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December 28, 2020, 8:10 PM

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CoinDesk:
Coinbase says it will suspend trading of XRP on January 19, 2021, following the SEC's suit against Ripple  —  Coinbase said it will suspend trading of XRP, the cryptocurrency the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claimed last week is really a security.
Emma Court / Bloomberg:
Los Angeles County partners with Healthvana to allow COVID-19 vaccine recipients to be able to show their vaccination status in services like Apple Wallet  —  - Key is getting people their second dose, official says  — Longer-term, the software will be a way to verify vaccinations
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FAA issues rules requiring some drones, like those flying over people, to be remotely identifiable and night flying drones to have anti-collision lights  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday said it is issuing long-awaited rules to allow …
Anthony G. Attrino / New Jersey Online:
Lawsuit claims a New Jersey man was jailed for 10 days based on an erroneous facial recognition match, and prosecutors kept pursuing him for nearly a year  —  Editor's note: This article has been updated to include a statement from the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Xiaomi announces Mi 11, its new flagship, with 6.81" 120Hz display, Snapdragon 888, Android 11, and up to 256GB storage, available in China for ~$611 on Jan. 1  —  Today Xiaomi held the Chinese launch announcement of the new Mi 11 - the company's new mainstream flagship phone for 2021.
Bloomberg:
China's central bank tells Ant it must overhaul its lending, insurance, and wealth management businesses and come up with a timetable as soon as possible  —  - Authorities require Ant to overhaul business, set up timetable  — Ant was blasted over governance, disdain toward compliance
Coco Liu / Bloomberg:
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Coco Liu / Bloomberg:
Zuoyebang, which offers live-streamed classes and other remote study services and has 170M MAUs, raises $1.6B from Alibaba, Tiger Global, and others  —  - Zuoyebang's fundraising follows a $750 million round in June  — Online learning has turned red-hot this year since pandemic
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
A look at the worst hacks of 2020: SolarWinds, Twitter, Blueleaks, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Vastaamo, and Garmin  —  From ransomware schemes to supply chain attacks, this year melded classic hacks with extraordinary circumstances.  —  WHAT A WAY to kick off a new decade.

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