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TECH CRUNCH
Twitter is going to show you more tweets from people you don't follow Twitter says it's going to put more algorithmic recommendations in users' timelines and the changes are already rolling out.

Indian agritech DeHaat tops $700 million valuation in $60 million funding Agritech DeHaat plans to use the new funding to deepen its penetration in the country and reach break-even profitability within two years.

LastPass says it was breached — again The password manager said an "unauthorized party" used information stolen from a breach of LastPass' systems in August.

SBF claims massive ignorance on obvious conflicts in FTX downfall SBF addressed FTX's failure in an interview with the New York Times, and repeatedly claimed his gravest sin was ignorance, not malice.

Stability AI doubles down on AWS Generative AI startups Stability AI today announced that AWS is now its preferred cloud partner for building and deploying its models.

Here's everything AWS announced at re:Invent today AWS today announced a number of feature updates related to its data and machine learning services at its re:Invent conference today.

Daily Crunch: Music fans revisit their year in music with Spotify Wrapped 2022 Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Musk at Twitter has 'huge work' ahead to comply with EU rules, warns bloc European Union regulators have fired another warning shot at Elon Musk over his erratic piloting of Twitter since his takeover last month.

YouTube acknowledges its iOS app is crashing, says it's working on a fix YouTube’s mobile app on iOS devices is currently down for users. The company is aware of the crash and is working on fixing it.

WIRED
All the Actually Important Stuff Neuralink Just Announced The company is vying for an edge in an increasingly crowded field that seeks to let people control machines with their minds.

San Francisco's Killer Police Robots Threaten the City's Most Vulnerable Law enforcement says that in some scenarios a lethal robot is the only way to protect public safety. Experts say the policy will harm communities of color.

Google Moves to Block Invasive Spanish Spyware Framework The “Heliconia” hacking tool exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome, Windows Defender, and Firefox, according to company security researchers.

Why China Is Still Stuck in a Zero-Covid Nightmare Protesters are calling for China to ease restrictions most nations have already ditched. But the country faces a fraught path toward normalcy.

Pliocene-Like Monsoons Are Returning to the American Southwest As carbon concentrations rise, conditions are becoming more like they were 3 million years ago, when the area was wetter and the rain was heavier.

Electric Vehicles Cut US Gas Consumption by a Measly 0.54% A new report shows that national gasoline usage barely changed in 2021, despite increasing EV adoption.

How to Make the Most of In-Person Conferences Now that live events are starting up again, here are some tips on how to get back out there, while staying safe and sane.

Effective Altruism Is Pushing a Dangerous Brand of ‘AI Safety’ This philosophy—supported by tech figures like Sam Bankman-Fried—fuels the AI research agenda, creating a harmful system in the name of saving humanity

Layoffs Have Gutted Twitter’s Child Safety Team Just one person remains to enforce the company’s ban on child sexual abuse across Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

The US Congress Is Starting to Question This Whole Crypto Thing Think Washington lawmakers have what it takes to tackle the volatile world of cryptocurrencies? Neither do they.

HACKER NEWS
Tests aren’t enough: Case study after adding type hints to urllib3 Since Python 3.5 was released in 2015 including PEP 484 and the typing module type hints have grown from a nice-to-have to an expectation for popular packages. To fulfill this expectation our team...

bigscience/T0pp · Hugging Face We’re on a journey to advance and democratize artificial intelligence through open source and open science.

Sequoia PGP is now LGPL 2.0+ Sequoia is a modular OpenPGP implementation in Rust.

Code CAD – Use code to create CAD models A community hub for CodeCAD parts, OpenSCAD, CadQuery, JSCAD and more

Opening up a physics simulator for robotics As part of DeepMind's mission of advancing science, we have acquired the MuJoCo physics simulator and are making it freely available for everyone, to support research everywhere.

My Framework for Building Side Projects as a Solo Developer – Rauno Metsa When you work full-time, it's certain that you'll get paid. When you freelance, it's almost certain that you'll get paid. When you start a side project, it's uncertain if you'll ever get paid. And this can make it hard to start a side project. But what if yo…

What =delete means In my C++ training classes, I often explain the meaning of =delete as The library author is saying, “I know what you’re trying to do, and what you’re trying to do is wrong.”

Eating the Cloud from Outside In ∊ swyx.io AWS is playing Chess. Cloudflare is playing Go.

