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April 28, 2022, 12:55 PM

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Financial Times:
In an email to advertisers, Twitter insists it will remain a safe place for brands after Elon Musk's takeover, as campaign groups predict rising toxicity  —  Campaigners and car manufacturers among groups to express concern over Tesla chief's $44bn takeover
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Google now accepts requests to remove Search results that include users' contact info, like physical addresses, phone numbers, and emails, and login credentials  —  If you put in a request and it agrees they're harmful  —  Google says it's expanding the types of personal information …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitter says it overstated mDAUs from Q1 2019 to Q4 2021 by up to 1.9M per quarter because it counted multiple accounts owned by one user  —  How did this happen twice?  —  Twitter overstated the number of daily users on its service for three years straight, overcounting by up to 1.9 million users each quarter.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter reports Q1 revenue of $1.2B, up 16% YoY but below estimates, and $513M net income; mDAUs reached 229M; Twitter will offer no guidance pending Musk's bid  —  - Twitter reported earnings for the first quarter of 2022.  — It could be one of its last as a public company …
Meta:
Meta reports Q1 revenue of $27.9B, up 7% YoY, net income of $7.5B, down 21% YoY, Family of Apps daily active people of 2.87B, up 6% YoY; stock jumps 10%+  —  Meta Platforms, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported nancial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.
Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Cloudflare says it mitigated a 15.3M rps HTTPS DDoS attack earlier this month, one of the largest of its kind, targeting a customer in the crypto industry  —  Internet infrastructure company Cloudflare said today that it mitigated one of the largest volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that has been recorded to date.
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
An overview of the iPhone's autocorrect feature and how it has evolved, including an interview with Ken Kocienda, who created the autocorrect keyboard software  —  Tpying truble?  During the iPhone's first 15 years, its keyboard software has evolved, but it still sometimes flubs your lines.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: the EU will file antitrust charges against Apple next week for allegedly blocking third-parties from using NFC for Apple Pay  —  EU will accuse the tech giant of blocking financial groups from its Apple Pay mobile system  —  Apple is set to face fresh antitrust charges …
Kim Masters / The Hollywood Reporter:
What went wrong at Netflix: sources say VP of content Cindy Holland's departure in 2020 let chief content officer Ted Sarandos prioritize quantity over quality  —  As rivals toggle between schadenfreude and fear, top creators and insiders are increasingly becoming vocal about what's gone wrong with the streaming giant's culture.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Documents published by the FCC detail a drone made by Snap, called Pixy, with a camera, rounded rectangular design, USB-C, and more  —  See Snap's unannounced drone from almost every angle — including inside  —  It appears Snap is working on a drone called Pixy, and the whole thing …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Internal email: Amazon now permanently lets its warehouse workers keep their cell phones while they work, after temporarily lifting its ban during the pandemic  —  The concession to warehouse workers follows the first union victory at an Amazon warehouse in US history.  —  Lauren Kaori Gurley
Abhijit Ahaskar / Livemint:
India requires cyber incidents reported within 6 hours, VPN providers to register users' real names, wallet providers to keep KYC records for five years, more  —  India's nodal cybersecurity agency, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), has directed all service providers, intermediaries …

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