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April 20, 2023, 1:20 PM

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Matt Binder / Mashable:
Microsoft plans to drop Twitter support from its ad platform on April 25; users won't be able to access or manage Twitter accounts through Microsoft's tool  —  Yet another big B2B service passes on paying for Twitter's new high-priced API.  —  Twitter is being removed from yet another big B2B platform.
Michael Kan / PCMag:
After Microsoft Advertising said it was dropping Twitter support, Elon Musk tweeted that it's “lawsuit time” over training “illegally using Twitter data”  —  Microsoft is winding down support for Twitter on its advertising platform, likely because the social media platform wants …
Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
The EU Parliament approves the Markets in Cryptoassets, or MiCA, regulation for the crypto industry, with rules for stablecoins set to apply from July 2024  —  European lawmakers on Thursday gave their final blessing to an ambitious law that will give the European Union its first rules to govern the crypto industry.
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Executives, inventors, investors, and lawyers accuse Apple of copying their ideas after talks about partnerships or integrating their tech into Apple products  —  Aspiring partners accuse tech giant of copying their ideas; Apple says it plays by the rules  —  It sounded like a dream partnership …
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
OpenAI, which may have trained its models on people's data without consent, faces legal stakes in the EU, which has strict privacy laws and is conducting probes  —  The company's AI services may be breaking data protection laws, and there is no resolution in sight.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Meta's Oversight Board supports Meta's content moderation actions during the pandemic but asks Meta to assess its impact on public health and human rights  —  Meta's Oversight Board — an independent panel the social media giant selected to deliberate its content decisions …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
NCC Group measured a record 459 ransomware attacks in March 2023, up 91% MoM and 62% YoY, saying the surge is likely due to exploits of Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT  —  March 2023 was the most prolific month recorded by cybersecurity analysts in recent years, measuring 459 attacks …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Coinbase says the company got a license to operate in Bermuda; source: Coinbase plans to launch an offshore derivatives exchange in Bermuda as soon as next week  —  Coinbase has received a license to operate in the off-shore haven of Bermuda, signaling that the company is doubling-down on plans …
Anthony Vargas / AdExchanger:
Montreal-based Optable, which provides a data collaboration and clean room service, raised a $20M Series A, bringing its total funding to $23.6M  —  Clean rooms are all the rage right now - and investors are noticing.  —  On Tuesday, data collaboration and clean room platform Optable announced $20 million …
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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Bluesky for Android launches on the Play Store, after the decentralized Twitter alternative debuted on iOS in February 2023, but the service remains invite-only  —  Bluesky, the Jack Dorsey-backed decentralized Twitter alternative, now has an Android app.  The launch follows the release …
Financial Times:
A look at the India Stack, a set of government-backed APIs upon which third parties can build apps integrated with state services for payments, loans, and more  —  New Delhi has pioneered a new approach to online infrastructure in its drive to connect 1.4bn.  But there are privacy and data protection concerns
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
CoreWeave, which offers 12+ SKUs of Nvidia GPUs in the cloud, raised a $221M Series B led by Magnetar at a $2B valuation, bringing its total funding to $371M  —  CoreWeave, an NYC-based startup that began as an Ethereum mining venture, has secured a large tranche of funding as it continues …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts naming threat actor groups after weather events, like typhoon, sandstorm, and blizzard; each name represents a nation state or a motivation  —  Microsoft has started naming hackers after the weather in a new naming taxonomy update.  Hackers will now be named after events like storms …
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
Seagate agrees to settle with the US Department of Commerce for $300M over shipping $1.1B+ worth of hard drives to Huawei, a violation of US export control laws  —  April 19 Reuters) - Seagate Technology Holdings PLC (STX.O) has agreed to pay a $300 million penalty in a settlement …

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