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Week 10 (March 6, 2023)

Meta is building a decentralized, text-based social network

Meta is in the early stages of building a dedicated app for people to post text-based updates.

“We’re exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates,” the company told Platformer exclusively in an email. “We believe there’s an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests.”

Japan’s H3 rocket launch fails after second stage malfunction - SpaceNews

Japan’s brand-new H3 rocket was destroyed on its March 7 inaugural flight after the vehicle’s second-stage engine failed to ignite. This marked a major setback for the nation’s years-long efforts to develop a more capable and cost-effective alternative to the nation’s current workhorse, H-2A.

Worker asks Elon Musk on Twitter: Have I been fired? - BBC News

A Twitter employee has appealed to Elon Musk on the platform to ask whether he had been sacked.

In a tweet to the firm's chief executive, Halli Thorleifsson said: "Your head of HR is not able to confirm if I am employed or not".

Scammers are now using AI to sound like family members. It’s working. - The Washington Post

Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress. People are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.