April 21, 2023, 4:50 PM

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Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Twitter emails advertisers to say they must now have “a verified checkmark or subscribe to either Twitter Blue or Verified Organizations” to keep running ads  —  As Twitter's legacy blue check mark system finally comes to an end, the social network's new paid-for verification system …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Lyft plans to lay off 1,200+, or 30%+ of its 4,000+ staff, days after its new CEO took over, aiming to cut its costs by 50%; Lyft cut ~700 jobs in 2022  —  Latest cuts could impact 30% or more of company's over 4,000 employees  —  Lyft Inc. plans to cut 1,200 or more jobs …
Jahnavi Nidumolu / Reuters:
Twitter drops the “Government-funded” and “state-affiliated” labels from accounts of media outlets and journalists, including NPR, BBC, CBC, RT, and Xinhua  —  Twitter dropped the “Government-funded” and “China state-affiliated” labels, which implies government involvement …
Dara Kerr / NPR:
Sources: Twitter removed its “visibility filtering rules”, or “shadow bans”, for Russian, Chinese, and Iranian government accounts and state-affiliated media  —  Dmitry Medvedev, a leading government official and former president of Russia, took to Twitter earlier …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google gives Bard the ability to generate, debug, and explain code in 20+ languages including C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, and Python, and export code to Colab  —  Google's Bard chatbot now has the capability to help you with programming tasks.  The tech giant said that coding …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Humane co-founder Imran Chaudhri demoed an AI-powered screenless wearable with a projector to display info, voice and gestures for input, and no phone required  —  Humane, the startup founded by ex-Apple employees Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, has given a first live demo of its new device …
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Docs: Apple plans an iPhone journaling app to let users compile their daily activities, in an expansion of the company's mental and physical health efforts  —  Daily activities log is set to compete with existing software  —  Apple Inc. is planning an iPhone app to let users compile …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Mandiant says the North Korea-linked hack of VoIP company 3CX's customers is the first confirmed incident of one software-supply-chain attack enabling another  —  The mass compromise of the VoIP firm's customers is the first confirmed incident where one software supply chain attack enabled another, researchers say.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
After YouTube pulls Heart On My Sleeve due to a UMG copyright notice, a look at the legal dilemma for Google, which claims scraping data to train AI is fair use  —  If young Metro don't trust you, I'm gonna... tie you up in a decade of fair use litigation.  —  The AI Drake track …

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