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February 13, 2022, 2:00 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 …
Tom Hegel / SentinelOne:
Research: ModifiedElephant APT has targeted activists, journalists, lawyers, and others in India to spy on or plant digital evidence since at least 2012  —  Executive Summary  — Our research attributes a decade of activity to a threat actor we call ModifiedElephant.
Gian M. Volpicelli / Wired UK:
A profile of OpenSea, whose Web3 credentials have been called into question by crypto hardliners, as it tries to deal with security incidents and copycat NFTs  —  Security issues and endless copycat listings are rife, but the platform's attempt to stop them is angering everyone.  —  What is a real ape?
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.
Bjarke Smith-Meyer / Politico:
European Commission says it is planning to propose a bill for a digital euro in early 2023; the ECB expects to start working on a prototype at the end of 2023  —  The European Commission announced Wednesday it's planning to propose a bill for a digital euro early next year.
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.
Samuel Osborne / Sky News:
UK's largest insurer Aviva says VR headset-related damage claims increased by 31% in 2021, with an average claim of ~£650 and TVs being the most damaged item  —  Aviva has said home contents claims involving the gaming headsets rose by 31% last year and have increased by 68% in five years.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How warehouse automation startups like Accelerate360 and Attabotics, grocery services like Misfits, and delivery firms like Veho are transforming supply chains  —  Startups are developing better ways to move products around, from snapping up goods stranded by logistics snafus to automating warehouse work
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

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