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May 5, 2022, 4:40 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sources: Sonos plans to launch a voice assistant for playing music in the US on June 1 that supports Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, and Sonos Radio  —  Sonos will roll out its most important service yet on June 1st  —  Sonos is preparing to introduce its own voice assistant service within …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
At the Digital Content NewFronts, Twitter aimed to reassure anxious advertisers by highlighting partnerships for brand-safe, premium content, especially video  —  Twitter returned to the Digital Content NewFronts this evening to pitch its upcoming premium video content slate to advertisers, as it had in previous years.
Nicole Sganga / CBS News:
Cybereason: China-linked Winnti APT exfiltrated hundreds of GBs of IP in a cyber campaign targeting ~30 companies in North America, Europe, and Asia since 2019  —  A yearslong malicious cyber operation spearheaded by the notorious Chinese state actor, APT 41, has siphoned off an estimated trillions …
Stephen Totilo / Axios:
NYC employees' pension funds sue Activision Blizzard, alleging CEO Bobby Kotick rushed the Microsoft deal to escape liability for misconduct at his company  —  Activision CEO Bobby Kotick rushed to secure a takeover bid from Microsoft in order to escape liability for misconduct at the company …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Greg Iacurci / CNBC:
Intuit agrees to pay $141M in restitution to nearly 4.4M US customers charged for using the TurboTax Free Edition, in a settlement with all 50 states and DC  —  - Intuit, which owns TurboTax, has agreed to pay $141 million in restitution to 4.4 million low-income customers who were charged …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Cameo lays off 87 employees; source: CTO Rob Post, marketing executive Emily Boschwitz, CPO Nundu Janakiram, and Chief People Officer Melanie Steinbach were cut  —  Cameo, the celebrity video greetings startup, laid off 87 of staffers Wednesday, a move that CEO Steven Galanis described as “right-sizing.”
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Meta plans to slow hiring amid record low revenue growth; source: Meta paused entry-level hiring and plans to stop or slow hiring for mid-level and senior roles  —  - Facebook's parent company sees challenges ahead because of Apple's privacy changes, the war in Ukraine and broad macroeconomic shifts.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
IC3 says there were 241K+ reports of business email compromise scams globally from June 2016 to July 2019, totaling $43B+ in actual and attempted losses  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said today that the amount of money lost to business email compromise (BEC) …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stripe launches Financial Connections to let its customers pull their users' banking data directly, debuting first in the US for $0.10 to $1.50 per API call  —  Stripe, the payments behemoth valued at $95 billion a year ago and now reportedly inching closer to an IPO, today announced …
Benjamin Pimentel / Protocol:
Tomio Geron / Protocol:
Robinhood launches Stock Lending, which gives retail investors the option to let Robinhood lend out any fully paid stocks in their portfolio for extra income  —  Small investors will be able to lend out stocks that they own on Robinhood through a new service at the upstart brokerage.
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
A look at the crypto promotion market, where paid influencers and middlemen like Dapp Centre coordinate campaigns that sometimes push the limits of US law  —  Around the world, influencers are hawking crypto projects for pay on Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok—and sometimes pushing the limits of U.S. law.
Kyle Alspach / Protocol:
GitHub plans to require two-factor authentication for developers who contribute code by the end of 2023; ~16.5% of active GitHub users currently use 2FA  —  GitHub announced that it will require developers who contribute code to the repository to use two-factor authentication by the end of 2023 …

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