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May 22, 2022, 6:15 PM

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Cagan Koc / Bloomberg:
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says crypto “should be regulated” to deter people from speculating on assets that are “based on nothing”  —  European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said crypto-currencies are “based on nothing” …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Hands-on with Apple's Self-Service Repair kit to swap iPhone batteries: users rent 79 pounds of tools including a heat station for a seven-day $1,200 card hold  —  Apple must be joking.  —  That's how I felt again and again as I jumped through hoop after ridiculous hoop to replace the battery in my iPhone Mini.
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: 46 wallets bought a combined $17.3M worth of tokens that were listed shortly after on Coinbase, Binance, and FTX, and sold to make $1.7M+ in profit  —  Anonymous wallets buy up tokens right before they are listed and sell shortly afterward  —  Public data suggests …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google details three campaigns using Predator spyware, developed by North Macedonian company Cytrox, that exploited five Android vulnerabilities found in 2021  —  New research from Google's Threat Analysis Group outlines the risks Android users face from the surveillance-for-hire industry.
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple told some suppliers that it wants to boost production outside China, such as in India and Vietnam, citing Beijing's strict anti-COVID-19 policy  —  iPhone maker tells suppliers it wants to manufacture more in India and Southeast Asia  —  TOKYO—Apple Inc. AAPL 0.17%▲ …
Ethan Gach / Kotaku:
Report: Electronic Arts is looking to sell or merge; sources say EA pursued an NBCUniversal merger and held acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and Amazon  —  The Madden and Apex Legends publisher is apparently looking for a way out  —  Alerts  —  The video game market is consolidating …
Anushree Dave / The Block:
OpenSea launches Seaport, an open marketplace protocol that lets users bundle different digital assets in exchange for an NFT, barter for NFTs, tip, and more  —  Quick Take  — OpenSea, the popular NFT marketplace, has launched a marketplace protocol with a range of new features.
Christopher Beam / Bloomberg:
A look at the tricky blockchain code questions raised by Indexed Finance's legal fight with an 18-year-old Canadian who exploited the DeFi platform for $16M  —  On Oct. 14, in a house near Leeds, England, Laurence Day was sitting down to a dinner of fish and chips on his couch when his phone buzzed.

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