June 17, 2023, 8:05 PM

Top News

Boone Ashworth / Wired:
Reddit's management risks putting the service in a death spiral as users revolt, dedicated moderators quit, and its vibrant content moves to other platforms  —  When the user revolt ends—if it ever does—Reddit's community won't ever be the same.  —  It's pretty easy to piss people off on Reddit.
Andrew Throuvalas / Decrypt:
Block announces an open beta program for Bitkey, its self-custodial Bitcoin wallet, with Coinbase and CashApp integrations  —  Bitkey will allow beta users to withdraw Bitcoin from Coinbase and Cashapp using “copy and paste.”  —  Jack Dorsey's payments company Block announced an open beta program …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
A US federal judge signs off on a temporary agreement between Binance, Binance.US, and the SEC to ensure only Binance.US employees can access US customer funds  —  The proposed agreement addresses the SEC's motion for a temporary restraining order.  —  A federal judge signed off …
Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk:
Report: a group of central banks developed 33 API functionalities to test 30+ CBDC online, offline, and in-store use cases, via QR codes, phones, and more  —  An API layer could facilitate a wide range of central bank digital currency payment scenarios, a Bank for International Settlements and Bank of England experiment has shown.
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
Genetic testing company settles by paying $75K to the FTC for exposing sensitive health data, in the first FTC enforcement over genetic information  —  The case is the latest in a series of FTC enforcement actions focused on health data privacy and the first involving genetic information.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Source: Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino tells investors no major ad holding firms are recommending an ad pause now and highlights a focus on video and partnerships  —  Twitter plans to focus on video, creator and commerce partnerships to revitalize the social media company's business beyond digital advertising …
June Yoon / Financial Times:
Chipmakers like TSMC and Samsung race to curb emissions as chip manufacturing makes up most of a device's carbon output, a tough job in fossil fuel-reliant Asia  —  Meanwhile sister companies with green energy knowhow look set to cash in  —  A greener future is not necessarily a lower-tech future.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
How a seminal 2017 paper by Google researchers laid the groundwork for the 2020s AI boom, causing a Silicon Valley frenzy not seen since the 1990s dot-com fever  —  In late May, 300 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, journalists and assorted self-described thought leaders crammed into Shack15 …

Sponsor Posts
Browse salary data from 3,000 startups for free  —  Click for FREE, immediate access to real-time compensation benchmarking data.  Paid version helps HR automate comp reviews and communicate total compensation to employees.
LLMs can label data as well as humans, but 100x faster  —  Looking to clean, label or enrich your data, but taking too much time?  Just describe your problem to our LLMs and let them do the work for you in minutes.
Some of our recent app advancements that you should know about  —  In our unwavering commitment to sustaining a competitive edge and delivering top-tier products and experiences to our users, research and development remains our foremost investment area.
Web3 Security: Safeguarding Digital Assets in a Decentralized World  —  Discover crucial Web3 security practices in the ever-evolving landscape of decentralization and digital assets.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Tue. 12/05 - 23andMe Hack Just Keeps Getting Worse
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 8:05 PM ET, June 17, 2023.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:

Earlier Picks

Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
Benedict Evans: