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August 26, 2023, 4:15 PM

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Roger Montti / Search Engine Journal:
WordPress.com debuts a 100-year domain name registration for $38K, offering managed hosting and 24/7 customer service; domains are typically capped at 10 years  —  WordPress announces the availability of 100-year domain name registrations that include 24/7 assistance and managed web hosting
Jack Schickler / CoinDesk:
Hackers access some customer data at FTX, Genesis, and BlockFi by SIM swapping an employee of Kroll, which manages creditor claims for the bankrupt companies  —  A ‘cybersecurity incident’ affected Kroll, which gathers customer claim data on behalf of bankrupt companies.  —  Register Now
New York Times:
Sources: a company spending $800M+ to buy thousands of acres to build a new Bay Area city is backed by Michael Moritz, Reid Hoffman, Marc Andreessen, and others  —  A mysterious company has spent $800 million in an effort to buy thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay Area land.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The EU's DSA goes into effect, forcing platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok to let users opt out of profiling-based content recommendations  —  Internet users in the European Union are logging on to a quiet revolution on mainstream social networks today: The ability to say ‘no thanks’ to being attention hacked by AI.
Clive Cookson / Financial Times:
A look at the UK's new DARPA-inspired Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), which has a four-year £800M budget to invest in breakthrough tech like AI  —  Head of Advanced Research and Invention Agency tells FT it has appointed directors charged with selecting projects
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Cisco Talos: North Korea-backed Lazarus is using a new malware variant to target internet backbone infrastructure and health care entities in Europe and the US  —  A notorious hacking group working on behalf of the North Korean government is using a new strain of malware to attack healthcare entities …
Joe Wituschek / BGR:
X launches a private beta of X Hiring, a job posting feature for verified organizations, allowing them to “organically reach millions of relevant candidates”  —  Who goes to LinkedIn to look for a job?  Nah, those days are over.  X is the new place to find your next employer.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Despite cheating and misinformation fears, some US schools that once raced to block AI chatbot access are now encouraging teachers and students to use them  —  Some districts that once raced to block A.I. chatbots are now trying to embrace them.  —  For decades, Walla Walla High School …
Eri Sugiura / Financial Times:
Huawei and Ericsson renew a multiyear global patent cross-licensing deal for 5G and other tech; Huawei owns 20% of global 5G patents, the most of any company  —  Agreement gives Chinese group a boost after being subject to bans in Europe and the US  —  Huawei has sealed a multiyear patent …

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