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March 11, 2022, 1:05 PM

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Jillian Deutsch / Bloomberg:
Russia moves to 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, the latest move in a growing crackdown on social networks.
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 …
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
David Gilbert / VICE:
Investigation finds a campaign coordinated in a secret Telegram channel to pay Russian TikTok influencers to post videos pushing pro-Kremlin narratives  —  An investigation by VICE News uncovered a coordinated campaign to pay Russian TikTok influencers to post videos pushing pro-Kremlin narratives.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Biden administration is working with Gen Z For Change, a nonprofit advocacy group, to brief top TikTok stars about the war in Ukraine  —  On Thursday afternoon, 30 top TikTok stars gathered on a Zoom call to receive key information about the war unfolding in Ukraine.
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 …
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
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 …
Emily Baker-White / BuzzFeed News:
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 …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple dismisses the findings of UK CMA's Interim Report on mobile ecosystems as based on “unsubstantiated allegations and hypothetical concerns” from its rivals  —  Apple has aggressively defended its ecosystem in a newly-published response to the UK's competition watchdog.
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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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.
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.

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