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5:20 PM ET, March 16, 2024


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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Gumroad, an e-commerce company for creators, updates its rules to more strictly limit NSFW content, citing policies of payment processors like Stripe and PayPal  —  Gumroad, an e-commerce company for creators, updated its rules to more strictly limit NSFW content, citing restrictions from payment processors like Stripe and PayPal.
Houston Landing:
Houston Landing CEO Peter Bhatia names Austin-American Statesman Executive Editor Manny García as new editor in chief and Angel Rodríguez as managing editor  —  - Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window) … Manny García is the new editor in chief of Houston Landing …
Washington Post:
The TikTok bill likely will spur a battle over the First Amendment and national security if it becomes law; TikTok's CEO vows to use the company's legal rights  —  The forced-sale measure has reinvigorated a debate over speech, national security and government power.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Small-business owners, educators, and activists who rely on TikTok say the US House measure forcing a sale or ban threatens their livelihoods and the economy
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ calls on Pakistan authorities to release journalist Asad Ali Toor, return his devices, and cease harassing him for his work; he was arrested February 26  —  Pakistan authorities must immediately and unconditionally release independent journalist Asad Ali Toor, return his devices …
Ernie Smith / Tedium:
Deadspin's new owner, Lineup Publishing, shares an IP address with a Finnish casino spam blog and is hosted in Malta, which is known as an online gambling haven  —  I am so obsessed with trying to figure out who Deadspin's new owners are that it led me to some late night spam-blog sleuthing.
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Peter White / Deadline:
Former Apple and Hulu executive Peter Distad is named CEO of the sports-focused streaming joint venture backed by Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery
Varun Vyas / Reuters:
Disney's Star India starts arbitration proceedings against Zee Entertainment for alleged non-compliance with the terms of a cricket broadcasting agreement
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Sports Illustrated's operators told staff the magazine would end its print edition after May; the message runs counter to owner Authentic Brands' earlier stance
 Earlier Picks: 
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Spotify emails the European Commission to say Apple is holding up an iPhone app update that adds pricing information and links to its subscription options

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line

Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Leaked documents reveal life-threatening issues at Amazon's primary-care service One Medical, raising concerns about Amazon's frugal approach to health care

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