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March 6, 2022, 11:50 AM

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Sebastian Tong / Bloomberg:
Visa and Mastercard suspended operations in Russia, a few hours after Ukraine's president asked them to do so in a video call with US lawmakers  —  Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are suspending their operations in Russia, a coordinated attempt that threatens to further isolate the economy …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
PayPal suspends its services in Russia, including its money transfer service Xoom; Wise and Remitly also suspended some services in Russia earlier this week  —  Payments company PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) shut down its services early on Saturday in Russia, citing “the current circumstances …
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
TikTok plans to start labeling videos from some state-controlled media outlets “over the coming days”, expediting its policy due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine  —  It's part of a broader state media policy  —  TikTok has announced that it'll start putting labels on videos from …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Lapsus$ says if Nvidia doesn't remove crypto mining limits on its graphic cards and open source its GPU drivers, the group will release the source code it stole  —  Chipmaker has until Friday to comply or see its crown-jewel source code released.  —  Data extortionists who stole up to 1 terabyte …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
New York Times:
A look at volunteer hackers in the Russia-Ukraine war with unverifiable identities and locations, blurring the line between amateurs and groups linked to states  —  The hackers have claimed a number of disruptions over the past week, blurring the lines between amateurs and groups linked to governments.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Jacob Silverman / New Republic:
For some right-wing libertarian-minded coiners, the right to freely trade crypto takes precedence over opposing a Russian invasion of a sovereign nation  —  Last month, a non-fungible token, or NFT, collector who goes by the pseudonymous Twitter handle @punk6529 posted a 56-part Twitter thread …

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