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April 2, 2021, 12:25 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple expands its Arcade subscription gaming service, which previously focused on exclusive titles, with a back catalog of classic App Store games  —  Apple has announced an expansion for its subscription gaming service Apple Arcade.  In addition to exclusive game releases …
Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
Coinbase says it expects its shares will start trading on April 14 and plans to release Q1 results on April 6  —  Cryptocurrency giant Coinbase announced on Thursday that its highly anticipated direct listing will happen on April 14.  The company also disclosed it will share its Q1 financial results eight days beforehand, on April 6.
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Developers say the App Store has started rejecting updates for apps using third-party SDKs that collect data which can be used for device fingerprinting  —  Apple is rejecting updates to apps that conflict with its new privacy policies in iOS 14, signaling that it is now getting serious about privacy enforcement.
Financial Times:
Snap confirms it was testing probabilistic matching to track iOS users for a few months, but will discontinue the program after Apple rolls out tracking changes  —  Owner of Snapchat has explored how to track users with data from third party companies  —  Snap has explored how it can circumvent …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Apple for selling MacBooks with defective display cables can proceed  —  A potential class-action lawsuit will go forward  —  When Apple introduced its controversial MacBook Pro redesign in 2016, the company probably …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook staff are raising concerns internally over allowing Chinese propaganda ads about Xinjiang, as Facebook awaits UN's response to the situation  —  Workers express concerns internally about advertisements and content by Beijing promoting message that mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in the region are thriving
Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
Massachusetts court supports a request from the IRS to obtain the records of all Circle customers who had $20K+ in crypto transactions between 2016 and 2020  —  A Massachusetts court is supporting a request from the IRS to obtain the records Circle customers, the Department of Justice said.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft says it has resolved DNS issues affecting services like Teams, Azure, and Office 365, cites spike in DNS traffic as preliminary root cause  —  If a Bing goes down and no one is around, did it even happen?  —  What you need to know  — Several Microsoft services, including Teams …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Memo: Google tells employees that it expects some US-based workers to return to the office in April, but won't require employees to come in until at least Sept.  —  Google told workers in an email Wednesday that it expects some U.S. employees to be able to return to the office in the coming month.
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