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April 23, 2022, 9:55 AM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
As the EU finalizes DMA and DSA, a report reveals last minute lobbying by Big Tech to shield themselves from crackdowns on surveillance advertising and more  —  A new report has peeled back the curtain on big tech's frenzied lobbying of European Union lawmakers as they finalize a major series of updates to the bloc's digital rulebook.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU finalizes the Digital Services Act, which will force social networks to toughen content moderation, reduce Google and Meta's ad targeting of minors, more  —  Companies such as Google and Facebook must moderate content more actively in regulatory clampdown
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail newly patched RCE flaw in a widely used audio codec on Android devices with Qualcomm and MediaTek chips; Apple open sourced the codec in 2011  —  Flaw could be exploited with malicious audio file.  —  Security researchers said they uncovered a vulnerability …
Bloomberg:
Sources detail how Elon Musk convinced Morgan Stanley and 11 other banks to back his Twitter bid, including ideas on how to run the business and boost revenue  —  Publicly, Elon Musk has said he doesn't care about the economics of owning Twitter Inc.  —  But during a hectic …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
The NLRB rules that 21 QA employees at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software unit are allowed to have a union election; they have until May 20 to submit ballots  —  The employees have until May 20th to submit their ballots  —  Twenty-one Raven Software QA employees have until May 20th …
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Interview with Dave Limp, Amazon's head of devices and services, on why he thinks ambient computing will enhance the real world, Fire phone's failure, and Astro  —  When Amazon launched Alexa — its voice-activated virtual assistant — in 2014, it was met with scepticism.
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Jane Manchun Wong: Twitter is working on a feature codenamed “Vibe” that would let users set a status on a per-tweet basis or on a profile level  —  Status updates could appear on tweets or on profiles  —  Twitter is reportedly working on a feature that allows users to set a status, codenamed “Vibe.”
Claire Woodcock / VICE:
Ebook vendors like Hoopla are offering titles with COVID-19 disinformation, conversion therapy, Holocaust denial, and more; librarians want more accountability  —  Librarians say Holocaust deniers, antivaxxers, and other conspiracy theorists are being featured in the catalogs of a popular ebook lending service.

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