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January 2, 2022, 3:40 PM

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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter permanently suspends one of Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's accounts for repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy  —  (CNN)Twitter has permanently suspended Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account @mtgreenee, the company confirmed to CNN Sunday morning.
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.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Kuo: second-generation AirPods Pro will have lossless audio support and a charging case that can emit a sound for location tracking purposes  —  Apple's second-generation AirPods Pro will feature support for Lossless audio and a charging case that can emit a sound for location tracking purposes, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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) …
Amitoj Singh / CoinDesk:
Sources: tax authorities searched some of India's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges after detecting tax evasion of around $6M at Binance's WazirX  —  India's tax authorities have conducted searches at some of India's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinSwitch Kuber, CoinDCX …
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 …
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 …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft has released an emergency fix for a year 2022 bug that is breaking email delivery on on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers  —  Microsoft has released an emergency fix for a year 2022 bug that is breaking email delivery on on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers.

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