Roundup: Sam Bankman-Fraud

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Roundup: Sam Bankman-Fraud
The first photo of Sam Bankman-Fried in prison, released by crypto influencer Tiffany Fong.

This week was one of the rare times we get to celebrate some good tech news: a former tech billionaire being sent to prison for a very long time.

The last one was Elizabeth Holmes, who finally reported to prison for her sentence of 11 years and three months in May of last year. Bankman-Fried will not only spend more than double that time behind bars, but the collapse of his company to his guilty verdict and sentencing was much quicker. We can only hope the see more follow in their footsteps.

Along with the usual recommended reads, labor updates, and other news you might have missed, I’ll be taking a look at some of the other tech folks hit with fraud charges and why more should face the same.

Over on Tech Won’t Save Us, I spoke to Zach Weinersmith about the new book he co-wrote with Kelly Weinersmith called A City on Mars. We get into the difficulties of settling the Moon and Mars, and why tech billionaires and space boosters often make it seem much easier than it would be in reality.

Finally, a few small updates about the newsletter. On our website, you’ll see hyperlinks are underlined in yellow now to help with readability. I’ve also added a translations page where I’ll be keeping a list of translated Disconnect articles. If any editors want to talk about translating a piece, get in touch!

Have a great week!