March 27, 2024, 2:05 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple schedules WWDC 2024 for June 10 to June 14 as a virtual event with a June 10 keynote, where Apple is expected to unveil its AI strategy, iOS 18, and more  —  Apple today announced that its 35th annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place from Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14.
Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
A timeline of EU's DMA investigations into Apple, Google, and Meta: each have 12 months to fix the issues, before risking fines of up to 10% of global revenue  —  - Firms must solve EU concerns during course of 12-month probe  — But companies can ultimately fight decisions at the EU courts
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft adds mouse and keyboard support to select Xbox Cloud Gaming titles for Xbox Insiders, nearly two years after it announced plans to add the feature  —  Microsoft is starting to preview mouse and keyboard support for Xbox Cloud Gaming today.  Xbox Insiders will be able to start playing …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Some Apple users report being targeted in an “MFA bombing” attack in which their devices are inundated with alerts to approve a password change or login  —  Several Apple customers recently reported being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve what appears to be a bug in Apple's password reset feature.
The US DOJ charges crypto exchange KuCoin and two co-founders with violating anti-money laundering laws, failing to register with the US government, and more  —  The exchange was charged under the Bank Secrecy Act.  —  U.S. federal prosecutors charged crypto exchange KuCoin and two of its founders …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe launches GenStudio to let brands create content and measure its performance using generative AI, underpinned by promises of brand safety  —  Brands want to use generative AI to personalize their marketing efforts — but they are also deathly afraid of AI going off message and ruining their brand.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google plans to release a Chrome version optimized for Windows on Arm this week, two months after Canary testing; Arm PCs previously ran an emulated x64 version  —  Google is releasing an optimized version of its Chrome browser for Windows on Arm this week, the search giant has announced alongside chipmaker Qualcomm.
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
Filings detail Meta's Project Ghostbusters to get data analytics about Snapchat, YouTube, and Amazon, using Onavo VPN on iOS and Android between 2016 and 2019  —  Unsealed court filings reveal Meta's secret plan, “Project Ghostbusters,” to acquire valuable intel about Snapchat through its users' devices.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
The EU publishes draft election security guidelines aimed at platforms with 45M+ regional MAUs that are regulated under the DSA, ahead of elections in June  —  The European Union published draft election security guidelines Tuesday aimed at the around two dozen (larger) …
Olivia Poh / Bloomberg:
Canva acquires Affinity, popular with Mac users for its photo editing and other tools, to take on Adobe, Canva's COO says for “several hundred million pounds”  —  - Australian unicorn buys British team behind Affinity art suite  — Affinity offers alternative tools to Adobe's flagship products
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel shares Microsoft's “AI PC” requirements, such as including a Copilot key, and expands its AI PC acceleration program to help devs and hardware vendors  —  Meteor Lake dev kits use Asus NUCs optimized for AI development work.  —  Intel announced two new extensions …
Josh Sisco / Politico:
Sources: the US FTC is investigating TikTok over allegedly faulty privacy and data security practices, and could bring a lawsuit or settlement within weeks  —  A privacy case against TikTok would add fuel to the bipartisan chorus of criticism directed at the company over its ties to China.
Elizabeth Howcroft / Reuters:
Portugal's data regulator orders Worldcoin to stop collecting biometric data for 90 days, after receiving complaints about unauthorized collection from minors  —  Portugal's data regulator has ordered Sam Altman's iris-scanning project Worldcoin to stop collecting biometric data for 90 days …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
NYC-based Viam, which offers an automation software platform for robotics, IoT, smart homes, and more, raised a $45M Series B, taking its total raised to $87M  —  Since the last time we spoke, Viam didn't pivot exactly, according to founder and CEO Eliot Horowitz — it's more of a “rebrand.”
Zoe Denenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Hands-on with Journal on iPhone: first suggestions can be jarring but get better with time; experts say the app can do more to help users set goals and reflect  —  The new app is one of Apple's new digital well-being aids.  Can it help you become a calmer person?
Timmy Shen / The Block:
The US OFAC sanctions 13 entities, including Netex24, and two individuals for helping Russian nationals potentially evade sanctions by building crypto services  —  - The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned 13 entities and two individuals for helping sanctioned entities to evade sanctions in Russia.

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