March 29, 2022, 10:40 AM

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Interview with PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan on Sony's new PS subscription tiers, why new releases won't immediately launch on the service, and more  —  The platform holder's CEO discusses the potential for games subscription services  —  Whenever a new platform or service gets announced …
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 …
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Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Greenpeace and other groups are running ads in the NYT, WSJ, and others, funded by Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen, highlighting bitcoin's environmental impact  —  Consortium launches effort advocating changes to the cryptocurrency's code  —  A consortium of environmental groups launched …
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's CODA win at the Oscars and Ted Lasso's success shows TV+'s quality over quantity approach is paying off; Apple paid $25M for CODA distribution rights  —  Launched in 2019, Apple TV+ produces far less content than its biggest streaming rivals  —  Apple Inc.'s boutique-store approach to streaming is paying off with tastemakers.
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Researchers find that Russia's Yandex sends metadata to servers located in the country; Yandex says the data is “non-personalised and very limited”  —  Information collected by company through apps on Apple and Google-powered mobile devices is sent to Russian servers
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.
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
HackerRank, which helps businesses find, evaluate, and hire developers, raises $60M at a ~$500M valuation, bringing its total funding to date to $115M  —  The job market for coders remains very tight on both sides of the table: there remains a major skills and talent shortage when it comes …

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