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April 20, 2023, 2:40 PM

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Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Twitter begins removing blue checkmarks from legacy verified accounts, fulfilling one of Elon Musk's long-stated plans; Musk has called the system “corrupt”  —  The change is apparent on Twitter accounts for several Verge writers and other journalists like LA Times reporter Matt Pearce …
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.
Financial Times:
Michael Kan / PCMag:
After news broke that Microsoft Advertising was dropping Twitter support, Elon Musk tweeted that it's “lawsuit time” for training “illegally using Twitter data”  —  Microsoft is winding down support for Twitter on its advertising platform, likely because the social media platform wants …
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Over 24 executives, inventors, investors, and lawyers who discussed partnerships with Apple or adding their tech into its products say Apple copied their ideas  —  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 issues a report backing Meta's content moderation during the pandemic but asks Meta to assess its public health and human rights impact  —  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 …
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
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 …
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 …

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