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January 13, 2023, 4:30 PM

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Fenix, Talon, and other third-party Twitter apps are broken; Twitter has given no explanation and developers say they haven't heard back  —  The past several weeks since Elon Musk's takeover have seen Twitter in turmoil as rapid changes hit the platform …
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Crypto.com lays off ~20% of its global workforce, citing the macro-economic downturn and FTX's implosion, after cutting 260 employees, or ~5%, in June 2022  —  Crypto exchange Crypto.com is cutting its global workforce by 20%, it said on Friday, as it navigates ongoing economic headwinds and “unforeseeable” industry events.
Wall Street Journal:
YouTube is testing a hub of free, ad-supported streaming channels with select media partners, looking to compete with Roku, Paramount's Pluto TV, and Fox's Tubi  —  Tech company's effort could rival Roku, Fox in fast-growing area of streaming business  —  Created with sketchtool.  —  1x
Meaghan Tobin / Rest of World:
A look at China's global satellite internet ambitions in competition with Starlink, including homegrown startups that experts say will ultimately be state-owned  —  A constellation of companies has sprung up in recent years to power China's satellite internet plans.
Gareth Corfield / Telegraph:
Sources: a Russia-linked LockBit ransomware gang infected the UK's Royal Mail customs label printers, forcing the postal service to stop overseas deliveries  —  Lockbit's ransomware scrambled software on machines used to send international post  —  A Russia-linked ransomware gang was behind …
Financial Times:
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Banning ChatGPT in schools will be hard, so teachers should treat ChatGPT like a calculator: assume students are using it unless they are physically supervised  —  OpenAI's new chat bot is raising fears of cheating on homework, but its potential as an educational tool outweighs its risks.
Connie Guglielmo / CNET:
After a report that it is using AI for writing articles, CNET explains its test, changes the byline on AI-written posts, and makes disclosures more prominent  —  For over two decades, CNET has built our reputation testing new technologies and separating the hype from reality.
David Pan / Bloomberg:
With the value of next-gen Bitcoin mining rigs down an estimated 85%, some crypto lenders flooded with repossessed rigs are keeping them running for the income  —  Crypto lenders have repossessed so many Bitcoin mining rigs they're resorting to plugging them in and extracting tokens themselves.

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