August 26, 2023, 6:40 AM

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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.
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Cisco Talos: North Korea's Lazarus is using a new malware variant to target internet backbone infrastructure and healthcare 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 …
Jack Schickler / CoinDesk:
FTX, Genesis, and BlockFi customer data is compromised after a SIM swap against 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.
Joe Wituschek / BGR:
X launches its job posting feature X Hiring in beta 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.
Eri Sugiura / Financial Times:
Huawei and Ericsson renew a multiyear global patent cross-licensing deal for 5G and other technologies; Huawei owns 20% of global 5G patents  —  Agreement gives Chinese group a boost after being subject to bans in Europe and the US  —  Huawei has sealed a multiyear patent cross-licensing deal …
Washington Post:
How Meta and YouTube, battered by content moderation wars, are following X in retreating from policing political misinformation, raising US 2024 election fears  —  Facebook and YouTube are receding from their role as watchdogs against conspiracy theories ahead of the 2024 presidential election
Dan Primack / Axios:
Instacart files for a US IPO, reports 2022 revenue up 39% YoY to $2.55B, $428M net income, up from a $73M loss in 2021, and H1 2023 revenue up 31% YoY to $1.48B  —  Grocery delivery giant Instacart on Friday filed for its initial public offering, with expectations that its shares will begin trading on the Nasdaq next month.
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 …

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