December 2, 2022
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Good morning. It’s 1,031 days since I hit “send” on the first ever edition of Protocol Source Code. Today, with a heavy heart, I have hit that same button for the final time. Sadly, this is the final edition of Source Code you’ll receive. (But look out next week for an email from Politico about some alternatives you might like to read instead).
I wanted to take a moment to say what a pleasure and privilege it has been for everyone on the Protocol team to help you, our readers, navigate the world of technology. I hope you’ve enjoyed our work, I hope you’ve found it useful, and I hope you go on to read the work of our journalists at other publications in the future.
And for this, our final edition of Source Code, the Protocol team has nominated our favorite stories from the past three years. I hope you enjoy them one last time.
— Jamie Condliffe, Executive Editor
Google contractors at data centers face forced unemployment by Anna Kramer
Microsoft Research Asia helped build AI in China by Kate Kaye
Google Cloud customers and partners grade CEO Thomas Kurian by Donna Goodison
Section 230 reform: Mark Warner's SAFE TECH Act by Issie Lapowsky and Emily Birnbaum
Cloudflare protests over Kiwi Farms customer by Tom Krazit
Welcome to Afterparty: One night at Hollywood's hottest NFT minting party by Nat Rubio-Licht
The crypto-communists behind the Web3 revolution by Benjamin Pimentel
Silicon Valley's new extreme: The 2:30 a.m. tech bus from Salida by Lauren Hepler
Silicon Valley's newest mafia: The Palantir Pack by Biz Carson
Elon Musk offers $50k to teen to remove flight tracker bot by Veronica Irwin
How IBM lost the cloud by Tom Krazit
The crypto reckoning in the Finger Lakes by Brian Kahn
And that's it! Thanks so much for reading. Goodbye!