April 8, 2022, 9:50 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal emails staff to announce that Elon Musk will hold an internal AMA addressing concerns that Musk will sabotage the company culture  —  Twitter plans to host Elon Musk for a question-and-answer session with employees after a week of internal outcries over his appointment …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says it obtained a court order on April 6 to take control of seven domains and disrupt Russia-linked hacking group Strontium's attacks against Ukraine  —  Microsoft has successfully disrupted attacks against Ukrainian targets coordinated by the Russian APT28 hacking group after taking …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitter tests Unmentioning with some users on the web, letting users select “leave this conversation” on a tweet to avoid notifications  —  Twitter might not have an edit button just yet, but it's still delivering at least one useful feature this week.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Activision Blizzard will convert all its 1,100 temporary and contingent QA workers to full-time employees on July 1 and raise the minimum hourly rate to $20  —  Nearly 1,100 temp game testers are getting full-time jobs with benefits  —  Activision Blizzard has just announced that all temporary …
MK Manoylov / The Block:
Singapore-based Luna Foundation Guard, a non-profit building reserves for the Terra (UST) stablecoin, plans to buy $100M worth of Avalanche tokens  —  The Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), a Singapore-based nonprofit building reserves for the stablecoin Terra (UST), announced Thursday …
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
US judge sentences Denys Iarmak, a Ukrainian and member of the FIN7 hacking group, to five years in prison; FIN7 has stolen 20M+ credit card numbers since 2015  —  Denys Iarmak, a high-level member of the criminal hacking group FIN7, was sentenced to five years in prison today by a U.S. judge.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Crypto payments startup Strike announces Shopify integration for bitcoin's Lightning Network, letting Shopify merchants in the US opt-in to the payment option  —  The bitcoiner instrumental to El Salvador's announcement at last year's conference waxed philosophical on Bitcoin's role as a payments network.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases a report it commissioned from Analysis Group, showing that the company's iOS apps “are rarely the most popular app of a particular type”  —  Apple today shared a new App Store study that it commissioned from economists at Analysis Group, with the report highlighting …
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
China will begin on-site inspections of large internet platforms to assess potential abuse of their algorithms, likely including Tencent and ByteDance  —  China kicked off a formal campaign to rein in the potential abuse of algorithms by internet giants from ByteDance Ltd. to Tencent Holdings Ltd. …
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Anushree Dave / The Block:
Robinhood expands its crypto wallet to 2M+ users on a waitlist and says it will support transacting on bitcoin's Lightning Network in the coming months  —  Quick Take  — Eligible Robinhood customers can now send and receive crypto, the company announced Thursday at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:

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