March 31, 2022, 12:45 PM

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Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Wyze had been aware of several remote access vulnerabilities in its home security cameras for months and years without fixing them, despite Bitdefender warnings  —  A Wyze Cam internet camera vulnerability allows unauthenticated, remote access to videos and images stored on local memory cards …
A look at 3C, a “grassroots” SMB group against Big Tech regulation, funded by Google and Amazon, which claims support from 20+ SMBs that haven't heard of it  —  - The Connected Commerce Council, which pitches itself as a grassroots movement representing small business owners …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Review of the $899 OnePlus 10 Pro, available in the US on April 14: sleek build but subpar cameras, no IP rating for the unlocked version, and no 5G on AT&T  —  It's a likable device, but OnePlus still has some work to do  —  The 10 Pro is OnePlus all grown up.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
A profile of Ben McKenzie, star of The O.C. who has become a prominent crypto critic and is writing a book with journalist Jacob Silverman  —  The actor, best known for his starring role in “The O.C.,” has become an outspoken critic of a volatile market driven by speculation.  Who's listening?
Molly White:
An analysis of the Axie Infinity hack: Sky Mavis taking six days to disclose is irresponsible and users likely lost money they need to live, not just spare cash  —  On March 23, cryptocurrency priced at around $625 million was stolen from the Ronin network, which is the blockchain that powers the game Axie Infinity.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Analysis: majority of the most-viewed Reels on Meta's platforms are anonymous or reposted; Meta says Reels is Instagram's biggest engagement growth contributor  —  Facebook's pivot back to video shows how badly it needs young people.  —  Meta, the parent company of Facebook, needs to stay relevant.
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Apple updates its App Store rules in the Netherlands to let Dutch dating apps take payments through third-party processors, but a 27% commission still applies  —  But they can't avoid giving up a 27 percent commission  —  To help bring an end to wrangling with Dutch regulators that stretched …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
Interview with pseudonymous Ukrainian IT specialist Danylo, who released chat logs from the Russia-linked Conti ransomware gang, on his motivations and more  —  As Russian artillery began raining down on his homeland last month, one Ukrainian computer researcher decided to fight back the best …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Google begins trialing its updated Privacy Sandbox tools globally, including Topics and FLEDGE APIs, starting with developers, followed by Chrome Beta users  —  Google has just announced the next stage of trials of its Privacy Sandbox proposal — focused on ads relevance and measurement.
Financial Times:
Sources: Masayoshi Son tells SoftBank leadership that the company needs to slow investments, amid the Ukraine war, falling tech stocks, and China's crackdown  —  SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has warned his top executives of the need to slow down further investments, as the world's largest …
Marlize van Romburgh / Crunchbase News:
Chief, a social network with 12,000+ users that helps businesswomen rise into positions of power, raises a $100M Series B led by CapitalG at a $1.1B valuation  —  Chief, a private network designed to help more businesswomen rise into positions of power, raised a $100 million Series B investment led …
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Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Research shows TikTok tic videos contribute to a rise in cases of girls with tics; US ER room visits among teen girls with tics has tripled during the pandemic  —  Tourette videos posted on the platform continue to draw many viewers, and doctors say teen girls keep showing up at their offices with functional neurological issues
William Turton / Bloomberg:
Sources say Apple and Meta gave user data to hackers in response to forged Emergency Data Requests; Discord said it had also fulfilled a forged legal request  —  Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, provided customer data to hackers who masqueraded as law enforcement officials …

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