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Google owns 63,605 miles and 8.5% of submarine cables worldwide — Broadband Now

Google makes billions from their cloud platform. Now they’re using those billions to buy up the internet itself — or at least, the submarine cables that make up the Internet backbone, says the report.

Here is the link: https://broadbandnow.com/report/google-content-providers-submarine-cable-ownership/

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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.