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December 29, 2020, 10:05 AM

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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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Source: Ant Group is planning to fold its financial operations into a holding company that could be regulated more like a bank  —  - Financial units face stricter regulation in planned structure  — Lifestyle businesses to be excluded from holding company
Coco Liu / Bloomberg:
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
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.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon says during this holiday season, third-party sales grew 50% globally, compared to the same time period in 2019  —  Amazon said it delivered billions of products globally this holiday season as it wraps up what is expected to be a record fourth fiscal quarter amid the ongoing pandemic.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Leaked docs: Lens, a supplier for Apple and Amazon, used alleged forced Uighur labor; Apple says it has confirmed that no forced Uighur labor is being used  —  New documents show Lens Technology, which makes iPhone glass and is owned by China's richest woman, received Uighur Muslim laborers transferred from Xinjiang.
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Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Police rely heavily on car sensor and infotainment system data, including GPS and call records, to challenge alibis, thanks to looser privacy standards for cars  —  On June 26, 2017, the lifeless body of Ronald French, a bearded auto mechanic with once-twinkling eyes, was mysteriously found in a cornfield in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

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