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May 25, 2022, 11:30 AM

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Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Andreessen Horowitz announces a $4.5B crypto fund, including $1.5B for seed investments, its fourth and largest such fund  —  Venture capital group launches its largest fund to date focused on digital assets despite market downturn  —  Andreessen Horowitz has launched a $4.5bn cryptocurrency fund …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
DuckDuckGo confirms a researcher's findings that its browser allows Microsoft trackers on third-party websites, citing a search content agreement with Microsoft  —  The privacy-focused DuckDuckGo browser purposely allows Microsoft trackers on third-party sites due to an agreement …
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
After actor and producer Seth Green lost his BAYC NFTs to a phishing scam, his show based on those NFTs is in doubt; OpenSea says it has frozen the NFTs  —  Actor and producer Seth Green was robbed of several NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam that inadvertently threw …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Encrypted email service ProtonMail rebrands as Proton and updates its offerings, including simplifying its pricing tiers and expanding its VPN  —  For the privacy-minded, ProtonMail has been one of the better options for secure email — you can get an (admittedly basic) …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Researchers discover that a popular Python library “ctx” and PHP package “phpass” have been compromised to steal developers' AWS keys and credentials  —  PyPI module ‘ctx’ that gets downloaded over 20,000 times a week has been compromised in a software supply chain attack …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Do Kwon's proposal to relaunch the Terra blockchain passes with 65.5% of the governance vote; the network will go live on Friday without the UST stablecoin  —  Quick Take  — Do Kwon's proposal to relaunch the Terra blockchain has passed.  — In total, 65.5% of votes supported the proposal.
Shawn Amick / Bitcoin Magazine:
Stripe partners with OpenNode to let businesses convert fiat payments into bitcoin via OpenNode's Stripe app; Stripe suspended bitcoin support in 2018  —  Stripe, a global payment processor, is working with OpenNode to enable businesses to convert fiat payments into bitcoin.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple says that starting on June 30, 2022, all App Store apps that offer account creation must also offer an in-app option to let users delete their account  —  Apple last year announced a change in the App Store guidelines that would require all apps that support account creation to offer …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A researcher says Australia's New South Wales digital driver's license is easy to forge due to deficient encryption, data validation flaws, and other issues  —  A litany of security flaws allows forgeries that are easy, quick, and cheap.  —  In late 2019, the government of New South Wales …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
In a letter, 42 Democratic lawmakers urge Google to stop collecting and keeping unnecessary user data that could be used to identify people seeking abortions  —  - Democratic lawmakers urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop collecting and keeping unnecessary or non-aggregated location data …
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Car subscription service Finn raises a $110M Series B led by Korelya Capital at a $500M+ valuation to expand in the US and Germany  —  Car subscription platform Finn has raised $110 million in equity to expand in the U.S. and Europe and reach 30,000 subscriptions by the end of the year, according to the company.

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