February 17, 2023, 9:50 PM

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Zoë Schiffer / @zoeschiffer:
Sources: Twitter plans to unveil a new policy that only Blue subscribers will be able to use SMS-based two-factor authentication  —  NEW: Twitter is planning to unveil a new policy as soon as this afternoon that only Blue subscribers will be able to use SMS-based two-factor authentication, according to company sources.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Bing chats will now be capped at 50 questions per day and five per session; after five questions, Bing will prompt users to start a new topic  —  Microsoft says it's implementing some conversation limits to its Bing AI just days after the chatbot went off the rails multiple times for users.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
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Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon tells corporate staff to return to the office “at least three days per week”, starting on May 1, after previously leaving the decision to team leaders  —  Amazon wants its corporate and tech employees back in the office at least three days per week, CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo to workers on Friday.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
GoDaddy discovered a multiyear security breach in early December 2022 in which unknown attackers stole some source code and installed malware on its servers  —  Web hosting giant GoDaddy says they suffered a breach where unknown attackers have stolen source code and installed malware …
Cam Thompson / CoinDesk:
OpenSea briefly removes marketplace fees to compete with no-fee marketplace Blur, which topped OpenSea in daily trading volume on February 15 for the first time  —  The top NFT marketplace's policy shift stems from competition with popular zero-fee marketplace Blur.
Yueqi Yang / Bloomberg:
Source: Binance is considering de-listing USDC and other tokens from US projects, ending US partnerships, and closing VC investments, amid regulatory scrutiny  —  Crypto giant Binance Holdings Ltd. is considering ending relationships with US business partners as regulators turn up the heat.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Source: the UK CMA is investigating a deal in which Google pays Apple a portion of search revenue generated by people using Chrome on iOS  —  Those billions just may have dissuaded iPhone giant from building rival search, beefing up Safari  —  EXCLUSIVE Google has been paying Apple a portion …
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
Under the Digital Services Act, online platforms disclose their MAUs in the EU: YouTube has 401M+, Facebook ~255M, Instagram ~250M, TikTok 150M, Twitter 100.9M  —  TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have now confirmed they will face the strictest rules under the EU's content-moderation law, the Digital Services Act (DSA).
Suvashree Ghosh / Bloomberg:
The SEC says Do Kwon and Terraform Labs have withdrawn $100M+ out of a cold wallet holding 10K+ Bitcoin via an intermediary Swiss bank account since June 2022  —  Crypto fugitive Do Kwon and the firm he founded transferred over 10,000 Bitcoin out of their doomed project and turned …
Kate Clark / The Information:
Stripe's investor pitch deck says the startup needs $4B by the end of 2024 to cover a tax withholding bill when modifying employee stock grants before its IPO  —  Stripe is trying to raise a huge sum of money from investors, so it has tried to craft a compelling pitch: The payments giant …
Sources: former FTX Director of Engineering Nishad Singh plans to plead guilty to US criminal charges over his role in an alleged multiyear fraud at the company  —  (Bloomberg) — Another former member of Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle is planning to plead guilty to US criminal charges …
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Samsung says the Galaxy S23 series' Message Guard feature will prevent zero-click exploits via messaging apps by detecting malware hidden in image attachments  —  Zero-click attacks, which can install malware onto a device without the user clicking or tapping on anything, have been on the rise in recent years.

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