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July 7, 2022, 5:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
Voyager Digital files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, estimating it has 100K+ creditors and $1B-$10B in assets; Bankman-Fried's Alameda Research is its main creditor  —  Crypto broker Voyager Digital Ltd. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just weeks after getting a lifeline …
Reuters:
Sam Bankman-Fried says he and FTX still have a “few billion” to save struggling crypto companies, but that the worst of the liquidity crunch has likely passed  —  July 6 (Reuters) - Sam Bankman-Fried, head of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, FTX, said he and his company still have a …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces Lockdown Mode in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura to protect against “highly targeted cyberattacks” by disabling features, apps, and more  —  Apple today announced a new Lockdown Mode coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: rugged Apple Watch planned for 2022 will have a larger, ~2" shatter-resistant screen, non-aluminum metal case, workout tracking improvements, and more  —  Apple Inc. plans its largest smartwatch display to date, a bigger battery and a rugged metal casing as part …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
In a joint advisory, the FBI, CISA, and Treasury Department warn North Korea-backed hackers are using Maui ransomware against healthcare organizations  —  The FBI, CISA, and the U.S. Treasury Department issued today a joint advisory warning of North-Korean-backed threat actors using Maui ransomware …
Reuters:
Samsung forecasts an 11% YoY rise in Q2 operating profit to $10.7B, as strong demand for its memory chips from server customers offset slowing smartphone sales  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) turned in its best April-June profit since 2018 with an 11% year-on-year rise …
Max Colchester / Wall Street Journal:
The FBI and MI5 issued a rare joint statement warning tech companies of China's large-scale state-sponsored hacking and a global network of agents to steal IP  —  Officials say Beijing employs large-scale hacking and global network of agents to steal Western technology; U.S. also warns about efforts to influence policy-making
Cheyenne Ligon / CoinDesk:
A new legal advisory from the US Office of Government Ethics bars federal workers who own crypto from working on cryptocurrency-related policy and regulation  —  A new legal advisory from the Office of Government Ethics bars federal workers who own crypto from working on policies that could influence the value of their digital assets.

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