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A US official says the OFAC is investigating several US and foreign companies for shipments of chips with military applications that ultimately end up in Russia (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: A US official says the OFAC is investigating several US and foreign companies for shipments of chips with military applications that ultimately end up in Russia  —  – US, EU increasingly concerned about Russian sanctions evasion  — US analyzing… Continue Reading →

A look at Android 15’s Private Space feature, similar to Samsung’s Secure Folder, which creates a separate profile for hiding apps and data (Mishaal Rahman/Android Authority)

Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority: A look at Android 15’s Private Space feature, similar to Samsung’s Secure Folder, which creates a separate profile for hiding apps and data  —  With Private Space in Android 15, you can hide your most… Continue Reading →

Court filings from FTC lawsuit against Meta show Instagram made $32.4B in ad revenue in 2021, which is more than YouTube’s $28.8B in ad revenue that year (Peter Kafka/Business Insider)

Peter Kafka / Business Insider: Court filings from FTC lawsuit against Meta show Instagram made $32.4B in ad revenue in 2021, which is more than YouTube’s $28.8B in ad revenue that year  —  – Instagram generated $32.4 billion in ad… Continue Reading →

NYC-based Web3 infrastructure company Xion raised $25M, reportedly a Series A, from Animoca Brands, Laser Digital, Multicoin, Arrington Capital, and others (MK Manoylov/The Block)

MK Manoylov / The Block: NYC-based Web3 infrastructure company Xion raised $25M, reportedly a Series A, from Animoca Brands, Laser Digital, Multicoin, Arrington Capital, and others  —  – The web3 infrastructure firm Xion raised $25 million in funding.  — Animoca… Continue Reading →

NYC’s Microsoft-powered MyCity chatbot, launched as a pilot program last October, often gives inaccurate info, including telling businesses to break the law (Colin Lecher/The City)

Colin Lecher / The City: NYC’s Microsoft-powered MyCity chatbot, launched as a pilot program last October, often gives inaccurate info, including telling businesses to break the law  —  The Microsoft-powered bot says bosses can take worker’s tips and that landlords… Continue Reading →

An investigation details the growing black market for Starlink kits being traded and activated illegally, including in regions subject to US sanctions (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: An investigation details the growing black market for Starlink kits being traded and activated illegally, including in regions subject to US sanctions  —  Starlink’s effectiveness as a communications tool makes the satellite internet service a target for a growing… Continue Reading →

A breach seller dumped a dataset of 73M AT&T customers online, three years after a hacker teased such a leak; AT&T won’t say how its users’ data was leaked (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: A breach seller dumped a dataset of 73M AT&T customers online, three years after a hacker teased such a leak; AT&T won’t say how its users’ data was leaked  —  Three years after a hacker first… Continue Reading →

Google promotes Liz Reid to Head of Search and names Cheenu Venkatachary as the lead of Search quality and ranking, among other changes to its Search team (Barry Schwartz/Search Engine Land)

Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google promotes Liz Reid to Head of Search and names Cheenu Venkatachary as the lead of Search quality and ranking, among other changes to its Search team  —  Cheenu Venkatachary is also replacing Pandu… Continue Reading →

The TikTok divestment bill’s progress slows down in the Senate, as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has not decided whether to bring the bill to the floor (New York Times)

New York Times: The TikTok divestment bill’s progress slows down in the Senate, as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has not decided whether to bring the bill to the floor  —  Legislation to force TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell the app… Continue Reading →

Sources: Samsung and SK Hynix are storing, instead of selling, second-hand chipmaking machines over fears of breaking US export controls and sanctions (Financial Times)

Financial Times: Sources: Samsung and SK Hynix are storing, instead of selling, second-hand chipmaking machines over fears of breaking US export controls and sanctions  —  Samsung and SK Hynix have been storing used machines in warehouses as US-China tensions rise … Continue Reading →

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