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March 19, 2021, 1:25 PM

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg on Clubhouse says Facebook may be in a “stronger position” after Apple's IDFA changes and that Facebook Shops has 1M+ monthly active businesses  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is confident the social media company “will be able to manage through” Apple's upcoming privacy changes.
Josh Constine / Josh Constine's PressClub:
BuzzFeed News:
Instagram is working on a version of the service suitable for kids under 13; source: the work will be led by Pavni Diwanji, a VP who joined Facebook in December  —  Executives at Instagram are planning to build a version of the popular photo-sharing app that can be used by children under the age of 13 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset will feature an advanced eye tracking system and potentially an iris recognition feature  —  Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset will be equipped with an advanced eye tracking system, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this evening in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors.
Telegram:
Telegram expands Voice Chats to channels, with no limits on number of listeners, and now allows admins to record audio and celebrities to switch accounts  —  Voice Chats first appeared in December, adding a new dimension of live talk to Telegram groups.  Starting today, they become available …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China is restricting use of Tesla cars by military and state employees, citing concerns that the data they collect could be sent back to the US  —  People familiar with the effort cite concerns Tesla cars could be source of national security leaks  —  SINGAPORE—China's government …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Project Zero: the same hackers that used 4 Windows and Android zero-days in Feb. 2020 have since used 7 more zero-days to target iOS, Windows, and Android  —  The breadth and abundance of exploits for unknown vulnerabilities sets group apart.  —  A team of advanced hackers exploited no fewer …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Verkada security camera hacker has been charged in the US for hacking into 100+ of the world's biggest companies since 2019 and leaking proprietary data online  —  The US Department of Justice has charged today a Swiss national for hacking into more than 100 companies and leaking proprietary data online on their personal website.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
A Russian who flew to the US to try to bribe a Tesla employee to plant malware on the carmaker's network takes plea deal, could face 4-10 month prison sentence  —  A Russian national who traveled to the US in order to recruit a Tesla employee for a scheme to plant malware …
Sam Shead / CNBC:
EU calls on countries to change laws on stock options and immigration so that startups can attract the best talent; 25 countries across Europe have signed up  —  - The EU Start-up Nations Standard calls on countries to change their laws on stock options and immigration visas so that start-ups …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple sends cease and desist emails to Chinese apps testing CAID, which is designed to track users in spite of Apple's upcoming IDFA privacy changes  —  Chinese apps test multiple workarounds to keep tracking iPhones without prompting for consent  —  A cat-and-mouse game …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
OpenSea, a marketplace for NFTs, raises $23M Series A led by a16z Crypto, says $95M in digital merchandise was sold on the service in Feb., up from $8M in Jan.  —  When CryptoKitties roared onto the scene in 2017, most people regarded the collectible digital cats, which were tied to and encapsulated …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Facebook, which supported security keys on desktop since 2017, expands support to iOS and Android users  —  Facebook has supported security keys on desktop since 2017 and will now enable iOS and Android users to log in to their account via the physical key.

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