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March 21, 2022, 8:50 PM

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The White House:
The White House again warns that Russia may expand cyberattacks against the US, citing “evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options”  —  This is a critical moment to accelerate our work to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple's iCloud, App Store, Siri, Find My, Apple Maps, Music, Podcasts, and TV+ suffer outages; Apple's System Status page indicates the issues are now resolved  —  Apple is experiencing a widespread outage today, with a wide range of the company's services and apps down or experiencing issues currently.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple drops the option to buy and rent content in the Apple TV app for Android TV and Google TV; sources: until recently Apple was exempt from Google's IAP cut  —  Rasmus Larsen, writing for FlatpanelsHD: … I can confirm via, as they say, sources familiar with the matter …
Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
Third-party vendor HubSpot says it was hacked, leading to customer data breach notifications at Circle, BlockFi, Pantera Capital, NYDIG, and other crypto firms  —  Crypto companies invest heavily in cybersecurity, but hackers can still burrow in by attacking their third-party vendors.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
DOJ asks judge in its antitrust case against Google to sanction Google for allegedly training staff to include counsel on email chains to avoid legal discovery  —  The Justice Department has asked the judge overseeing its antitrust case against Google to sanction the company …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Google reaches a settlement, under NDA, with six engineers who revealed the company's 2018-2020 anti-union campaign; four fired engineers will not be reinstated  —  The high-profile National Labor Relations Board case involved Google employees who organized around ethical concerns at the company in 2019.
Reuters:
A Moscow court finds Meta guilty of “extremist activity”, applying the decision to the already-banned Facebook and Instagram; WhatsApp remains unaffected  —  A Moscow court on Monday labelled Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O) an “extremist organisation”, but said the decision would not apply …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
A developer shows Apple's Studio Display has 64GB of onboard NAND storage but only uses 2GB; the 64GB might be related to the Studio Display's A13 Bionic chip  —  Apple's Studio Display contains 64GB of onboard storage, but only 2GB are actually used by the display, a developer has discovered.
Yueqi Yang / Bloomberg:
Goldman Sachs executes its first over-the-counter crypto options trade; partner Galaxy Digital calls the move the first such transaction by a major US bank  —  Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executed its first over-the-counter crypto options trade, a further step in its expansion of digital-asset offerings to Wall Street investors.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
A malicious cartoon rendering Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been downloaded 100K times and is still available on the Google Play Store  —  A malicious Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been installed over 100,000 times via the Google Play Store, with the app still available to download.
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Yuri Milner, the wealthy Russian who invested early in Twitter and Facebook through DST Global, is trying to distance himself from Kremlin-connected cash  —  Starting in the early 2010s, getting an invitation to Yuri Milner's château in Los Altos, Calif., meant you'd made it into Silicon Valley's …

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