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March 1, 2021, 11:50 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The WikiLeaks-style group DDoSecrets claims that Parler-like site Gab has been breached and is now set to share 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more  —  The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches Live Rooms for live broadcasts with up to four creators, up from two, and says it will roll out new audio features in coming months  —  Instagram today announced it's adding a much-requested feature to its app with the launch of “Live Rooms,” which allow up to four people to broadcast live together at the same time.
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Pres. Biden says there should be “no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda” by Amazon amid its warehouse workers' vote on whether to form a union in AL  —  - ‘The choice to join a union is up to the workers,’ Biden said  — Mail-in voting for 6,000 workers began in mid-February
Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Swedish payments startup Klarna raises $1B at a valuation of $31B, triple its valuation in its last funding round in September  —  - Swedish firm raised $1 billion in new funding from investors  — Klarna to donate 1% of new funds to climate change initiatives
Bob Davis / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Biden's efforts to partner with allies to boost key tech sectors and counter China, going beyond Trump-era measures like restricting sales of SMIC  —  Combined efforts in semiconductors, artificial intelligence seen as way to thwart Beijing's ambitions

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