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April 7, 2023, 10:30 AM

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Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Substack tells writers Twitter “unexpectedly restricted access to embedding tweets”; Twitter seems to have disabled likes and RTs for tweets with Substack links  —  Writers trying to embed tweets in their Substack stories are in for a rude surprise: after pasting a link to the site …
Reuters:
Sources: Tesla staff privately shared videos from customers' car cameras from 2019 to 2022 on an internal messaging system, including a child being hit by a car  —  Tesla Inc assures its millions of electric car owners that their privacy “is and will always be enormously important to us.”
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Samsung plans to cut memory chip production to a “meaningful level” after estimating that its Q1 operating profit fell 95%+ YoY to ~$450M, its worst since 2009  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said it is cutting memory chip production after reporting its slimmest profit since …
CoinDesk:
The US Treasury warns that DeFi services not compliant with AML and terrorist financing rules pose “the most significant current illicit finance risk”  —  The department's first analysis of illicit finance risks associated with DeFi recommends the U.S. look at enhancements to its existing anti-money laundering regime.
Lance Whitney / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds three Bing features to its SwiftKey keyboard beta for Android: web search results, a tone option in which AI rewrites text, and the AI chatbot  —  Android users who want to tap into some AI as they type on their phones can now do so with help from Microsoft.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Amazon bans the sale of Flipper Zero, a $169 portable security penetration testing tool for wireless devices, after tagging it as a card-skimming device  —  Amazon has banned the sale of the Flipper Zero portable multi-tool for pen-testers as it no longer allows its sale on the platform after tagging it as a card-skimming device.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Influencers, small businesses, and others say Meta gutting its customer service teams has left them with nobody to call to handle scammers and technical issues  —  - Meta's two rounds of layoffs are affecting the company's already poor customer service for users, influencers, communities and businesses.
Oliver Knight / CoinDesk:
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission cancels the license of Binance Australia Derivatives, which must close all derivatives positions by April 21  —  The exchange will close all of its customers' open derivatives positions by April 21.  The Australian Securities …

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