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March 27, 2022, 12:20 AM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google releases a Chrome update for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix a high-severity zero-day exploited in the wild, the second such patch for Chrome in 2022  —  Google has released Chrome 99.0.4844.84 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a high-severity zero-day bug exploited in the wild.
Bloomberg:
Mike Frazzini, a longtime Amazon employee who helped start Amazon Games and its current head, is stepping down to focus on his family  —  Mike Frazzini, a longtime Amazon.com Inc. employee who helped start Amazon Game Studios, is stepping down.  The executive told staff Friday he was leaving …
Miles Kruppa / Financial Times:
As some crypto startups seek to avoid investor oversight, VCs pass on board seats to win deals; investors in FTX, which has raised $1.8B+, have no board seats  —  Founders of digital asset groups seek to avoid investor oversight in new Silicon Valley trend  —  Jack Lu received eight proposals …
FinSMEs:
Data Vault Holdings, which lets businesses monetize their data assets through its cloud-based exchange, raises a $30.5M Series A from undisclosed investors  —  Data Vault Holdings, a New York-based provider of a cloud-based platform for the delivery of branded data-backed cryptocurrencies, raised $30.5M in Series A funding.
Megha Paul / Tech.eu:
Paris-based Lucca, which provides SMBs with tools to automate HR and administrative tasks, raises €65M from One Peak Partners, after 20 years of self-financing  —  The new funding will enable the platform to build its product portfolio further and expand internationally in Spain and Switzerland
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Ukraine next week plans to start selling 54 NFTs chronicling the first three days of Russia's invasion; the funds will go to the country's “army and civilians”  —  Proceeds will go toward Ukraine's army and civilians  —  Ukraine's government is raising funds by selling non-fungible tokens …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Polish e-commerce locker service InPost is attracting takeover interest from CVC and others, as its stock is down 70%+ since its January 2021 IPO  —  InPost SA, the Polish operator of self-service lockers for e-commerce, is attracting potential takeover interest from private equity firms …
MIT Technology Review:
A look at Intrepid Response, an app the Minnesota police used to collect photos and data on journalists at protests and share across law enforcement agencies  —  In April of last year, a freelance photojournalist named J.D. Duggan was covering a protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Apple and Google criticize the newly unveiled Digital Markets Act that will force companies designated as gatekeepers to open up their platforms to competitors  —  Apple and Google criticise newly unveiled Digital Markets Act that will force a radical overhaul of their global operations

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