WALL STREET JOURNAL
Elon Musk’s Unconventional Management Style: Former Employees Share Stories Twitter has been in turmoil since Elon Musk took over. To get a sense of what’s going on behind the scenes, The Wall Street Journal spoke with former Tesla and

Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Didn’t Know About Scale of Alameda Bets FTX’s co-founder says he made mistakes during his tenure at the helm of the cryptocurrency exchange but didn’t ever try to commit fraud

Mark Zuckerberg Says Apple Holds Too Much Control Over App Ecosystem Meta chief executive remains optimistic about his company’s metaverse products and services

Salesforce Co-CEO Bret Taylor to Step Down Marc Benioff to become the business-software company’s sole chief executive

China’s Covid Protests Began With an Apartment Fire in a Remote Region Firefighting delays in the city of Urumqi, seen by many Chinese as related to strict pandemic controls, set off wide demonstrations against the country’s zero-Covid restrictions

Jerome Powell Signals Fed Prepared to Slow Rate-Rise Pace in December Fed chair says a labor-market slowdown will be needed to bring inflation back to the central bank’s 2% target

House Approves Imposing Railroad Labor Deal, Paid Sick-Leave Measure Lawmakers aim to end long-running dispute between freight companies and workers

Stocks Gain for Second Month in a Row; Dow Exits Bear Market Fed chief’s comments fuel hopes that the pace of interest-rate increases would slow

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Showcases ‘Telepathic Typing’ in Monkey Neuroscience startup says it should be ready for human tests in six months during live-stream update on progress in effort to decode brain activity

Ukraine’s Power Shortages Force Millions of Refugees Into Lengthier Exile Kyiv’s call to its diaspora to stay abroad is forcing many to upend their lives again and turn their temporary flight into a permanent move

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Biden hosts Macron amid friction over US climate law WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.S.-French relationship — but these are friends with differences.

Obama heads to Ga. as Warnock seeks big early vote advantage ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early voting w…

Analysis: Under Jiang, China projected a more open image He grinned, and — just eight years after the crackdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — the spectacle of China's ruler beaming and glad-handing people in the very heart of capitalism seemed at once charming and really, really odd.

In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate BENGALURU, India (AP) — India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it's putting climate at the top of the group's priorities.Programs to encourage sustainable living and money for countrie…

AP source: Rose Bowl clears way for 12-team CFP in 2024 Rose Bowl game organizers cleared the way for the College Football Playoff to expand to 12 teams starting in the 2024 season, informing CFP officials Wednesday they are willing to alter agreements to accommodate a new format to decide the national champion.

Mistrial after jury deadlock in Danny Masterson rape case LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday at the rape trial of “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson after jurors, who were leaning strongly toward acquitting him, deadlocked following the monthlong trial in which the Church of Scientology pla…

Treasury making Trump taxes available to House committee WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has complied with a court order to make former President Donald Trump's tax returns available to a congressional committee.The Supreme Court last week rejected Trump’s request for an order that would…

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79 NEW YORK (AP) — Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere” and “Don’t Stop,” died Wednesday at age 79.

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany must win for last-16 shot DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a simple task for Germany in its final game of group stage: beat Costa Rica on Thursday or the four-time World Cup champions will go home early for a second consecutive tournament.

Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep.

BUSINESS INSIDER
More than 6,000 immigrants were affected by ICE data leak for 5 hours ICE said in a statement that it is monitoring the internet for reposting of the data and asking individuals who downloaded it to delete the content.

SBF denies rampant drugs at FTX: 'totally on-label use of medication' Sam Bankman-Fried denied his team at FTX engaged in recreational drug use, saying he was prescribed medication to help with focus and concentration.

Bret Taylor leaves Salesforce, shocking employees and Marc Benioff "We love you deeply, you have a home here, we're gonna try to get you back somehow," Marc Benioff said on the call, seemingly going off script.

Royal aide said Meghan and Harry's marriage will 'end in tears' Lady Susan Hussey resigned after reportedly asking a Black charity founder "where they really came from" multiple times during a royal event.

AMC CEO's big severance amid layoffs is part of a wider problem CEOs talked a big game about caring for workers during the pandemic. But their stratospheric pay amid rank-and-file layoffs tells another story.

House Democrats obtain 6 years of Trump's tax returns The move comes after the Supreme Court dismissed Trump's emergency request to block House Democrats from receiving his tax returns.

'Selling Sunset' broker says Compass faces a 'grim reality' Oppenheim called the amount Compass brokers get to keep from commissions "unsustainable," but Compass said it has no plans to change its "split policy."

Strong economy now will lead to stock market crash, recession, higher inflation in 2023 A suddenly surging economy will force the Federal Reserve to keep hiking interest rates. When that happens, investors and consumers better buckle up.

Secret 9/11 memo reveals Bush rewriting the history of the terror attacks George W. Bush's answers in a newly declassified 9/11 Commission interview helped him escape blame and win re-election. But they don't add up.

Buying a home in 2023 will still suck Higher mortgage rates mean pricier monthly payments for homebuyers, which offset any affordability gained from declining property prices.