March 17, 2023, 2:25 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SVB Financial files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the SDNY Bankruptcy Court and “believes it has approximately $2.2B of liquidity”  —  One week after trading was halted for SVB Financial and regulators took control of the holding company for Silicon Valley Bank and other subsidiaries …
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Meta debuts Verified in the US for $12/month on the web or $15/month on Android/iOS, with a blue badge, proactive impersonation protection, and customer support  —  Meta's paid verification program is available in the US starting today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Instagram channel.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
YouTube lifts its restrictions on Donald Trump's channel, imposed after the January 6 insurrection, after evaluating the “continued risk of real-world violence”  —  YouTube will lift its restrictions on former President Trump's channel Friday, a spokesperson confirmed to Axios.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Google's Project Zero finds 18 zero-day vulnerabilities, including four top-severity flaws, affecting some Samsung phones and other devices with Exynos chipsets  —  Google's security research unit is sounding the alarm on a set of vulnerabilities it found in certain Samsung chips included …
New York Times:
Sources: Twitter explored licensing music rights from three major labels but negotiations stalled after Elon Musk's takeover and were abandoned due to costs  —  Twitter didn't move forward with the music licensing deals because of costs, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The FCC is requiring carriers to block SMS messages from “invalid, unallocated, or unused numbers”, targeting the increasing scam robotexts sent to consumers  —  First robotext rule requires blocking of texts from invalid and unused numbers.  —  The Federal Communications …
Alexander Martin / The Record:
Q&A with two Meta security experts about the company's Online Operations Kill Chain, a framework for responding to threats like election influence operations  —  Next year will feature some of the most geopolitically significant elections of our times.  Voters will be heading …
Wall Street Journal:
A shortage of skilled workers is impeding Micron's goal of a chip manufacturing campus in Syracuse, NY, where it plans to invest $100B and hire 9K employees  —  Micron plans to hire 9,000 employees at a new suburban Syracuse campus amid shortage of skilled workers
Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader:
Amazon stops selling newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print, and plans to shut down Kindle Newsstand in September 2023  —  Amazon has announced they are abandoning the Kindle for Periodicals or the Kindle Newsstand, which will completely shutter on September 2023.
Sources: Twitter has downranked accounts from its rivals like Instagram, Snap, and TikTok since December 2022, plus accounts like the US Department of Health's  —  Little scoop from me today: Twitter has been down-ranking the corporate accounts of its competitors, including 19 official TikTok accounts, 3 Snap accounts, and 2 Instagram accounts. This means their tweets won't show on the For You tab for the most part: ...
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
In a presentation about the new Copilot features, Microsoft acknowledges AI's tendency to produce inaccurate responses but says the tech can be “usefully wrong”  —  - Microsoft debuted ChatGPT-like features dubbed Copilot that will eventually come to its business apps like Word and Excel.
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