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January 14, 2023, 3:35 PM

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Washington Post:
How Elon Musk's Twitter moderation cuts boosted hate speech outside the US and Canada, where 75%+ of the service's 280M DAUs live, including in Japan and India  —  With 75 percent of its audience outside the U.S. and Canada, the impact of Elon Musk's moderation cuts has been great elsewhere
Derek B. Johnson / SC Media:
CI/CD service CircleCI says hackers infected an employee's laptop and stole 2FA-backed credentials to breach the company's systems and data in December 2022  —  CircleCI's chief technology officer said malicious hackers infected one of their engineer's laptops and stole elevated account privileges …
Paul Roberts / The Seattle Times:
Meta and Microsoft are vacating some of their Washington office buildings in Seattle and Bellevue, respectively, amid job cuts and popularity of remote work  —  In the latest sign of change in the tech sector — and softness in the office market here — Facebook parent Meta and Microsoft …
Wall Street Journal:
Emails show Twitter is offering free ad space by matching ad spending up to $250K; all ads must run by February 28, a period that includes the Super Bowl  —  Tech company to match advertisers' ad spending up to $250,000  —  Twitter Inc. is offering advertisers a new incentive in an attempt …
Pete Syme / Insider:
An FTX lawyer told the Delaware bankruptcy court that SBF asked FTX cofounder Gary Wang to create a secret backdoor to let Alameda borrow $65B of clients' money  —  - Bankruptcy lawyers said Sam Bankman-Fried's Alameda had access to a $65 billion credit line from FTX.
Nitish Pahwa / Slate:
How All-In, the popular tech podcast moderated by Jason Calacanis and his billionaire pals, gives an insight into Twitter under Elon Musk  —  On Nov. 7, about a week after Elon Musk took over Twitter and laid off half the staff, a company vice president offered a group of concerned employees …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hackers are exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability in unpatched versions of the Control Web Panel, a widely used interface for web hosting  —  A patch was released in October, but not all servers have installed it.  —  Malicious hackers have begun exploiting …
Adam Popescu / MIT Technology Review:
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