April 3, 2023, 12:55 PM

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Zach Baron / GQ:
An interview and profile of Tim Cook on running Apple, succeeding Steve Jobs, being an outsider, creativity, avoiding smartphone addiction, rivals, and more  —  As Apple CEO, he has defied his skeptics and refashioned the world's most creative company on his own exacting terms.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
After an uproar, the Arbitrum Foundation plans to break up a controversial governance package into separate votes, including on its 750M ARB token allocation  —  Arbitrum will hold a standalone vote on its 750 million token allocation.  —  Join the most important conversation in crypto …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Western Digital reports a network breach and says the hacker obtained internal data but the full scope is unknown; some systems are offline including My Cloud  —  Western Digital announced today that its network has been breached and an unauthorized party gained access to multiple company systems.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The Tor Project partners with VPN maker Mullvad to launch the Mullvad browser, available on Windows, macOS, and Linux, seeking to reduce a user's “fingerprint”  —  The Tor Project, the organization behind the anonymous network and browser, is helping launch a privacy-focused browser that's …
Source: soon after Pinduoduo's app updated to remove backdoor exploits, most of the team working on them was moved to work on Temu, which is a top app in the US  —  It is one of China's most popular shopping apps, selling clothing, groceries and just about everything else under the sun to more than 750 million users a month.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter updates the description of all blue checkmarks to say “This account is verified because it's subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account”  —  On Sunday, Twitter did something different: It updated the language in the description of verified users …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Aaron McDade / Yahoo Finance:
One year after Rishi Sunak pledged to make the UK a crypto-friendly hub, UK crypto executives say banks are increasingly unwilling to support crypto companies  —  Edouard Daunizeau's crypto company SavingBlocks has an office in East London's technology hub and more than 200 customers testing its services.
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
In a referendum, 89% of Parisians voted against keeping shared e-scooters in the city; Lime, Dott, and Tier will have to pull their fleets out by September 1  —  In a major blow to shared micromobility companies Lime, Dott and Tier, Paris has voted to ban rental e-scooters from their streets.
New York Times:
Sources: in November 2021, five days after Joe Biden put NSO on a Commerce Department blocklist, a US government front company licensed NSO's geolocation tool  —  The Biden administration has been trying to choke off use of hacking tools made by the Israeli firm NSO.

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