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April 20, 2023, 11:20 AM

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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.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Coinbase says it received a license to operate in Bermuda; source: the company 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Bluesky for Android is now available on the Play Store, after first launching on iOS in February 2023, but the service is still invite-only  —  Bluesky, the Jack Dorsey-backed decentralized Twitter alternative, now has an Android app.  The launch follows the release of the service's iOS app, which came out in late February.
Financial Times:
A look at the India Stack, a set of government-backed APIs on 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
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The US, the UK, and Cisco warn Russian hacking group APT28 is deploying custom malware on Cisco IOS routers, allowing unauthenticated access to the devices  —  The US, UK, and Cisco are warning of Russian state-sponsored APT28 hackers deploying a custom malware named ‘Jaguar Tooth’ on Cisco IOS routers …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Stability AI debuts StableLM, its first suite of instruction fine-tuned LLMs, in alpha, starting with 3B and 7B parameters, with 15B to 65B versions to follow  —  Stability AI, the startup behind the generative AI art tool Stable Diffusion, today open-sourced a suite of text-generating AI models intended …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
NYC-based CoreWeave, which provides access to SKUs of Nvidia GPUs in the cloud, raised a $221M Series B 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 …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Snap expands My AI to all users for free and says the chatbot can now be added to group chats and recommend AR filters or places, and will soon generate photos  —  The OpenAI-powered chatbot is also being added to group chats, gaining the ability to make recommendations for things like AR filters …
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