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The Download: Fertility for trans men, and a Q&A with CRISPR’s co-creator

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— A Twitter employee reflects on Elon Musk buying the company, according to the Washington Post.

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology.

1 Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion
He’s unlikely to enjoy owning it as much as he thinks he will. (The Atlantic $)
+ Here’s a recap of the past fortnight: a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. (FT $)
+ Musk claims that open sourcing Twitter’s algorithm will make it more transparent. (NYT $)
+ Trump says he wouldn’t rejoin, but his advisers aren’t convinced. (WP $)
+ Musk thinks people might be willing to pay for Twitter. Good luck with that.  (Protocol)
+ It’s prompting people to finally face up to their Twitter addictions. (Input)

2 How China wrote the playbook for censoring covid information
It’s inspired many other countries to impose restrictions in the name of public health. (New Yorker $)
+ A new covid outbreak in Beijing is heightening fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown. (NYT $)
+ Fences have been erected in Shanghai to prevent residents from leaving their homes. (BBC)

3 ​​Instagram hackers stole $3 million of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs
They managed to compromise the official Instagram account then use it to post a phishing link. (Bloomberg $)
+ Of course there’s a social network for NFTs in the works. (Quartz)
+ Chinese NFT platforms don’t want you to trade NFTs anymore. (TR)

4 Conspiracy theories are nothing to do with evidence
And everything to do with how they make us feel. (Wired $)
+ We are living in an age of misinformation. (Vox)

5 The US is fighting back against China’s chip dominance 
By keeping its most advanced chipmaking tools to itself. (The Economist $)
+ The great chip crisis threatens the promise of Moore’s Law. (TR)

6 The crypto industry is on a lawyer hiring spree
To go mainstream, you need legal smarts. (WSJ $)
+ Dogecoin, Elon Musk’s favorite cryptocurrency, is surging after his Twitter purchase. (Bloomberg $)
+ A deep dive into the mysterious subcultures of cryptocurrency obsessives. (SCMP)
+ It’s okay to opt out of the crypto revolution. (TR)

7 The metaverse is a vile quagmire of racism, rape jokes and assault
And there’s next to no recourse for offenders, either. (The Guardian)
+ It doesn’t help that we’re struggling to define what the metaverse even is. (Wired $)
+ Facebook is opening its first physical store to try to sell its metaverse-related gadgets. (WP $)

8 Europe’s wind energy companies are being targeted by cyberattacks
Renewable energy is an increasingly attractive target for criminals as attention turns to oil and gas alternatives. (WSJ $)

9 Coders want to relieve low-income families of the burden of admin
Applying for benefits is needlessly complicated. (The Atlantic $)

10 Adapting video games for TV is so difficult to get right  
But makes for great watching when it works. (The Guardian)
+ Nintendo’s animated Super Mario Bros. movie has been delayed. (The Verge)

Source : Technology Review

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