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March 29, 2022, 1:45 AM

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Leaked documents show Okta's contractor Sitel first sent a Lapsus$ breach notification to Okta on January 25, and a detailed “Intrusion Timeline” on March 17  —  Documents shed some light on how Okta and its subprocessor Sitel reacted to a breach, but they don't explain the apparent lack of urgency.
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple plans to cut iPhone SE output by ~20% for the next quarter, as war and inflation dampen demand, and reduces AirPods orders by 10M+ for 2022  —  Lower orders to suppliers are early sign of pressure on tech industry  —  The war in Ukraine is causing supply chain turmoil …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Many customers on Verizon and its MVNO Visible have reported receiving spam text messages from their own phone number over the last few days  —  Did you recently get a spam text... from yourself?  You're not alone  —  This morning, I received a very blatant spam text offering me “a little gift” for supposedly paying my phone bill.
New York Times:
Leaked documents detail Nokia's equipment and software connecting Russia's powerful system for digital surveillance, SORM, to MTS, the country's largest telecom  —  The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia's cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.
The Intercept:
Internal email: complying with a new Russian censorship law, Google ordered its contracted Russian translators to not call Russia's war in Ukraine a “war”  —  In early March, contractors working for Google to translate company text for the Russian market received an update from their client …
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Sources detail Eric Schmidt's influence over Biden's Office of Science and Technology Policy; Schmidt's charity indirectly paid the salaries of two employees  —  As President Joe Biden granted his science office unprecedented access and power, one outside adviser to that office has attained …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Ukraine says an attack on Ukrtelecom, the country's leading ISP and fixed line telecommunications company, has been neutralized, and service is being restored  —  A “powerful” cyberattack has hit Ukraine's biggest fixed line telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sourceful, which helps brands reduce supply chain emissions via its online marketplace of vetted suppliers, raises a $20M Series A led by Index Ventures  —  Sourceful, an Index Ventures backed supply chain transparency startup, has fast-fuelled with a $20 million Series A around half a year after it announced a $12.2M seed round.
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Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
The DOJ endorses the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which would stop large platforms from favoring their own products and services over competitors'  —  The Justice Department told lawmakers in a letter that the rise of dominant platforms presents a threat to open markets and competition

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