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1 China tightens control over online content
By acquiring “preferred shares” in major tech companies Alibaba and Tencent. (FT$)
+ Didi car apps have been restored. (Reuters)
+ China wants to censor comments online. (MIT Technology Review)

2 The US sued two crypto exchanges
Genesis and Gemini are accused of selling unregistered titles. (Block)
+ Another exchange, Crypto.com, is going down. (Tech Crunch)

3 An artificial intelligence chatbot has learned to sexually harass people
Its unsolicited and aggressive advances have surprised users. (motherboard)
+ The viral AI avatar app Lensa exposed me without my consent. (MIT Technology Review)

4 Why other viruses may have been suppressed during a pandemic
Partly because they can take turns beating the host. (Knowledge magazine)
+ People in China are going to Hong Kong to get personal covid alerts. (The Guardian)

5 Google Says Section 230 Change ‘Shocks the Internet’
The amendments will mark the end of moderation as we know it, he says. (WSJ$)

6 cancer deaths in the United States have decreased significantly
Better treatment and reduced smoking may be contributing factors. (CNN)

7 The gas stove debate snowballs and spirals out of control
We know they are bad for our health and the climate. But proposals for a ban have sparked massive opposition that has refused 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
Although they are banned from using mobile phones, the drivers say they have no choice. (Rest of World)

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

10 Why Space Travel Is So Bad For Us 🚀
This is a serious health risk. (WP$)

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