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March 11, 2022, 11:55 AM

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Reuters:
Meta will temporarily allow some violent speech, like “death to the Russian invaders”, in some countries; internal email: it will allow calls for death of Putin  —  Meta Platforms (FB.O) will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians …
Jillian Deutsch / Bloomberg:
Russia moves to ban Instagram and designate Meta as an “extremist organization”; source says WhatsApp won't be affected as it is a means of communication  —  Russian prosecutors have asked a court to ban Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook and Instagram as “extremist,” Interfax reported …
Financial Times:
EU and the UK open an antitrust probe into Google and Meta's Jedi Blue deal on online ads; EU is also probing whether Google acted without Meta's knowledge  —  Europe's competition chief Margrethe Vestager tells FT that ‘Jedi Blue’ deal represents ‘giant problem’ in industry
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, both with M2, coming this year; Apple has M2 Pro, Max, and Ultra in the works, the latter being a 24-core CPU  —  It has been almost two years since Apple announced the transition from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon, and while there's still …
Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:
UK's Financial Conduct Authority gives notice to crypto ATM operators to shut down their machines or face penalties since they are unlicensed  —  The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has contacted crypto ATM operators to shut down their machines or face penalties since they are unlicensed.
Axios:
Apple, Google, Meta, PayPal, and others urge Texas governor to abandon an EO that equates gender-affirming healthcare for transgender children with child abuse  —  More than 60 companies, including some of the largest firms in tech and finance, are calling on Texas governor Greg Abbott …
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
Ingas and Cryoin, two Ukrainian companies that produce an estimated 45% to 54% of the world's semiconductor-grade neon, confirm they have halted operations  —  Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips …
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Financial Times:
After a peak of $248M in February, daily trading volumes of NFTs on OpenSea fell 80% to ~$50M in March; average price of a Bored Ape NFT fell 44% since Feb. 24  —  Internet collectibles ranging from cartoon apes to artsy doodles have plunged in value as real-world conflict …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Didi suspends its Hong Kong IPO plans after Chinese regulators said its proposals to prevent data leaks fell short; its main apps will remain suspended  —  Didi Global Inc. plunged 42% on Friday after the company suspended preparations for its planned Hong Kong listing.
Reuters:
Sources: TikTok is nearing a deal for Oracle Corp to store US users' data and ringfence it from ByteDance, hoping to address US national security concerns  —  TikTok is nearing a deal for Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to store its U.S. users' information without its Chinese parent ByteDance having access to it …
Jessica Lucas / Input:
A look at Loli Police Department, a police roleplay group in VRChat allowing nearly 11,000 of its members move through the ranks based on their activity level  —  Early last year, Jura was at the spa, chilling in a communal bath and having a casual chat with friends, when the Loli Police Department burst into the building.
Ionut Arghire / SecurityWeek:
WhatsApp teams up with Cloudflare to unveil Code Verify, an open-source browser extension that verifies the authenticity of code served to the browser  —  Facebook parent company Meta this week announced the release of Code Verify, an open source browser extension meant to verify the authenticity of code served to the browser.
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.

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