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February 13, 2023, 10:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Binance says the NYDFS ordered Paxos to stop issuing its BUSD stablecoin, which has 6.2M holders; Paxos will continue redemptions until at least February 2024  —  Firm will continue to manage redemptions of the product  —  New York regulators directed a crypto company to stop issuing …
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Wesley Hilliard / AppleInsider:
Twitter delays its new paid API launch by “a few more days”, claiming “there has been an immense amount of enthusiasm for the upcoming changes with Twitter API”  —  Twitter continues confusing shift away from free API  —  Without just hours of advance notice before the deadline …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Samantha Cole / VICE:
A look at the torrent of deepfake porn harassment targeted at female creators, as a Twitch streamer admits to buying deepfakes of streamers after he was caught  —  After Atrioc was caught buying non-consensual, pornographic deepfakes of fellow Twitch streamers, the abuse against women targeted has been endless.
Aaron Mok / Insider:
Report: TikTok is planning to let creators charge $1 or more for videos and is working on the Creator Fund 2.0, which could pay creators with 100K+ followers  —  - TikTok creators could soon start charging fans to watch their videos, per The Information.  — The company hopes a paywall …
Dmitri Brereton / DKB Blog:
At Microsoft's demo last week, the “new Bing” incorrectly summarized Gap's Q3 2022 earnings and provided wrong info on a pet vacuum and Mexico City nightlife  —  Microsoft knowingly released a broken product for short-term hype  —  Bing AI got some answers completely wrong during their demo.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Twilio plans to cut ~17% of its workforce, or ~1,500 jobs, after laying off ~11% in September 2022 and will form two units to spend less and be more efficient  —  - Twilio on Monday announced plans to cut about 1,500 employees, or around 17% of its workforce, according to a blog post shared on the company's website.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
A study finds 11 data brokers selling Americans' mental health information, including on antidepressants, insomnia, and attention issues, likely from app makers  —  Capitalizing on the pandemic explosion in telehealth and therapy apps that collect details of your mental health needs …
Shenghao Bai / Counterpoint Research:
Analysis: the iPhone 14 Pro Max 128GB's blended bill of materials cost is ~$464, up 3.7% on the iPhone 13 Pro Max, with 22%+ accounting for Apple-designed chips  —  - The blended bill of materials (BoM) cost for the iPhone 14 Pro Max with 128GB Nand flash is about $464, a 3.7% increase from that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Bigscreen unveils Bigscreen Beyond, a $999 PC-powered wired VR headset with two OLED 2560×2560 displays, a 127g visor, and SteamVR Tracking, shipping in Q3 2023  —  Darshan Shankar, the founder of VR's leading Internet-powered platform for watching movies together …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Bakkt plans to shut down its consumer crypto app on March 16, two years after debuting Bakkt App with partners including Starbucks, Best Buy, and Choice Hotels  —  Users will be able to manage their assets over the web after March 16.  —  Digital asset platform Bakkt (BKKT) …

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