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March 22, 2022, 1:15 AM

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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.
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 …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
The DOJ asks a judge in its Google antitrust case to sanction the company for allegedly training its staff to avoid legal discovery by copying counsel on emails  —  The Justice Department has asked the judge overseeing its antitrust case against Google to sanction the company …
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.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
A malicious cartoon rendering Android app that steals Facebook credentials was installed 100K+ times before it was removed from 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.
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.
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.
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 …

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