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April 22, 2022, 1:45 PM

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Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Stripe now lets companies pay users in cryptocurrencies via USDC, starting with Twitter paying some creators in crypto for Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows  —  - Online payments firm Stripe says it will start offering merchants the ability to pay their users in cryptocurrency through the stablecoin USDC.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
As the EU prepares its third landmark tech law in the past few years, the US has enacted only two narrow federal tech laws in the past 25 years  —  Federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws to address the power of the tech giants have all failed to advance in Congress …
Reuters:
An investigation details how Binance built ties with the Russian government, including handing over data on opposition leader Alexei Navalny in April 2021  —  In April 2021, Russia's financial intelligence unit met in Moscow with the regional head of Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: after churning out 500+ original programs in 2021, Netflix is looking to rein in costs and add fewer new titles with a greater emphasis on quality  —  Streaming service spent lavishly on productions to win subscribers, but now growth has slowed  —  For Netflix Inc., NFLX -3.47% ▼ the era of carefree spending is over.
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.”
BBC:
The UK's Department for Transport outlines self-driving vehicle rules, including letting drivers watch TV on built-in screens, ahead of a full framework in 2025  —  People using self-driving cars will be allowed to watch television on built-in screens under proposed updates to the Highway Code.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
In a speech on disinformation, Obama said social media firms' design choices contribute to polarization, and called for more transparency and Section 230 reform  —  - Former President Barack Obama criticized social media companies for contributing to polarization through design choices on their platforms.
Oliver Knight / CoinDesk:
Filing: Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht will see his $183M debt forfeited following the 2020 seizure of 69K+ bitcoins connected to an unnamed Silk Road hacker  —  A court filing has revealed that bitcoin seized in 2020 will repay the Silk Road founder's $183 million debt to the U.S. government.
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Leaked chat logs: Lapsus$ hacked T-Mobile multiple times in March and stole some projects' source code; T-Mobile says no customer or government info was stolen  —  KrebsOnSecurity recently reviewed a copy of the private chat messages between members of the LAPSUS$ cybercrime group …
Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Google plans to effectively block third-party call recording apps from the Play Store on May 11 after placing further restrictions to its Accessibility API  —  A new Google Play Store policy coming into force is set to block third-party call recording apps from the online storefront from May 11.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank expects to retain a controlling stake in Arm and sell a smaller portion of shares than originally expected in Arm's planned IPO  —  SoftBank Group Corp. expects to retain a controlling stake in Arm Ltd. after the planned initial public offering of the chip business …

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