March 30, 2022, 5:35 AM

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Andrew Thurman / CoinDesk:
The Ronin Network, which supports Sky Mavis' Axie Infinity game, says it was hacked, and 173,600 ETH and 25.5M USDC was stolen, worth $600M+; RON is down ~20%  —  It may be the largest exploit in DeFi history.  —  The latest crypto hack may be the largest yet.
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Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Google adds expanded Markdown support to Docs on the web, off by default, as part of its autocorrect feature  —  ## An alternative to keyboard shortcuts  —  Google is adding Markdown support to Google Docs on the web, letting you format your document using text shortcuts rather than keyboard ones.
Shannon Liao / Washington Post:
A judge approves an $18M settlement between Activision Blizzard and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ending the federal sexual harassment lawsuit  —  A judge approved an $18 million settlement between Activision Blizzard and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tuesday …
A brief overview of Y Combinator's Demo Day for the Winter 2022 batch, with 414 companies in total and the first batch to receive YC's new standard deal  —  The TechCrunch team spent today covering the first day of Y Combinator's Winter 2022 Demo Day, which featured half of the 394 companies that plan to virtually present.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hackers are compromising police and government email accounts to send Emergency Data Requests to ISPs, telecoms, social networks, and others, who quickly comply  —  There is a terrifying and highly effective “method” that criminal hackers are now using to harvest sensitive customer data …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon blames “bad actors” and engages US law enforcement after its customers and users of its MVNO Visible receive spam texts from their own phone numbers  —  The carrier says it's working with US law enforcement to find those responsible  —  Yesterday, I wrote about receiving …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China is planning expanded restrictions on its huge live-streaming industry, including capping daily tipping and tighter content censorship  —  Regulators are planning rules limiting virtual tipping of live-streaming hosts and time spent by young people on the apps
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
London-based, which offers low-code tools to build apps, raises a $100M Series C led by Insight Partners, bringing its total funding to $195M  —  When we started covering a few years ago, the startup was tapping into a new wave of businesses wanting their own native apps.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
DeepMind says it made changes to its policies after a female former staff member accused the Google-owned company of mishandling sexual misconduct allegations  —  Former employee at artificial intelligence group raises concerns about grievance procedure following assault and harassment by senior researcher
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen agrees to be acquired by a group of private equity firms, led by Brookfield and Elliott, in a deal valuing it at $16B, or $28 per share, including debt  —  Elliott, Brookfield to pay $28 a share for TV ratings company  —  Nielsen Holdings PLC agreed to sell itself to a group …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Boston-based Cloaked, which allows users to generate unique email addresses and phone numbers while creating online accounts, raises a $25M Series A  —  Cloaked, a Boston-based startup that allows users to generate unique email addresses and phone numbers when creating online accounts, has secured $25 million in Series A funding.

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