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China launched more rockets into orbit in 2018 than any other country — MIT Technology Review

Privately funded space startups are changing China’s space industry. And even without their help, China is poised to become a space power on par with the United States, writes Joan Johnson-Freese.

Here is the link: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612595/china-launched-more-rockets-into-orbit-in-2018-than-any-other-country/

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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.