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December 6, 2021, 2:05 AM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google is investigating a report that a Pixel 5a, sent to an official repair center in Texas, was used to bypass 2FA on several of the owner's accounts  —  Google says it's investigating the latest report  —  After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a in for repair at Google …
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Crypto exchange BitMart says it was hacked, resulting in the loss of ~$150M in crypto after its Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain hot wallets were breached  —  Crypto exchange BitMart said late Saturday that it has suffered a hack, resulting in the loss of $150 million worth of crypto.
Katie Schoolov / CNBC:
Amazon's shipping investments, like chartering cargo ships, making its own containers, and chartering long-haul planes, are helping it avoid supply chain chaos  —  How Amazon is beating supply chain chaos with its own containers, chartered...  For years, Amazon has been quietly chartering …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Some Amazon sellers are backdating books to fool Amazon's algorithms into changing where they appear, often allowing the sellers to charge exorbitant prices  —  A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15.  One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the challenges of developing a mass-market augmented reality headset as Apple reportedly prepares to launch its own mixed reality device in 2022  —  An augmented-reality headset or smart glasses could become the tech giant's next big thing  —  If you thought the hullabaloo about Facebook …
Max Read / Read Max:
As Web3 takes proliferate, it's worth noting there are two distinct “is Web3 bullshit?” questions: an open-ended technical question, and whether it will “win”  —  And is that even the right question? … Is web3 bullshit?  The hazy vision of new decentralized internet …
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
The head of US Cyber Command says the US military has “taken actions” against ransomware groups, the first public acknowledgement of the offensive measures  —  Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, said a new cross-functional effort has been gathering intelligence …
RT:
Apple sues Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service challenging the order to let developers inform App Store users about alternative payment options  —  US technology giant Apple has brought legal action against Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in an effort to challenge the request to …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Behind the scramble to revamp the White House's plans for the Alliance for the Future of the Internet, meant to rally countries behind a vision for an open web  —  The White House is set to announce plans this week for its much-anticipated Alliance for the Future of the Internet …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Many customers complain that T-Mobile and Verizon have failed to deliver promised rebates for promoted Apple products in a straightforward manner  —  Some customers are finding that wireless carriers are denying rebates used to promote Apple Inc.'s newest iPhones, iPads and watches.

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