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March 18, 2023, 8:30 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
An interview with Microsoft CVP of Design and Research Jon Friedman about the company's vision for Microsoft 365 Copilot, Bing AI lessons, AI ethics, and more  —  Copilot is more than just a chatbot.  Microsoft is slowly building an AI assistant that it has dreamed about for years.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Early screenshots show Microsoft is testing a non-custodial Ethereum crypto wallet built into Edge that lets users send and receive cryptocurrencies and NFTs  —  Microsoft is working on a non-custodial built-in Ethereum crypto wallet for Microsoft Edge to allow users to send and receive cryptocurrency and NFTs.
Bloomberg:
The FBI arrests “Pompompurin”, a New York man who allegedly ran BreachForums, a dark web site that hosted the stolen databases of almost 1K companies and sites  —  Federal agents have arrested a Peekskill, New York, man they say ran the notorious dark web data-breach site “BreachForums” under the name “Pompompurin.”
Maria Bustillos / The Nation:
A look at four publishers' lawsuit against the Internet Archive, which hinges on defining the legal ownership of ebooks, ahead of oral arguments on March 20  —  Or that they haven't already started to pollute Google searches.  And if publishers win their lawsuit against the Internet Archive …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
After SVB froze its deposits, HR software startup Rippling raised a $500M Series E at an $11.25B valuation, same as Series D, taking its total funding to $1.2B  —  As a serial entrepreneur who has famously endured some ups and downs, Parker Conrad has nearly seen it all.  Or so he might have thought until last week.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Coinbase is exploring setting up a crypto trading platform overseas for institutional clients outside of the US, amid increased US scrutiny of crypto  —  Institutional clients of Coinbase Global Inc. have been contacted by the firm about plans to potentially set …
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.
Rebecca Jennings / Vox:
A look at YouTube and TikTok “hustle gurus” claiming to teach followers how to earn passive income through dropshipping, crypto schemes, AI companies, and more  —  YouTube and TikTok are plagued with 20-something “passive income” bros who want your attention — and your money.
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: some lawmakers and tech executives like Peter Thiel are mobilizing against China's involvement in US tech, ahead of the TikTok CEO's US House testimony  —  Group to meet ahead of TikTok's testimony before Congress  —  A group of Silicon Valley executives, including investor Peter Thiel …
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Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Q&A with Dina Srinivasan, author of The Antitrust Case Against Facebook, on Meta and Google's ad duopoly, the US antitrust cases, concerns about Apple, and more  —  In February 2019, Dina Srinivasan, then an independent scholar, published an academic paper entitled ‘The Antitrust Case Against Facebook’ …

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