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March 11, 2022, 1:00 AM

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Reuters:
As a result of Russia's invasion, Meta says it will temporarily change its rules to allow some violent political speech, like “death to the Russian invaders”  —  Meta Platforms (FB.O) will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians …
Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:
Stripe now supports crypto businesses, including exchanges, wallet providers, and NFT marketplaces, and offers flexible on-ramps for crypto exchanges  —  Global payments giant Stripe has announced that it now supports crypto businesses including exchanges, wallet providers, and NFT marketplaces, among others.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out a rapid Air Raid Alerts system for Android phones in Ukraine  —  Google today issued an update on its response to the war in Ukraine.  Among other ongoing efforts, Android users in Ukraine will soon have rapid Air Raid Alerts natively built into their phones.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitter and Meta removed posts by Russia's embassy in London that claimed images from the Mariupol hospital bombing in Ukraine were fake  —  Major social networks aren't done cracking down on Russian misinformation following that country's invasion of Ukraine.
Tom Parker / Reclaim The Net:
DuckDuckGo, which has touted its “unbiased” search results for years, says it will down-rank sites “associated with Russian disinformation”  —  The founder of DuckDuckGo, a Google-alternative search engine that has touted its “unbiased” search results for years …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google rolls out iMessage emoji reactions for Google Messages to all after testing the feature in beta, alongside other updates to the app  —  We've known for months that Google has been working to make its Messaging app properly display emoji reactions sent by iPhone users.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Russia has created its own trusted TLS certificate authority as sanctions prevent Russian sites from renewing existing TLS certificates  —  Russia has created its own trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) to solve website access problems that have been piling up after sanctions prevent certificate renewals.
Peter Eavis / New York Times:
Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by the end of the decade, but its carbon emissions were up 21.5% in the 12 months through June 2021  —  The company aims to be “carbon negative” by the end of the decade, but its emissions rose sharply in the most recent year measured.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Niantic acquires 8th Wall, which helps developers make web-based AR apps, in what the company says is its “largest acquisition to date”  —  Niantic is acquiring 8th Wall  —  Niantic is acquiring 8th Wall, a company that helps developers make web-based augmented reality apps …
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Norway's Tibber, which makes smart home devices to provide energy consumption analytics, raises a $100M Series C, bringing its total funding to $181.5M  —  Making good on their promise to go all-in on all things SDG, Summa Equity has led a $100 million, all-equity investment round in smart energy supplier Tibber.
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Display analyst Ross Young expects Apple will release a 27-inch mini-LED display in June; Kuo says Apple “may not launch” mini-LED products in 2022 due to cost  —  Apple plans to launch a “Pro” version of its new Studio Display in June of this year that measures 27-inches …
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