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February 12, 2022, 11:30 PM

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Elizabeth Howcroft / Reuters:
NFT marketplace Cent halts most transactions, citing users minting NFTs of content they don't own, selling unauthorized NFT copies, and more  —  The platform which sold an NFT of Jack Dorsey's first tweet for $2.9 million has halted transactions because people were selling tokens of content …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Google's bug bounty program paid out $8.7M in 2021, up from $6.7M in 2020; $3M went to Android bugs, $3.3M to Chrome bugs, and $0.5M to Play Store bugs  —  In the yearly review of its vulnerability rewards program (VRP), Google said on Thursday that it awarded more than $8.7 million …
Grid News:
A review of 80K+ Freedom Convoy 2022 donations reveals a Bangladeshi digital marketing firm was behind two of the biggest Facebook groups promoting the events  —  As American politicians call for stateside convoys, a Grid investigation finds signs that foreign actors, QAnon and hate pervade the movement's support.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Cisco recently made a takeover offer worth $20B+ for big data analytics software maker Splunk; the companies aren't currently in active talks  —  Offer was made recently though it isn't clear where things currently stand, according to people familiar with the matter
Tim Marchman / VICE:
A profile of the couple charged with laundering ~$5B in stolen bitcoin, compiled from sources, filings, databases, documents, and an extensive online record  —  Heather Morgan and Ilya Lichtenstein wanted to be famous.  Now, after being accused of laundering billions of dollars of crypto, they are.
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
UK-based online car retailer Cazoo raises $630M through a two percent sale via convertible senior notes, led by Viking Global Investors  —  UK-based online car retailer Cazoo has raised $630 million to support continued UK and Continental European expansion plans

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