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March 3, 2022, 1:55 AM

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Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Ukrainian vice PM calls for game companies to ban all Russian and Belarusian accounts during the invasion, calling on Sony, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and others  —  Vice PM says move “will motivate the citizens of Russia” to rise up in protest.  —  Mykhailo Fedorov, the vice prime minister …
Washington Post:
Ethan Diamond / Bandcamp Updates:
Epic Games acquires Bandcamp, which will continue operating as a standalone marketplace and music community; Bandcamp has paid nearly $1B to artists and labels  —  I'm excited to announce that Bandcamp is joining Epic Games, who you may know as the makers of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, and champions for a fair and open Internet.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces a digital-only event dubbed “Peek performance” will be held on March 8 at 10am PT; a 5G iPhone SE, revamped iPad Air, and new Macs are expected  —  Apple today announced that it will be holding its first event of 2022 on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon plans to close 68 brick-and-mortar retail locations across the US and the UK, including all of its Amazon Books, 4-star, and Pop Up stores  —  - Amazon plans to close all locations of its Pop Up, Books and 4-star stores, the company confirmed to CNBC.
Matt Robinson / Bloomberg:
Sources: the SEC is probing the NFT market to determine if tokens are securities, focusing on fractional NFTs, in which a token is broken into units for sale  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is scrutinizing creators of NFTs and the crypto exchanges where they trade to determine …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
A look at Twitter's internal support for decentralization, led by Parag Agrawal, seeking to give users control, avoid regulation, and open new revenue streams  —  The company is undertaking a far-reaching effort to change how it works.  For some, it is an echo of their early idealism and a vision for what the internet could have been.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Several US state AGs launch a probe into TikTok, focusing on whether the app's design and operations negatively impact young users' physical or mental health  —  - TikTok is under investigation by a bipartisan group of state attorneys general to determine if the popular short-form video …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Google tells staff in the Bay Area and other US locations to return to physical offices three days a week starting on April 4, in a shift to a hybrid work model  —  - Google told employees on Wednesday that it expects them to begin returning to physical offices April 4.
Ciaran Martin / Lawfare:
An in-depth look at Russia's offensive cyber capabilities, their potential use in Ukraine, the limitations of cyber power, and implications for the West  —  It turns out that the next war was not fought in cyberspace after all.  Or at least the start of it has not been.
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Scope Security, which offers a managed threat detection and response service to health care organizations, raises a $20M Series A led by Thrive Capital  —  Health systems managed detection and response startup Scope Security today announced it has raised $20 million in new funding to develop …

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