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January 2, 2022, 1:15 AM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft is working to fix a Y2K22 bug in its FIP-FS anti-malware scanning engine that appears to be stopping Exchange on-premise servers from delivering email  —  Microsoft Exchange on-premise servers cannot deliver email starting on January 1st, 2022, due to a “Year 2022” bug in the FIP-FS anti-malware scanning engine.
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda issues a New Year's Letter indicating the company will pursue blockchain games and NFTs in 2022  —  Well, we couldn't get more than a few hours without another major company tossing a lit match into the crypto/blockchain/NFT tinderbox, and this time it's (throws dart) Square Enix!
New York Times:
Investigation: how China identifies, tracks, and pressures its critics on Facebook and Twitter, including Chinese living abroad and citizens of other nations  —  Authorities in China have turned to sophisticated investigative software to track and silence obscure critics on overseas social media.
New York Times:
Several women who believe they were tracked with AirTags say Apple's safeguards against stalking are insufficient  —  Privacy groups sounded alarms about the coin-sized location-tracking devices when they were introduced.  Now people are concerned those fears are being realized.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian antitrust watchdog orders an investigation into Apple's practice of mandating use of its payments system for iPhone apps in the App Store  —  Indian antitrust watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple's business practices — in particular, the mandatory use …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
US Transportation Secretary and head of FAA ask AT&T and Verizon to delay new 5G deployments, planned for January 5, over aviation safety concerns  —  U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday asked AT&T (T.N) …
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
CES will end a day earlier, on January 7, as an “additional” COVID-19 safety measure, after Google, Microsoft, and other big companies canceled in-person plans  —  The show now ends on January 7th  —  CES has dropped the last day of its 2022 tech conference in Las Vegas …
Tom Parsons / What Hi-Fi?:
Interview with Apple's VP of Acoustics and head of AirPods marketing about designing AirPods 3, Spatial Audio, Bluetooth's limitations, and more  —  First, a qualification: Gary Geaves isn't quite “the man who made the AirPods”, and I'm sure he'd never describe himself as such.

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