China's 'Silicon Valley' manufacturing hub orders production halts to control a Covid spike. Shenzhen, the biggest city in the manufacturing hub of Guangdong province, told all businesses not involved with essential public services to suspend production or have employees work from home starting Monday. (Evelyn Cheng / CNBC)
Rotten managers are to blame for the surging wave of job burnout - and the fix has to come from them, not overworked employees. Burnout is insidious. It's a creeping malaise that makes easy tasks feel hard and hard tasks feel impossible. And it's not just a buzzword. Employee burnout is now recognized by the World Health Organization as a 'syndrome' caused by 'chronic… (Ed Zitron / Business Insider)
Tencent Faces Possible Record Fine for Anti-Money-Laundering Violations. Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is facing a potential record fine for violations of some central bank regulations by its WeChat Pay mobile network, as Beijing toughens its regulations for fintech platforms, according… (Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal)
Facebook Has a Child Predation Problem. While trying to map the extent and impact of place-based Facebook groups where QAnon and allied disinformation spread, I went looking for Facebook groups with names including 10, 11, or 12. This was part of my work with the Pitt Disinformation Lab… (Lara Putnam / WIRED)
The real problem with NFTs? They're ugly. The email arrived, like so many others, announcing a “historic NFT sale” of “fRiENDSiES” by “FriendsWithYou” ;, that is soon to take place at Christie's. This was nothing new. Historic NFT events now arrive… (Louis Wise / Financial Times)
🇺🇦 Ukraine Crisis
Russia asks China for military assistance in its invasion of Ukraine. (Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times)
Russian Prosecutors Warn Western Companies of Arrests, Asset Seizures. (Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal)
America's Hesitation Is Heartbreaking. (Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic)
Ukraine: How a transgender man escaped Russia's invasion. (Bethany Dawson / Business Insider)
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