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March 8, 2022, 10:40 AM

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Mandiant:
Google plans to acquire cybersecurity company Mandiant for around $5.4B, or $23 per share, with the deal closing later in 2022; Mandiant will join Google Cloud  —  Acquisition to bring Google speed and scale to Mandiant's unparalleled intelligence and expertise - at a time when security has never been more important
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux developers fix Dirty Pipe, a high-severity vulnerability in the kernel that let hackers carry out a host of malicious actions, like installing backdoors  —  Dirty Pipe has the potential to smudge people using Linux and Linux derivitives.  —  Linux has yet another high-severity vulnerability …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Google: Russia's Fancy Bear launched phishing campaigns against Ukrainians before the invasion and Belarus' Ghostwriter targeted Ukrainian and Polish militaries  —  Belarus conducted widespread phishing attacks against members of the Polish military as well as Ukrainian officials …
Khari Johnson / Wired:
Three Black men discuss the impact of wrongful arrests made by police departments in New Jersey and Michigan using facial recognition tech  —  Robert Williams, Michael Oliver, and Nijeer Parks were misidentified by facial recognition software.  The impact cast a long shadow. … APPLICATION
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Four Amazon delivery service partners in the US describe racking up debts of tens of thousands of dollars after the company abruptly terminated their contracts  —  Across the country, Amazon's delivery service partners, the small businesses, that exclusively deliver packages for Amazon …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Tech Transparency Project: Amazon employs five Chinese suppliers with ties to Uyghur labor camps; Amazon: “we take allegations of human rights abuses seriously”  —  Five suppliers ‘directly or indirectly’ involve forced labor  —  Amazon is allegedly employing suppliers in China …
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Cloudflare, CrowdStrike, and Ping Identity form the Critical Infrastructure Defense Project, offering their services to US hospitals and utilities for free  —  Cloudflare Inc., CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and Ping Identity Corp. today are teaming up to form the Critical Infrastructure Defense Project …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung, Lenovo, and Microsoft commit to shipping Android 12L, featuring optimizations for tablets and foldables, for some of their devices later this year  —  The update is coming later this year  —  Samsung, Lenovo, and Microsoft are the first device manufacturers to commit to shipping Android 12L …
Corbin Davenport / XDA Developers:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple suspends Search Ads in Russia, putting current and future App Store advertising campaigns on hold in the country “until further notice”  —  Apple Inc. has suspended advertising on its App Store in Russia, a move that bars developers from placing ads in search results …

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