Crypto in Congo, and a milestone in chip design

Crypto in Congo, and a milestone in chip design

Crypto in Congo, and a milestone in chip design

The unavoidable

I’ve scoured the internet to find you today’s funniest/important/scariest/fascinating stories about technology.

1 China tightens control over online content
By taking “preferred shares” in big tech companies Alibaba and Tencent. (FT$)
+ Didi carpooling applications are restored. (Reuters)
+ China wants to censor online comments. (MIT Technology Review)

2 US Sues Two Crypto Exchanges
Genesis and Gemini are accused of selling unregistered titles. (The block)
+ Another exchange,, is downsizing. (Tech Crunch)

3 An AI chatbot learned to sexually harass people
Its unsolicited and aggressive advances have appalled users. (Motherboard)
+ The viral AI avatar app Lensa stripped me naked, without my consent. (MIT Technology Review)

4 Why other viruses may have been suppressed during the pandemic
Partly because they can take turns overpowering a host. (Knowing Magazine)
+ People in China travel to Hong Kong for private covid reminders. (The Guardian)

5 Google Says Section 230 Change Could “Shock The Internet”
The adjustments will mean the end of moderation as we know it, he argues. (WSJ$)

6 Cancer Deaths In The United States Have Decreased Significantly
Better treatment and lower smoking rates could be among the contributing factors. (CNN)

7 The Gas Stove Debate Snowballs and Spins Out of Control
We know they are bad for our health and the climate. But the ban proposals have sparked a major backlash that refuses to die. (Slate $)
+ Here’s everything you need to know about the ongoing debate. (voice)
+ Welcome to the new culture wars. (Motherboard)

8 Mexican subway drivers must communicate via WhatsApp
They are banned from using mobile phones, but drivers say they have no choice. (Rest of the world)

9 The Indonesian village that caused a stir on YouTube
Tapen is at the heart of the country’s booming YouTube scene. (Wired $)

10 Why space travel is so bad for us 🚀
It is a major health hazard. (WP$)

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