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Algorithm knows when corporate money is pushing memes online — New Scientist

Researchers are working on an algorithm that can detect whether an internet meme is trending on its own, or has the invisible hand of corporate money behind it. Read about it on New Scientist.

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Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: ‘I didn’t try to commit fraud’ — BBC

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former boss of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has denied committing fraud, writes Ben Derico and James Clayton.

Brazilian regulator seizes iPhones from retail stores as Apple fails to comply with charger requirement — 9To5Mac

As first reported by Tecnoblog, Procon-DF has seized “hundreds...

Twitter won’t restart paid verification until ‘significant impersonations’ stop, Elon Musk says — The Verge

Elon Musk told Twitter employees on Monday that the company won’t relaunch its paid verification subscription, writes Alex Heath.

Researchers say iPhone usage data isn’t as anonymous as Apple claims — Engadget

Code sleuths at Mysk are challenging Apple's vaunted focus on privacy, writes J. Fingas.