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March 30, 2022, 12:05 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.
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Interview with PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan on Sony's new PS Plus subscription tiers, why new first-party games 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 …
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 …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Intel unveils i9-12900KS, an unlocked i9-12900K meant to be overclocked, with a 30MB L3 cache, 150W base power, a 5.5 GHz max frequency, coming April 5 for $739  —  Intel takes the covers off its new 5.5GHz 12th generation i9-12900KS processor.  —  Intel has announced it will be releasing …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Greenpeace and other groups run ads highlighting bitcoin's environmental impact in the NYT, WSJ, and others, funded with $5M from Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen  —  Consortium launches effort advocating changes to the cryptocurrency's code  —  A consortium of environmental groups launched …
Shubham Sharma / VentureBeat:
BoostUp.ai, whose AI-based revenue operations and intelligence platform is used by companies like Cloudflare and Udemy, raises a $28.5M Series B led by NGP  —  Santa Clara, California headquartered BoostUp.ai, which provides a revenue operations and intelligence platform to enterprises …
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart: the Digital Markets Act could upend encryption, privacy, and product design while increasing spam, misinformation, and hate speech  —  WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart on how the Digital Markets Act could upend encryption, privacy, and product design
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