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March 12, 2022, 3:45 PM

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Washington Post:
Sources: Apple and Google removed Kremlin critic Navalny's app in September after FSB agents came to top executives' homes and threatened to take them to prison  —  Russian agents came to the home of Google's top executive in Moscow to deliver a frightening ultimatum last September …
Reuters:
Sources: NSA and other agencies are investigating an attack that disabled Viasat's satellite internet service in Europe on February 24 as Russia invaded Ukraine  —  Western intelligence agencies are investigating a cyberattack by unidentified hackers that disrupted broadband satellite internet access …
Joel Khalili / TechRadar:
Profile of Aleksandr Litreev, a Russian exile who made a popular app to let detained protesters find legal help and a blockchain-based VPN to bypass censorship  —  Aleksandr Litreev escaped trial in Russia and now he's a thorn in the government's side  —  Audio player loading...
Scott Stedman / Forensic News:
An investigation into OnlyFans owner Leo Radvinsky, who has attracted law enforcement scrutiny amid reports of wage theft and potential underage sexual activity  —  The first digital trace of Leo Radvinsky dates back to 1997 when Radvinsky, then just 15-years-old, acted as a webmaster …
James Corbett / Off The Pitch:
Investigation: Socios, which partners with soccer clubs to offer fan tokens, has withheld crypto payments to staff to maintain the value of its chiliZ currency  —  - A five-month Off The Pitch investigation into Socios, which partners 55 football clubs and governing bodies …
Benjamin Wofford / Wired:
Profile of Joel Kaplan, who has built one of the most powerful lobbying operations in Washington DC, as he helps Meta navigate the Biden administration  —  How one man came to rule political speech on Facebook, command one of the largest lobbies in DC, and guide Zuck through disaster—and straight into it.
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
Q&A with John Reed Stark, the SEC's former Head of Internet Enforcement, on Biden's crypto EO, how regulation may be a “death knell” for crypto firms, and more  —  We talked to one of the most credentialed critics of cryptocurrencies and NFTs about fraud and potential “cataclysmic events” in the industry.
Reuters:
Sources: India's market regulator has tightened scrutiny of IPO-bound firms after Paytm's IPO debacle, worrying startups which fear delays in listing plans  —  India has tightened scrutiny of IPO-bound firms by questioning how key internal business metrics are used to arrive at valuations …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple has no plans to release a larger-screen iMac in the near future and is working on a new 24-inch iMac without high-end processors for 2023  —  With the introduction of the new Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple quietly discontinued the 27-inch iMac - which was still sold with an Intel processor.
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