April 22, 2023, 6:20 AM

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Matt Binder / Mashable:
In a campaign called #BlockTheBlue, some Twitter users, including popular ones like @dril, are asking people to block anyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue  —  After Elon Musk removed legacy verified users' checkmarks, Twitter's biggest users are blocking everyone who pays.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
More: The Economic Times, Bloomberg, BBC, The Hill, Polygon, Social Media Today, Twitter Help Center, Hot Pod News, Gizchina, The Register, IGN, Engadget,, PCWorld, Bloomberg, TweakTown, Instagram - Kara Swisher, TechCrunch, The Verge, Deadline, and TechCrunch
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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 …
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 …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
WhatsApp introduces Keep in Chat, an option that allows recipients of disappearing messages to save them if the sender consents  —  Something to consider before sending a risky text via WhatsApp is that now, disappearing messages are a bit more optional.  Mark Zuckerberg is announcing …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Sources: Google halted construction of its 80-acre campus in San Jose, California, after the first demolition phase, and doesn't plan to revive the project soon  —  - Google has halted construction of its proposed 80-acre campus in San Jose, California, after the first demolition phase.
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 …
Jahnavi Nidumolu / Reuters:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The US Department of Homeland Security announces a task force to explore potential uses of AI to protect the country, including better cargo screening systems  —  - The Department of Homeland Security will establish a new task force to examine how artificial intelligence technology can be used …
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.
Maddy Crowell / Columbia Journalism Review:
A profile of Runa Sandvik, who started Granitt in June 2022 to help journalists, lawyers, activists, and other at-risk people keep their data safe from hackers  —  Runa Sandvik has made it her life's work to protect journalists against cyberattacks.  Authoritarian regimes are keeping her in business.

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