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March 24, 2022, 9:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to launch a monthly subscription service by 2023 for the iPhone and other hardware that could tie into Apple One bundles and AppleCare  —  Apple Inc. is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that could make device ownership similar …
Samuel Stolton / Politico:
EU lawmakers reach a provisional agreement on the DMA, which will mandate messaging service interoperability, prohibit self-preferencing practices, and more  —  The European Union today adopted landmark rules clamping down on anti-competitive abuses by the world's largest technology platforms …
Preetika Rana / Wall Street Journal:
Uber agrees to list all ~14K New York City taxis on its app, rolling out later this spring; fares will be roughly the same for taxi rides as for Uber X rides  —  Company that vowed to disrupt the U.S. taxi industry is now betting that traditional taxis will fuel its next wave of growth
BBC:
UK police arrest seven people aged 16 to 21 as part of an investigation “into a hacking group”, but did not say if the teenager behind Lapsus$ is among them  —  A 16-year-old from Oxford has been accused of being one of the leaders of cyber-crime gang Lapsus$.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The DOJ arrest and charge two men with wire fraud and money laundering over an alleged $1.1M NFT rug pull scheme for their collection named “Frosties”  —  They'd already announced a follow-up series  —  US government prosecutors have charged two men with fraud and money laundering over a cryptocurrency “rug pull” scheme.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter finally upgrades DMs to let users search through their conversations by keyword, not just names, on the web, iOS, and Android  —  The search bar now scours the content of your messages  —  Twitter announced on Wednesday that its DM search feature has gotten a big upgrade …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
The FBI seems to be targeting disgruntled Russian embassy staff in Washington, DC via carefully geo-targeted recruitment ads on Facebook, Twitter, and Google  —  The FBI is trying a novel strategy to recruit Russian-speaking individuals upset about the country's invasion of Ukraine …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Vice PM Mykhailo Fedorov says Ukraine is using Clearview AI's tools to identify the bodies of dead Russian soldiers and to trace their families to inform them  —  Ukraine is using facial recognition software to identify the bodies of Russian soldiers killed in combat and to trace their families …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Google employees criticized executives at an all-hands after an internal survey showed compensation concerns; Sundar Pichai said pay assessments could change  —  - Following an employee survey that showed Google staffers are increasingly unhappy about pay, executives were hit with a barrage of questions on the topic.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reddit confirms it is considering letting users react to others' videos using editing tools resembling TikTok's Stitches and Duets  —  Reddit is exploring the idea of bringing more user-generated video content to its online discussion forums, the company has confirmed.
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