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

1 How Russian TV spins the war in Ukraine
This goes deeper than misinformation. Government TV wants to shock its audience with what to believe. (NYT)
, We can’t afford to be complacent about the horrors of online war(NYT)
, How You Can Avoid Spreading Misinformation About Online Warfare (TR)
, Data leaked from Russia is worth more than ever. (FT)

The 2 period-tracking app can be post-deprecated
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to potential data threats. (Protocol)
, Progressive clergy are giving pro-choice sermons on TikTok(Input)
, Row v. Wade draft opinion leak cannot be illegal(WP)

3 Facebook deliberately wreaked havoc in Australia to influence the new law
The removal of the crisis and charity pages was not unintentional, but strategic, Whistleblowers says. (WSJ)
, A weekend off on social media can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety. (Bloomberg 2)

4 How Zillow’s home-flipping dream broke and burned
But he is still optimistic that this time around he will make money through loans. (Bloomberg 2)
, House-flipping algorithms are coming to your neighborhood(TR)

5 Elon Musk is gathering his wealthy friends to raise money by buying his Twitter
In its usually unconventional style. (FT)
, Musk’s commitment to free speech at any cost can be traced back to his childhood. (NYT)
, He hates ads. That’s a problem for Twitter advertisers. (NYT)
, Musk’s Wikipedia page has turned into an online turf war. (Slate 2)

6 High-profile crypto investors also admit that it is a Ponzi scheme
The rest of us do not stand a chance. (Wired $)
, Bankers are leaving their jobs in the hope of making more money in crypto(Bloomberg 2)
, Digital money is dividing the masses like never before. (FT)

7 Not speaking English is a language barrier for top coders
Developing more diverse programming languages ​​can empower foreign developers. (Rest of the world)

8 AIA has identified criminal police groups in Chicago
Less than 4% of officers made up a quarter of all shootings and complaints from Black and Hispanic residents. (Motherboard)
, Minneapolis police used fake social media profiles to track black people(TR)

9 remote villages in Alaska are adopting the food delivery app
Delivery is not hot or fresh, but it is still a luxury treat. (NYT)

10 fans of Squishmallow plush toys are being harassed online
Just to try to buy or resell pampered critters. (Input)

Quote of the day

“I get up, eat, and then go back to sleep. Other than food, I can’t think of anything else.

Ayang Jivei, 21, describes his routine in the lock-down Shanghai in the New York Times.

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