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January 15, 2023, 5:25 PM

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Erin Woo / The Information:
Internal Slack messages show Twitter deliberately suspended access to third-party clients, leaving staff wondering when the decision would be announced publicly  —  The mysterious outage of Tweetbot and other third-party Twitter clients that began Thursday night was an intentional suspension …
Washington Post:
How Elon Musk's Twitter moderation cuts impacted large markets outside the US, like India, with more hate speech, and Japan, with less political trending topics  —  With 75 percent of its audience outside the U.S. and Canada, the impact of Elon Musk's moderation cuts has been great elsewhere
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Touchscreen Macs will help Apple further unify its software and services, keep up with a touch-first generation, and pick up a bigger piece of the PC market  —  Apple's upcoming move to Macs with touch screens is about the future of its user base.  Also: The company kicks its in-house technology plans …
Emily Sohn / Nature:
Researchers detail health care AI's reproducibility issues; a 2021 review of 500+ papers: health ML models perform especially poorly on reproducibility measures  —  Each day, around 350 people in the United States die from lung cancer.  Many of those deaths could be prevented by screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans.
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Derek B. Johnson / SC Media:
CI/CD service CircleCI says hackers infected an employee's laptop and used 2FA credentials to breach the company's systems and steal its data in December 2022  —  CircleCI's chief technology officer said malicious hackers infected one of their engineer's laptops and stole elevated account privileges …
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
How Finland, ranked first of 41 European countries in a media literacy survey, teaches students to spot misinformation on social media, starting in preschool  —  The Nordic country is testing new ways to teach students about propaganda.  Here's what other countries can learn from its success.
Pete Syme / Insider:
An FTX lawyer told Delaware's bankruptcy court that SBF ordered FTX co-founder Gary Wang to open 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.

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