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May 25, 2022, 4:35 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
DuckDuckGo confirms a researcher's findings that its browser allows some Microsoft trackers on third-party sites, citing a Microsoft search content agreement  —  The privacy-focused DuckDuckGo browser purposely allows Microsoft trackers on third-party sites due to an agreement …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Andreessen Horowitz announces a $4.5B crypto fund, its fourth and largest so far, allocating about $1.5B for seed investments and $3B for venture investments  —  Venture capital group launches its largest fund to date focused on digital assets despite market downturn
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Leaked video: Apple SVP of Retail + People Deirdre O'Brien tells employees that joining a union would make it harder for Apple to improve working conditions  —  In an internal video circulated among Apple's 58,000 retail employees, Apple's vice-president of retail suggested that a union …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Encrypted email service ProtonMail rebrands itself as Proton, and unifies its calendar, storage, and VPN products under Free, Mail Plus, and Unlimited plans  —  For the privacy-minded, ProtonMail has been one of the better options for secure email — you can get an (admittedly basic) …
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
After actor and producer Seth Green lost four NFTs to a phishing scam, his show based on his stolen Bored Ape NFT is in doubt; OpenSea says it froze the NFTs  —  Actor and producer Seth Green was robbed of several NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam that inadvertently threw …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Jack Dorsey is leaving Twitter's board of directors, effective today  —  Jack Dorsey is leaving the board of Twitter, effective today.  The move had been telegraphed last fall, when he stepped down as the social media company's CEO.
Gabrielle Coppola / Bloomberg:
Luminar hires CJ Moore, a manager on Apple's car project who joined in August 2021 from Tesla where he was an Autopilot director, to lead software development  —  Luminar Technologies Inc. said it hired CJ Moore, a manager on Apple Inc.'s car project and a former director for Autopilot projects …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Do Kwon's proposal to relaunch the Terra blockchain passes with 65.5% of the governance vote; Terra 2.0 is set to 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.
Bloomberg:
A look at Meta's attempt to shore up investor support for long-term VR bets by copying TikTok, including pushing Facebook and Instagram creators to use Reels  —  Last year an Instagram representative contacted Justina Sharp, a 24-year-old with 93,000 followers, and asked for a meeting to discuss ways she could expand her audience.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
A look at Google's renewed push into e-commerce, led by SVP Prabhakar Raghavan, positioning itself as a kind of anti-Amazon, which has long dominated the sector  —  Google executive Prabhakar Raghavan recently had an issue with his rose bushes.  His wife took a photo of the plants on her phone …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Researchers: popular Python library “ctx” and PHP package “phpass” have been compromised to steal developer environment variables like 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 …
CNBC:
Twitter shareholders have voted to remove Egon Durban, co-CEO of Silver Lake, from its board; Durban is a long-time business associate and backer of Elon Musk  —  - A Twitter spokesperson told CNBC that Egon Durban “has tendered his resignation” from the board, but that the board has to decide whether to accept it.
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Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Amazon opens its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, near LA; shoppers scan items with an app and get them at checkout in their desired size and color  —  Amazon.com Inc. is opening its first physical clothing store on Wednesday, the latest brick-and-mortar initiative from the world's largest online retailer.

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