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March 22, 2022, 2:18 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The Lapsus$ group releases ~37GB of alleged Microsoft source code, covering Bing, Cortana, and 250+ web or mobile projects; Microsoft says it is investigating  —  The Lapsus$ hacking group claims to have leaked the source code for Bing, Cortana, and other projects stolen from Microsoft's internal Azure DevOps server.
Raphael Satter / Reuters:
Okta is investigating reports of a breach after Lapsus$ group posted alleged internal system screenshots; CEO says they could be related to a January incident  —  Authentication services provider Okta Inc (OKTA.O) is investigating a report of a digital breach, the company said on Tuesday …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Nvidia announces its next-gen Hopper GPU architecture, optimized for AI workloads, and the first graphics card to use it, Hopper H100, which has 80B transistors  —  After much speculation, Nvidia today at its March 2022 GTC event announced the Hopper GPU architecture, a line of graphics cards …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia unveils the Grace CPU Superchip, an ARM-based discrete data center CPU with 144 high-performance cores and 1TB of secondary memory, coming in 2023  —  Nvidia offered details on its Grace central processing unit (CPU) “Superchip” during CEO Jensen Huang's keynote speech at its virtual Nvidia GTC 2022 event.
Associated Press:
Report: Facebook approved eight paid ads submitted by rights group Global Witness containing hate speech and calls for violence against Myanmar's Rohingya  —  JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence …
Catie Keck / The Verge:
Roku announces OS 11, rolling out in the coming weeks with custom screensavers, a curated “what to watch” hub, and voice-enabled keyboards in more languages  —  Hello there, customizable Photo Streams  —  Roku device owners will soon have a whole host of new personalization features …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Apple announces new Podcasts Connect creator features, including follower counts, uploading MP3 files as subscriber-only audio, and custom subscription banners  —  Apple Podcasts is rolling out new features to incentivize podcasters to offer paid subscriptions to listeners on the app.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Valve releases an alpha version of Steam for Chrome OS, available on select recent high-end Chromebooks, after Google announced the effort in January 2020  —  It'll even support Proton  —  Google says that an alpha version of Steam is finally available for Chrome OS users with specific machines to test …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
CBRE: Toronto is now the third-largest tech hub in North America, behind New York and Silicon Valley, and its tech workforce is growing faster than any US hub  —  For all the excitement around places like Austin and Miami, the biggest tech expansion has been in Canada's largest city.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
A malicious cartoon rendering Android app that steals Facebook credentials was installed 100K+ times before it was removed from the Google Play Store  —  A malicious Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been installed over 100,000 times via the Google Play Store, with the app still available to download.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Alibaba boosts its share buyback program from $15B to $25B through March 2024, sending its Hong Kong-listed stock up 11%+; Alibaba has so far repurchased ~$9.2B  —  - Alibaba said on Tuesday it will increase the size of its share buyback program from $15 billion to $25 billion, effective for a two-year period through March 2024.
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan is departing at the end of March after three years, to spend more time with his family; COO Sean Leow will serve as interim CEO  —  Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan will be departing the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding company at the end of March, the company announced Tuesday.
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Chris Krebs / Financial Times:
As Russia's economy deteriorates, the red lines keeping its cyber capabilities in check may evaporate and prompt Russian hackers to lash out against the West  —  As Russia's economy deteriorates, the red lines keeping its cyber capabilities in check may evaporate
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