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March 18, 2022, 7:40 PM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
A maintainer of the popular open-source networking tool node-ipc allegedly sabotaged its code to wipe data on computers that use the tool in Russia and Belarus  —  The shortsighted protest has caused a massive uproar in the open source community.  —  Joseph Cox
Andrew R. Chow / TIME:
A profile of Vitalik Buterin, who says he decided “to try to be more risk-taking and less neutral” to shape Ethereum with “lots of good crazy and bad crazy”  —  In a few minutes, electronic music will start pulsing, stuffed animals will be flung through the air …
Barbara Krasnoff / The Verge:
Meta locks out some users, whether they had enabled Facebook Protect or not, after asking them to activate the security feature in a spam-like message in March  —  And some can't get in even if they turned it on  —  Early in March, a bunch of Facebook users got a mysterious, spam-like email titled …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Edge now automatically fills in missing image alt text for screen readers on Windows, macOS, and Linux, to be read aloud for blind or low vision users  —  Ideal for blind or low vision web users  —  More than half of the images on the web are missing alt text, according to Microsoft.
Sameer Manekar / Reuters:
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sues Meta claiming Facebook “aided and abetted” scam cryptocurrency ads with photos of famous Australians  —  Australian competition watchdog has begun proceedings against Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based ClearBank, which provides infrastructure for banks to offer real-time clearance on payments and other financial services, raises £175M from Apax  —  ClearBank — a UK fintech that has built a new set of cloud-based financial rails that allows banks and other customers real …
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