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I used the internet to find out some of the most fun / important / scary / compelling stories about technology today.

1 Elon Musk buys Twitter for $ 44 billion
He is unlikely to enjoy his ownership as much as he thinks he will. (Atlantic 2)
+ Here’s a recap of last fortnight: Rollercoaster ride from start to finish. (FT)
, Musk claims open source sourcing Twitter’s algorithm will make it more transparent(NYT)
, Trump says he won’t rejoin, but his advisers aren’t sure(WP)
, Musk thinks people might be willing to pay for Twitter. Good luck with that. (Protocol)
, It encourages people to finally confront their Twitter addicts(Input)

2 How China wrote a playbook to censor Kovid information
It urges many other countries to impose sanctions in the name of public health. (New Yorker 2)
, New Kovid outbreak in Beijing raises fears of Shanghai-style lockdown(NYT)
, Fences have been erected in Shanghai to prevent residents from leaving their homes. (BBC)

3 Instagram hackers steal $ 3 million from board app yacht club NFTs
They managed to compromise with the official Instagram account and then use it to post a phishing link. (Bloomberg 2)
, Of course a social network for NFTs is at work(Quartz)
, Chinese NFT platforms do not want you to trade NFT anymore(TR)

4 Conspiracy theories have nothing to do with evidence
And they have everything to do with how we feel. (Wired $)
, We are living in an age of misinformation(Vox)

5 The US is fighting against China’s chip dominance
Possessing its most advanced chipmaking equipment. (Economist)
, The great chip crisis threatens Moore’s promise of law. (TR)

6 The crypto industry is hiring a lawyer
To get into the mainstream, you need legal smarts. (WSJ)
, Dogecoin, Elon Musk’s favorite cryptocurrency, is booming after its Twitter acquisition(Bloomberg 2)
, A deep dive into the mysterious subculture of cryptocurrency obsessives. (SCMP)
+ OK to opt out of crypto revolution(TR)

7 Metavers is a vile swamp of racism, rape jokes and assaults
And there is no refuge for criminals. (The Guardian)
, It doesn’t help that we’re struggling to define what metavers are. (Wired $)
, Facebook is opening its first physical store to try to sell its Metavers-related gadgets. (WP)

8 Europe’s wind power companies are being targeted by cyber attacks
Renewable energy is an increasingly lucrative target for criminals as attention shifts to oil and gas alternatives. (WSJ)

9 Coders wants to relieve low income families from admin burden
Applying for benefits is unnecessarily complicated. (Atlantic 2)

10 Video games are so hard to adapt to TV
But when it does work it makes for excellent looking. (The Guardian)
+ Nintendo’s animated Super Mario Bros. The film is delayed. (The Verge)

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