March 5, 2022, 6:40 PM

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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 …
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:
Samsung suspends all product shipments to Russia, source says including chips, smartphones, electronics; Samsung has a 30%+ smartphone market share in Russia  —  Samsung Electronics Co. said product shipments to Russia have been suspended due to current geopolitical developments …
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 …
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.”
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.
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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Rick Whiting / CRN:
Software AG, a developer of business and application integration software, acquires DataOps software developer StreamSets for €524M  —  Software AG says StreamSets' technology is complementary to its application integration product portfolio and will provide a boost to the company's Helix transformation initiative.

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