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May 25, 2022, 3:00 PM

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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 …
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
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 …
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) …
Gabrielle Coppola / Bloomberg:
Luminar hires CJ Moore, a manager on Apple's car project who joined from Tesla in August 2021, 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 at Tesla Inc., to lead global software development.
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.
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.
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 …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
A look at Google's renewed efforts to gain a foothold in e-commerce, led by Prabhakar Raghavan, and compete against 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 …
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 …

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