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April 16, 2023, 1:55 PM

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Matt Binder / Mashable:
Numerous public service Twitter accounts, including for US National Weather Service offices, say they can't automatically post all alerts due to new API rules  —  Twitter's new API rules just blocked numerous National Weather Service alert accounts and others from working.
Lydia Beyoud / Bloomberg:
The US SEC reopens public comment for a draft rule that expands its crypto regulatory power, adding explicit language covering digital asset and DeFi exchanges  —  The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday altered a proposed rule to make more explicit that digital-asset exchanges …
Nico Grant / New York Times:
Sources detail Google's project Magi, with 160+ people working full time on it, to enhance search with AI, as Samsung considers making Bing search the default  —  The tech giant is sprinting to protect its core business with a flurry of projects, including updates to its search engine and plans for an all-new one.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google rolls out a Chrome security update to patch a zero-day, exploited in the wild, due to a high-severity type confusion weakness in the V8 JavaScript engine  —  Google has released an emergency Chrome security update to address the first zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks since the start of the year.
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Similarweb: Twitter's traffic fell 7.7% YoY in March, the third straight month of decline, unique web visitors fell 3.3% YoY, and Android app DAUs fell 9.8% YoY  —  Say goodbye to the old Twitter and hello to the new normal.  —  It's been a year since Elon Musk initiated his takeover of Twitter.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
An early look at the Jack Dorsey-backed federated social network Bluesky, which emulates Twitter's looks and feels like a simpler, positive time on the internet  —  Bluesky is really, really fun. … But after spending a few hours in Bluesky since getting my beta invite this week, it's so far the service where I feel the most joy.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
How the US military, which uses Twitch and Discord for recruitment, struggles with the risks posed by Gen Z service members who live much of their lives online  —  Defense officials told service members not to 'post anything in Discord that you wouldn't want seen by the general public.' But by then …
Coco Feng / South China Morning Post:
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, created by Congress in 2000, accuses Shein and Pinduoduo's Temu of data risks, IP infringement, and more  —  Chinese-backed digital platforms Shein and Temu have become the latest targets of the US government, after an official report raised concerns …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How Apple's commitment to software upgrades for older iPhones allowed the company to capture a part of the US market once cornered by inexpensive Android phones  —  It's not just lavish marketing and the threat of green bubbles—Apple's commitment to supporting old phones has allowed …
Wall Street Journal:
Filing: Elon Musk creates X.AI Corp., a privately held AI company incorporated in Nevada, and authorizes the sale of 100M shares  —  Name of new Nevada-incorporated organization suggests link to billionaire's interest in everything app  —  Elon Musk has created a new artificial intelligence …

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