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March 5, 2022, 7:10 AM

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The Verge:
Roskomnadzor says it is blocking Facebook in Russia, citing 26 cases of “discrimination against Russian media and information resources” since October 2020  —  There have been protests throughout the country  —  Russia's communications agency Roskomnadzor announced Friday that it is blocking access to Facebook in Russia.
Kali Hays / Insider:
Meta pauses all Facebook ads targeting people in Russia and stops letting marketers in Russia run ads globally, after Roskomnadzor blocked Facebook in Russia  —  - Facebook made yet another move against Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine.  — The company is halting all ads in the country …
Washington Post:
Backbone internet provider Cogent cuts ties with Russian clients, including state-owned telecom Rostelecom, so it can't be used for propaganda or cyberattacks  —  Advocates of an open, globally connected Internet long have worried that a major country or region would break away …
BuzzFeed News:
Roskomnadzor has reportedly blocked Twitter in Russia; a spokesperson says the company doesn't see “anything significantly different” than existing throttling  —  Russia's communications regulator said it blocked Facebook because of “discrimination against Russian media and information resources.”
Brad Smith / Microsoft On the Issues:
Microsoft suspends new sales of its products and services in Russia, and is working with the US, EU, and UK to stop “many aspects” of business in the country  —  Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, angered and saddened by the images and news coming from the war in Ukraine …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is working on a “Mac Studio”, which will be based on the Mac mini and come with an M1 Max or a more powerful chip  —  As Apple gets closer to its deadline for completing the transition from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon, the company is expected to introduce …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is working on a new “Studio Display” with a 7K resolution, which may include an A13 chip  —  Apple has given no sign that it is working on a new version of the Pro Display XDR, which was introduced in 2019.  However, rumors suggest that there are new external displays …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Have I Been Pwned: hackers stole 71K+ Nvidia staff credentials, including email IDs and Windows password hashes, many of which were “cracked and circulated”  —  The ransomware group that claims to have taken a terabyte of data from chipmaking giant Nvidia is threatening to release the company's …
Washington Post:
Activision Blizzard is being sued by the family of an employee who died by suicide, alleging sexual harassment was a “significant factor” that led to her death  —  Activision Blizzard, the embattled gaming giant that Microsoft recently agreed to buy for nearly $69 billion …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The Verge co-founder and Executive Editor Dieter Bohn is leaving the media industry after 20 years to join Google's Platforms & Ecosystems team  —  I'm moving on from media  —  Ten years after we founded it, The Verge continues to be the best place to discover the import and impact …
New York Times:
A look at volunteer hackers in the Russia-Ukraine war, many scattered globally with unverifiable identities, as both sides recruit them to launch cyberattacks  —  The hackers have claimed a number of disruptions over the past week, blurring the lines between amateurs and groups linked to governments.

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