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March 7, 2022, 3:25 AM

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Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Activision Blizzard and Epic Games suspend sales of their games in Russia; Activision Blizzard will also pause offering in-game microtransactions in the country  —  Activision Blizzard and Epic Games have joined a growing list of publishers suspending sales of their games in Russia due to the country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Netflix says it is shutting down its service in Russia, which operates through a joint venture with the country's National Media Group, and has 1M+ subscribers  —  Netflix has suspended its service in Russia to protest the country's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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:
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.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
@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/...
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
The Lapsus$ group leaks ~190GB of alleged confidential Samsung files, including a suspected dump of source code and related device security and encryption data  —  The Lapsus$ data extortion group leaked today a huge collection of confidential data they claim to be from Samsung Electronics …

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