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The former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter on working for CEO Elon Musk:
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Yoel Roth, former Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter, about his experience working for CEO Elon Musk.


Twitter's former safety chief warns Musk is moving fast and "breaking things":
Yoel Roth was a top executive at Twitter, until he resigned in early November. He says people need to "very thoughtfully and carefully weigh the costs and benefits of using Twitter."


FTX collapse offers lessons about the cyber risks of cryptocurrency investing:
The scandal involving the "King of Crypto" and the crash of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to unfold. Former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is under investigation for financial crimes.


'The Callisto Protocol' Review: Guts, Death, and Robots:
Despite retreading familiar game mechanics in the survival horror genre, The Callisto Protocol offers a meaningful update to what made Dead Space such a revered classic.


Elon Musk says Ye is suspended from Twitter:
The announcement by the Twitter CEO to suspend Ye came after the conservative social media platform Parler said it had agreed with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West to call off a deal.


Major password manager LastPass suffered a breach — again:
LastPass said an unauthorized party used information gained in an August breach to access customer information. But the company said customers' passwords remain safely encrypted.


Today's interactive Google Doodle honors Jerry Lawson, a pioneer of modern gaming:
Jerry Lawson would have turned 82 on Dec. 1. Google is celebrating the late engineer with a Doodle on its homepage, made up of several interactive games that users can customize themselves.


ICE inadvertently discloses personal data online of 6,252 immigrants:
NPR's A Martinez talks to Hamed Aleaziz of the Los Angeles Times about the information of more than 6,000 people in ICE custody that was mistakenly revealed to the public.


Sam Bankman-Fried strikes apologetic pose as he describes being shocked by FTX's fall:
During an hour-long interview at the New York Times Dealbook Summit, Bankman-Fried frequently portrayed himself as in the dark about the condition of the multi-billion dollar exchange he founded.


Twitter's chaos could make political violence worse outside of the U.S.:
Under the chaotic changes unleashed by Elon Musk, Twitter users in the U.S. are confronting problems that have long plagued the social network in other parts of the world.


Twitter will no longer enforce its COVID misinformation policy:
Public health experts and social media researchers are concerned that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus.


Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store, but Apple may have the last word:
Twitter CEO Elon Musk is taking issue with the App Store's fees. But if Musk follows through with his plan to welcome back banned Twitter users, Apple could simply remove Twitter from the App Store.


Why Margrethe Vestager is Silicon Valley's foremost antagonist:
As the European Union's top tech regulator, Vestager has overseen the passage of sweeping privacy and competition regulations. She has spearheaded more than half a dozen legal cases against Big Tech.


How to balance your digital life past just logging off:
Lots of people struggle to put their phone down. And lots of solutions say to just log off, but it's not always that easy. NPR's Life Kit podcast has tips on how to log off.


Quantum computing could lead to advances — but also national security threats:
Cybersecurity experts recently gathered in New York to talk about how to defend against a technology that doesn't yet exist. Quantum computing would usher in advances — and national security threats.


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