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April 19, 2024, 7:50 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns  —  China ordered Apple AAPL -1.17%decrease; red down pointing triangle to remove some of the world's most popular chat messaging apps …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Hacking group GhostR claims it stole 5.3M records from World-Check screening database, used for KYC checks for sanctions and financial crime links, in March  —  The stolen database contains 5.3 million records  —  A financially motivated criminal hacking group says it has stolen …
George Steer / Financial Times:
Nvidia closed down 10% on Friday, falling the most since March 2020 and losing more than $200B of its market value, as investors pull back from AI bets  —  US stock markets suffer their worst run since October 2022 as investors pull back from AI bets  —  Nvidia's share price plunged …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Post.News, the news-focused social platform launched in 2022 that offered micropayments to publishers, is shutting down after failing to grow “fast enough”  —  Post News, a Twitter alternative that emerged in the wake of Elon Musk's takeover, is shutting down.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Telegram partners with Tether to let the messaging app's ~900M users send USDT to each other through The Open Network blockchain  —  Stablecoin Tether and Circle's USDC dominate the market.  —  Telegram users can now start making stablecoin USDT payments to each other through the encrypted messaging service's linked blockchain.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Pornhub, Stripchat, and XVideos will have to comply with additional obligations, such as submitting risk assessment reports, under the EU DSA starting next week  —  Adult content companies Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos will have to do risk assessment reports and take measures …
Emanuel Maiberg / 404 Media:
A look at Salad, which pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their GPUs remotely to AI companies, including those making AI-generated porn  —  Salad, a company that pays gamers in Fortnite skins and Roblox gift cards to rent their idle GPUs remotely to generative AI companies …
New York Times:
Sources describe Nigeria's detention of two Binance officials, including US compliance officer Tigran Gambaryan, on charges of tax evasion and money laundering  —  Tigran Gambaryan, an American compliance official for the giant cryptocurrency exchange Binance, flew to Nigeria in February for a planned two-day business trip.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Midas, which lets users in Turkey invest in US and Turkish equities, raised a $45M Series A, after a $11M seed in 2022, and plans crypto trading and more  —  Midas, a fintech startup that allows people in Turkey to invest in U.S. and Turkish equities, says it has raised $45 million in a funding round led by Portage Ventures of Canada.

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