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April 7, 2022, 7:50 AM

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Jillian Ward / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk refiles his Twitter stake's SEC disclosure to classify himself as an active investor; Musk bought his 9.1% stake in cash from January 31 to April 1  —  Elon Musk refiled the disclosure of his stake in Twitter Inc. to classify himself as an active investor, making the change …
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Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
How Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis, and others are pushing women to invest in NFTs, which critics see as a form of self-serving feminism centered on white women  —  Gwyneth Paltrow and Mila Kunis joined a Zoom in January to encourage 5,000 women in the audience to break into the male-dominated world of crypto.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Play removes dozens of Android apps, including Muslim prayer apps with 10M+ downloads, after researchers find malware tied to a US defense contractor  —  Code placed in consumer-facing apps is tied to U.S. national-security contractors, documents show
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
One-click checkout service Bolt acquires crypto payments startup Wyre, sources say for around $1.5B  —  Deal extends crypto's hot M&A market following record deal activity in 2021  —  Bolt Financial Inc., a payments-focused financial technology company, is acquiring crypto-services startup …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
In a court-authorized March operation, the FBI cut off the servers of the Cyclops Blink botnet, tied to Russia's Sandworm, from Asus and WatchGuard routers  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has disclosed it carried out an operation in March to target a massive botnet controlled by Russian intelligence.
Audrey An / The Keyword:
Google will roll out Privacy Guide, a guided tour of privacy and security settings in Chrome, to all desktop users on version 100 or above in the coming weeks  —  Product Manager, Chrome at Google Safety Engineering Center Munich  —  Your browser plays a big role in your online experience — including protecting your privacy.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the SEC is investigating how Amazon disclosed its use of third-party seller data for its business; source: the probe has been under way for over a year  —  Tech giant's use of third-party sellers' data is a focus of regulator's probe, a person familiar with the matter says
New York Times:
Biden appears to show support for Amazon workers who unionized in Staten Island, saying in a speech: “By the way, Amazon, here we come. Watch”  —  “By the way, Amazon, here we come.  Watch,” the president said.  But the White House quickly said his remarks did not mean the government would get formally involved.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to hide and block Play Store apps that don't target an Android API within two years of the latest major Android release, starting on November 1  —  Google is preparing to clear its Play Store of outdated apps.  The company warned Android app developers that starting on November 1 …
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
Fetch Rewards, which offers rewards to customers who submit receipts of purchases from 600+ partners, raises $240M led by Hamilton Lane at a $2.5B valuation  —  Fetch Rewards, a shopping rewards app backed by SoftBank Group Group's (9984.T) Vision Fund 2, has raised $240 million in a funding round …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Meta won't hold its F8 developer conference in 2022, instead holding Conversations, a “business messaging event” on May 19, and an AR/VR event “later this year”  —  Meta is pausing the event in 2022  —  Meta won't be holding its F8 developer conference in 2022, the company announced Wednesday.
Matt Burgess / Wired:
New data-sharing proposals in Europe push for the expansion of facial recognition and to allow police forces across the EU to link their photo databases  —  Lawmakers advance proposals to let police forces across the EU link their photo databases—which include millions of pictures of people's faces.

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