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March 29, 2022, 5:15 AM

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Leaked Mandiant report: Okta's contractor Sitel first sent a Lapsus$ breach notification to Okta on January 25 and a detailed “Intrusion Timeline” on March 17  —  Documents shed some light on how Okta and its subprocessor Sitel reacted to a breach, but they don't explain the apparent lack of urgency.
Corin Faife / The Verge:
Security experts worry the EU's DMA, which mandates messaging service interoperability, could undermine the end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and other services  —  Big names in internet security have been fiercely critical of the new DMA legislation  —  On March 24th, EU governing bodies announced …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart on how the Digital Markets Act could upend encryption, privacy, and product design  —  WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart on how the Digital Markets Act could upend encryption, privacy, and product design  —  Today, let's talk about Europe's aggressive move …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Many customers on Verizon and its MVNO Visible have reported receiving spam text messages from their own phone number over the last few days  —  Did you recently get a spam text... from yourself?  You're not alone  —  This morning, I received a very blatant spam text offering me “a little gift” for supposedly paying my phone bill.
The Intercept:
Internal email: complying with a new Russian censorship law, Google ordered its contracted Russian translators to not call Russia's war in Ukraine a “war”  —  In early March, contractors working for Google to translate company text for the Russian market received an update from their client …
Virginia Hughes / New York Times:
Analysis of two UK datasets find heavy use of social media by adolescents during two windows, around puberty and age 19, spurred lower life satisfaction ratings  —  A large study in Britain found two specific windows of adolescence when some teenagers are most sensitive to social media.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sourceful, which helps brands reduce supply chain emissions via its online marketplace of vetted suppliers, raises a $20M Series A led by Index Ventures  —  Sourceful, an Index Ventures backed supply chain transparency startup, has fast-fuelled with a $20 million Series A around half a year after it announced a $12.2M seed round.
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Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
The DOJ endorses the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which would stop large platforms from favoring their own products and services over competitors'  —  The Justice Department told lawmakers in a letter that the rise of dominant platforms presents a threat to open markets and competition

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