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May 8, 2022, 8:10 AM

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Zoë Schiffer / @zoeschiffer:
Ian Goodfellow, Apple's director of ML, is leaving due to its return to work policy, saying in a note that “more flexibility would have been the best policy”  —  Ian Goodfellow, Apple's director of machine learning, is leaving the company due to its return to work policy. In a note to staff, he said “I believe strongly that more flexibility would have been the best policy for my team.” He was likely the company's most cited ML expert.
WABetaInfo:
WhatsApp announces Message Reactions, support for sharing files up to 2GB in size, and is rolling out the ability to add up to 512 people to a group  —  Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry  —  After announcing to release the ability to react to messages to everyone on the latest versions of WhatsApp for Android …
Financial Times:
Sources: Allen Wu, who was replaced as CEO of Arm China by Liu Renchen, has refused to surrender control amid Shanghai's lockdown, where Arm China's HQ is based  —  Allen Wu refuses to surrender control in extraordinary corporate battle at UK chip designer  —  High in a Shenzhen office tower …
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Sources: Instagram to launch a pilot for NFT integrations for Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Flow as soon as Monday, will not charge users for showcasing NFTs  —  NFTs from some of the most popular blockchain networks for crypto art are coming to Instagram with the announcement of a pilot …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK sanctions Baikal Electronics and MCST, Russia's most important chipmakers, denying them access to the ARM architecture  —  The UK government added 63 Russian entities to its sanction list on Wednesday.  Among them are Baikal Electronics and MCST (Moscow Center of SPARC Technologies), the two most important chip makers in Russia.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
As decentralized crypto bridges prove susceptible to hacks, with ~$1B stolen in February and March, centralized exchanges are rushing out bridge-like features  —  High-profile hacks on crypto “bridges” — which let users swap digital tokens across blockchains — are creating opportunities …

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