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April 12, 2023, 1:50 PM

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Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
New York Times:
NPR “will no longer be active on Twitter” after the social network took “actions that undermine our credibility” by implying NPR is not editorially independent  —  The broadcaster said that the label undermined its credibility “by falsely implying that we are not editorially independent.”
Financial Times:
Sources: a16z, Tiger Global, IVP, and other VCs are touring Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar to build ties with sovereign wealth funds during the funding crunch  —  Liquidity crunch leads investors such as Andreessen Horowitz to sovereign wealth funds in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE
New York Times:
Sources say concerns over Mark Zuckerberg's efficiency drive, layoffs, Meta's absentee leadership, and focus on the metaverse have devastated employee morale  —  Workers at Facebook's parent have been increasingly alarmed by job cuts and the company's direction.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn partners with CLEAR to help US users verify their identity via a government ID and phone number or via company email  —  LinkedIn is introducing new ways to verify your identity and where you work, the company announced on Wednesday.  Unlike with Twitter and Meta …
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Emails: UMG asked Spotify, Apple, and other services to block developers training AI services from scraping melodies and lyrics from their copyrighted songs  —  Universal Music Group says new technology relies on unauthorised use of copyrighted material  —  Universal Music Group …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Kaspersky: malware developers are selling malicious Google Play loaders for $2K-$20K on hacker forums; the average price for a loader is $6,975  —  Malware developers have created a thriving market promising to add malicious Android apps to Google Play for $2,000 to $20,000 …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Intel's Foundry Services unit partners with Arm to build low-power SoCs, giving customers using Arm's designs access to Intel's A18 process to make their chips  —  Intel Corp. said today its Intel Foundry Services business unit is partnering with the British chip design firm Arm Ltd …
Wall Street Journal:
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI partners with Bugcrowd to launch a bug bounty program, offering rewards from $200 to $20K but excluding some safety issues, like jailbreaks prompts  —  OpenAI will start paying people as much as $20,000 to help the company find bugs in its artificial intelligence systems, such as the massively popular ChatGPT chatbot.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft releases 97 security fixes, patching one actively exploited zero-day flaw in the Windows Common Log File System and seven critical RCE vulnerabilities  —  Today is Microsoft's April 2023 Patch Tuesday, and security updates fix one actively exploited zero-day vulnerability and a total of 97 flaws.
Konrad Putzier / Wall Street Journal:
Labor consultants say US companies, responding to labor shortages and rising wages, are outsourcing jobs overseas, expanding on pandemic remote work policies  —  Companies respond to labor shortages and rising wages by moving some positions abroad, labor consultants say
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches Assured Open Source Software to help developers defend against supply chain attacks for free, with support for 1,000+ Java and Python packages  —  About a year ago, Google announced its Assured Open Source Software (Assured OSS) service, a service that helps developers defend …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia RTX 4070 review: the most affordable RTX 40-series GPU yet at $599 with solid 1440p performance, but only 12GB of VRAM and struggles with 4K gaming  —  The RTX 4070 is the most affordable RTX 40-series GPU yet, with solid 1440p performance. … I could end this Nvidia RTX 4070 review early …
Sunil Jagtiani / Bloomberg:
Binance.US plans to delist the TRX token linked to Justin Sun's Tron on April 18 for failing to “meet the standard of excellence we expect”; TRX drops ~4%  —  The Binance US exchange said the TRX token linked to Justin Sun's Tron crypto platform will be delisted from April 18 …

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