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July 30, 2023, 1:00 AM

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Washington Post:
Adam Mosseri and current and former employees recount how Threads came to life with a small team focused on shipping a bare-bones app on a breakneck schedule  —  A company in crisis went back to basics to deliver a viral hit.  But can Adam Mosseri's bare-bones Twitter clone reinvigorate an aging tech giant?
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A profile of Mike Masnick, who founded Techdirt in 1998, considered by lawmakers, CEOs, and activists as an essential guide for what's happening in tech  —  Mike Masnick, who founded Techdirt in 1998, writes for an influential audience of lawmakers, C.E.O.s and activists.
New York Times:
Sources: the Biden admin is looking for malware it believes China hid inside critical infrastructure, mainly aimed to disrupt the military if a conflict emerges  —  American intelligence officials believe the malware could give China the power to disrupt or slow American deployments or resupply operations …
BBC:
An investigation citing hundreds of Turkish people claims Android's earthquake warning system failed to send alerts for the 7.8-magnitude quake on February 6  —  James Clayton and Ben Derico in San Francisco & Anna Foster in Turkey  —  Google's earthquake warning system failed …
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
Internal Meta emails: Facebook removed content about COVID-19 under pressure from the Biden administration, including posts claiming the virus was man-made  —  Internal Meta emails say pressure from Washington was behind a decision to take down posts attributing pandemic to man-made virus
Hiroyuki Akiyama / Nikkei Asia:
Japan plans to add ~110K new trainees to acquire digital skills through fiscal 2024, as the government projects a 2.3M digital worker shortage by fiscal 2026  —  Tokyo aims to add 110,000 new trainees in the field over next two years  —  Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left …
Rebecca Elliott / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter/X reinstates Kanye West's account, suspended in December 2022, and says he won't be eligible to monetize it, and ads won't appear next to his posts  —  West won't be eligible to monetize his account, and ads won't appear next to his posts  —  X, the social-media platform formerly known …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter/X officially rolls out its ads revenue sharing program for eligible users globally, after giving some creators payouts earlier this month  —  Twitter, which Elon Musk is currently rebranding to X, is officially rolling out its ads revenue sharing program for creators.
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
A look at Indian nonprofit Karya, which sells AI training data and redirects all the profit to its workers, who retain ownership of the data they create  —  In the shade of a coconut palm, Chandrika tilts her smartphone screen to avoid the sun's glare.  It is early morning in Alahalli village …
Stephanie Hirschmiller / Decrypt:
The British Museum partners with Ethereum-based metaverse game The Sandbox to create NFTs showing the museum's collections and offer “new immersive experiences”  —  The cultural institution plans to establish an interactive space within the Ethereum-based world, as well as offer up NFT collectibles.

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