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March 6, 2022, 3:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
TikTok suspends livestreaming and new content uploads in Russia in response to the country's new law that would impose prison terms for spreading “fake news”  —  TikTok says it's suspending livestreaming in Russia amid the country's new “fake news” law that's aimed at silencing dissent …
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 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: a more powerful Mac mini and a more affordable 27-inch external display without mini-LED will launch in 2022, a Mac Pro and an iMac Pro are coming in 2023  —  Ming-Chi Kuo has continued his newfound career as a Twitter leaker by today sharing his predictions for Apple's desktop roadmap.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's March 8 event: a 5G iPhone SE, an iPad Air, a new Mac, and a “wild card” preview of a new monitor, an iMac Pro, or a smaller Mac Pro  —  Apple will hold its first event of the year on Tuesday, and you can expect updates of the iPhone, iPad and Mac lines.
Sebastian Tong / Bloomberg:
Visa and Mastercard suspend operations in Russia, a few hours after Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy 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 …
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:
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Security researchers say threat actors are using two of Nvidia's code-signing certificates leaked by the Lapsus$ group to sign Windows malware and hacking tools  —  Threat actors are using stolen NVIDIA code signing certificates to sign malware to appear trustworthy and allow malicious drivers to be loaded in Windows.
More: CSO
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:
@thegrugq:
[Thread] the Russia/Ukraine cyberwar reportedly opened with a Russian cyberattack on Viasat's satellite ISP KA-SAT, but Ukraine dominates the information space  —  Russia's opening cyber salvo was clearly tied to their war planning. They seem to have used wipers to go after gov, mil and comms systems to degrade Ukraine's defense capacity. And the attack on satellite comms was possibly related to military capacity as well. https://twitter.com/...
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Washington passes the Silenced No More Act, becoming the second US state to ban NDAs preventing workers from discussing harassment, wage violations, and more  —  Washington state became the second in the nation to pass the Silenced No More Act on Thursday.  The bill bars employers in the state …

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