Elon Musk fires a top Twitter engineer over his declining view count

On Tuesday, Musk gathered a group of engineers and advisors into a room at Twitter’s headquarters looking for answers. Why are his engagement numbers tanking?

“This is ridiculous,” he said, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the meeting. “I have more than 100 million followers, and I’m only getting tens of thousands of impressions.”

One of the company’s two remaining principal engineers offered a possible explanation for Musk’s declining reach: just under a year after the Tesla CEO made his surprise offer to buy Twitter for $44 billion, public interest in his antics is waning.


Musk did not take the news well.

“You’re fired, you’re fired,” Musk told the engineer.

Therapy isn’t cheap but it’s definitely cheaper than $44B.

Fred Wilson is, charitably speaking, an idiot.

Either that, or he’s very subtly making the deeply insightful point that VCs like him are trapped in a binge-and-purge cycle, swinging from zero interest rate hedonism to fad diet disordered eating without a hint of an ordering principle of action. Last year we were all trying to look pillowy; this year we’re all trying to look snatched.

Security analysis of DBTRU cryptosystem

Proposed by Thang and Binh (NICS, 2015 ), DBTRU is a variant of NTRU, where the integer polynomial ring is replaced by two binary truncated polynomial rings GF(2)[x]/(x^n + 1). DBTRU has significant advantages over NTRU in terms of security and performance. NTRU is a probabilistic public key cryptosystem having security related to some hard problems in lattices. In this paper we will present a polynomial-time linear algebra attack on the DBTRU cryptosystem which can break DBTRU for all recommended parameter choices and the plaintext can be obtained in less than one second using a single PC and this specific attack.