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March 27, 2022, 7:05 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.
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Leapsome, a Berlin-based startup helping HR teams automate employee feedback and training processes, raises a $60M Series A led by Insight Partners  —  Bootstrapped since 2016, Berllin-based “People Enablement” platform Leapsome has raised $60 million in a Series A round as it sets out to dominate the American market.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Daniel Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
The EU and US reach a preliminary deal to store data about Europeans on US soil, after the EU declared the previous pact illegal in 2020  —  Agreement could assuage concerns of companies with operations on both sides of the Atlantic  —  BRUSSELS—The U.S. and the European Union reached …

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