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Twitter vs. ElonJet: Another wild thing on Twitter this week. First came the news that @ElonJet, Elon’s private account that tracks the whereabouts of his jet, has been suspended.Next, Twitter competitor Mastodon’s official account Suspended Shortly after I posted about the jet tracker above (including the link to the mastodon flagged as “potentially harmful”). Suspended, at least some of them were tweeting about the jet tracker ordeal. , doesn’t seem to recognize/respect the stop). After a few minutes of questioning, Elon leaves the session, Overall Twitter Spaces feature taken offline.
SBF arrested: Sam Bankman Freed, founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange/Gordian Knot that has exploded so dramatically in recent months, was arrested in the Bahamas this week. Shortly thereafter, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced We have formally accused SBF of deceiving investors and are investigating other charges.
OpenAI wants to watermark what AI writes: “Is it human-written or ChatGPT?” Kyle Wiggers asks. “It can be hard to tell, maybe too hard,” its creator OpenAI thinks. ”
NSA warns about exploits in popular network equipment: “The U.S. National Security Agency warns that Chinese government-backed hackers are exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in two widely used Citrix networking products,” wrote Carly Page. This flaw, which Citrix has confirmed being actively exploited, allows hackers to execute malicious code on devices commonly found in corporate networks.
iOS 16.2: Apple shipped the latest version of iOS this week. Ivan Mehta has added end-to-end encryption for more iCloud data, Apple Music’s karaoke his mode, and the “infinite whiteboard” collaboration app, Freeform.
Instagram get text only posts: Ever wanted to post to Instagram without taking a picture? me neither. But Instagram added a text-centric option this week, proving it’s at least popular enough to crack our top posts list. Either way, they remind me of the old-fashioned AIM status messages — they’re short, temporary updates that live in DMs, not the main feed (see image below).
Equity’s crew may not be clairvoyant, but they are very good. very Smart — and this week, after a few ridiculously unpredictable years, they dared make some predictions Around 2023. found Meanwhile, in a podcast, Cheryl Sew Hoy, founder of Tiny Health, discusses the importance of gut flora, especially in infancy, and how maintaining a good gut flora can help prevent chronic health problems down the road. We talked about how we can help
TC+ is a members-only premium section of the site that lets you step away from the news cycle and dig a little deeper into some of your favorite things. Here’s what TC+ members read most this week:
The One Slide That 99% of Founders Get Wrong: During his time as a reporter, VC, and startup pitch coach, Haje has seen more pitch decks than anyone I know. What is the most common mistake he sees? It’s all about “questions”.
How much funding do you need to raise for your startup?: Haje’s second feature article this week, and second most popular post, touches on an all too common question.