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March 24, 2022, 8:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
Researchers say a 16-year-old from England is the mastermind behind the Lapsus$ group; seven unique accounts associated with Lapsus$ were identified  —  Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp. …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A look at Lapsus$, a data extortion group that first surfaced in December 2021 specializing in stealing data from big companies by bribing or tricking employees  —  Microsoft and identity management platform Okta both this week disclosed breaches involving LAPSUS$, a relatively new cybercrime group …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play pilots a third-party billing option to select partners globally, starting with Spotify; Google said user choice billing still involves a service fee  —  Amid increasing global regulations over app stores and their commission structures, Google today announced the launch …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
DSCC report: Apple is planning a MacBook Air with a ~15-inch display and an entry-level iPad with a display bigger than the current 10.2-inch for 2023  —  Apple has new form factors in store for the MacBook Air and entry-level iPad for 2033, according to a new report from Display Supply Chain Consultants.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter finally rolls out an update to DMs that lets users search messages for contents, not just names, on 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 …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Stephen Wilhite, one of the lead creators of the GIF, has died at 74; Wilhite worked on the GIF while employed by CompuServe in the 1980s  —  It's pronounced ‘jif’  —  Stephen Wilhite, one of the lead inventors of the GIF, died last week from COVID at the age of 74, according to his wife, Kathaleen, who spoke to The Verge.
Matt Burgess / Wired:
An attack on Viasat's satellite internet service as Russia's war began impacted 27K users in Europe beyond Ukraine; thousands of users remain offline a month on  —  The biggest hack since Russia's war began knocked thousands of people offline.  The spillover extends deep into Europe.
Mehul Srivastava / Financial Times:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
YouTube makes nearly 4,000 TV episodes available for free with ads in the US and plans to add up to 100 shows and movies each week  —  The platform already offers free movies with ads  —  YouTube is the latest company to offer free shows TV with ads.  The video giant says you'll now be able …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google plans to remove the Movies & TV section from the Play Store in May 2022, and directs users to buy, rent, or watch movies and shows from the Google TV app  —  The Play Store used to sell tons of content, but now it offers only apps and books.  —  Google Play Movies & TV—and the Google Play brand in general—seems doomed.
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Ukraine's Mykhailo Fedorov says the country is using Clearview AI's tools to identify the bodies of dead Russian soldiers and inform families  —  Ukraine is using facial recognition software to identify the bodies of Russian soldiers killed in combat and to trace their families to inform …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram rolls out chronological Following and Favorites feeds to all iOS and Android users globally, neither of which can be set as the default  —  Instagram today is making a chronological feed available to all users, as earlier promised, alongside another new feed filtering option …

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