June 9, 2023, 2:45 PM

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The Markup:
A database on Microsoft's Xandr containing 650K+ “audience segments” shows how data brokers classify consumers by surveilling their online and offline activity  —  A spreadsheet on ad platform Xandr's website revealed a massive collection of “audience segments” …
Isabella Simonetti / Wall Street Journal:
Antenna: Netflix gained more US subscribers from May 25 to May 28, after its password-sharing crackdown began, than in any other four days since at least 2019  —  Shortly after change, company had highest rate of sign-ups since Antenna began tracking data in 2019
Rahat Sandhu / Reuters:
Binance.US suspends USD deposits and notifies customers that their banking partners are preparing to pause fiat withdrawal channels as early as June 13  —  Binance.US on Thursday said the company is suspending USD deposits while notifying customers that their banking partners are preparing to pause fiat …
MK Manoylov / The Block:
Robinhood plans to end support for Solana, Polygon, and Cardano on June 27, following a company review in light of the SEC lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance  —  - Robinhood will no longer support Solana, Polygon or Cardano after June 27, 2023 at 6:59 p.m. ET.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
US DOJ unseals a 2019 indictment charging two Russians with stealing ~647K BTC in a Mt. Gox hack; one of them is also charged with conspiring to operate BTC-e  —  One of the individuals also operated BTC-e, the DOJ alleged.  —  The U.S. Department of Justice charged Russian nationals Alexey Bilyuchenko …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Barracuda asked its customers on June 6 to replace impacted Email Security Gateway appliances immediately, after patching a zero-day vulnerability on May 20  —  It's not often that a zero-day vulnerability causes a network security vendor to urge customers to physically remove and decommission …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Spotify is testing Your Offline Mix, a new playlist feature that automatically saves a mix of users' recently played songs for offline listening  —  / The playlist is described in the app as ‘a mix of recently played songs for when the vibe is high but your connection is low.’
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Source: a recent Meta employee survey found 26% of respondents expressed confidence in leadership and 43% said they felt valued, vs. 31% and 58% in October 2022  —  The Facebook parent company is betting that more job security and innovations in artificial intelligence will boost the internal mood as well as the company's bottom line
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Hilary Allen / Financial Times:
After the SEC's recent actions and the FTX, Celsius, and Luna failures, Republican lawmakers proposing a crypto market bill is a jarring gift to the industry  —  Republican proposal for new legislation would legitimise the digital asset industry and undermine investor protection
A look at Japan's expanding chip sector, aided by $14B+ in subsidies, including for TSMC's plant in Kumamoto, which has been hampered by narrow, jammed roads  —  Every morning, some of the world's top chip engineers can be found stuck in traffic on Kumamoto Prefecture's Route 30 …
John Perrino / Tech Policy Press:
Six US senators reintroduce PATA, a bipartisan bill to improve social media transparency, requiring companies to share ad libraries, moderation stats, and more  —  John Perrino is a policy analyst at the Stanford Internet Observatory.  —  The Platform Accountability and Transparency Act …

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