March 3, 2023, 12:30 AM

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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Coinbase, Circle, Paxos,, Bitstamp, Cboe, and Gemini suspend business operations with Silvergate, which reported being “less than well-capitalized”  —  Silvergate's clients Coinbase, Circle, Paxos,, Bitstamp, Cboe Digital Markets and Gemini said they will suspend business with the bank.
The Biden administration issues a national cybersecurity strategy, seeking to impose minimum standards, shift responsibility to larger software makers, and more  —  The strategy represents a shift in how Washington approaches cybersecurity, veering toward a more strictly regulated approach.
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Memo: CNET EIC Connie Guglielmo, who defended CNET's use of AI tools, plans to step down to become Red Ventures' SVP of AI content strategy and editor-at-large  —  Following monthslong questions about how CNET uses artificial intelligence tools, longtime CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo …
Washington Post:
US civil liberties and digital rights groups are speaking out against calls to ban TikTok, arguing the move would violate users' First Amendment rights  —  Happy Thursday!  If you've ever thought some people in Washington should be in straitjackets, well, I guess you got your wish.
John Tozzi / Bloomberg:
Teladoc Health, which runs BetterHelp, settles with the FTC for $7.8M and agrees to stop sharing data with Meta, Snap, and other companies for ad purposes  —  Teladoc Health Inc.'s online mental health unit will be banned from sharing information with Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc …
The Verge:
A look at TikTok's viral Bold Glamour filter, which an expert says likely uses generative adversarial networks, amid fears the tool may hurt users' self-esteem  —  TikTok rolled out new AI tools for filters last month.  But the company won't say if its new Bold Glamour effect uses them …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU regulators are likely to approve Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition, satisfied by the company's Nintendo and Nvidia licensing deals  —  EU antitrust regulators are not expected to demand that Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) sell assets to win approval for its $69 billion acquisition …
David Z. Morris / CoinDesk:
After a report said Binance misplaced $1.78B in USDC, Binance offered confused and sometimes contradictory responses, continuing its petulant and defensive tone  —  The FUD is coming from inside the building, says David Z. Morris, CoinDesk's chief insights columnist.
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Shef, a chef-to-consumer marketplace, raised a $73.5M Series B in June 2022, including $7M in debt, led by CRV with participation from a16z and Amex Ventures  —  In its quest to turn the culinary talents of passionate home cooks into small businesses, Shef, a chef-to-consumer marketplace, is now taking those efforts nationwide.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
After Twitter banned third-party clients, Tapbots and The Iconfactory update Tweetbot and Twitterrific to ask subscribers to consider declining prorated refunds  —  Long story short: If you're a subscriber to either Tweetbot or Twitterrific, you can help them out with three simple steps:
Sources: the FDA rejected Neuralink's clinical trial application, citing dozens of issues to fix before human testing, like the device's removal and its battery  —  Musk has said his brain implant company, Neuralink, will make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and eventually turn people into cyborgs.

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