December 21, 2022, 10:30 PM

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New York Times:
US SDNY attorney: ex-Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are cooperating in SBF criminal case  —  Caroline Ellison, the former chief executive of Alameda Research, and Gary Wang, a founder of FTX, are cooperating in the federal criminal case against Mr. Bankman-Fried.
Sam Bankman-Fried was transferred to US custody on Wednesday and is en route to the US to face criminal charges after a Bahamas judge approved his extradition  —  Sam Bankman-Fried is on his way to an airport to be flown to the US to face a litany of criminal charges after a Bahamas judge approved his extradition.
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans to postpone mass production or cancel the iPhone SE 4, set to launch in 2024, due to lower-than-expected middle- and lower-end iPhone shipments  —  Apple will cancel or postpone mass production for the planned 2024 iPhone SE 4, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a series of tweets.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A look at the intelligence and battle management system, built around software developed by Palantir, that has given Ukraine a high-tech edge in Russia's war  —  First of two parts.  Read Part 2.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Two Ukrainian military officers peer at a laptop computer operated …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Okta tells customers that hackers breached its GitHub repositories in December and stole its source code but that they did not access service or customer data  —  Okta, a leading provider of authentication services and Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, says that its private …
Google's Display Network, which places ads on 2M+ websites, lets site owners stay anonymous while putting ads beside pirated content, porn, and disinformation  —  In late 2021, the right-wing site Conservative Beaver published a story falsely claiming the FBI had arrested Pfizer's CEO for fraud.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Elon Musk says he now thinks Twitter will “be okay next year” and would have faced a “negative cash flow situation of $3B a year” without his cost cutting  —  Social network's owner offers snapshot of dire finances to explain huge lay-offs since $44bn takeover
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
The FCC proposes a record-breaking ~$300M fine against an auto warranty scam robocall campaign that made 5.1B+ calls to 550M+ US phone numbers in Q1 2021  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a record-breaking $300 million fine against an auto warranty robocall campaign …
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
Sources: US National Cyber Director Chris Inglis is expected to step down and retire in the next two months after serving in the White House since July 2021  —  One of President Joe Biden's most senior cybersecurity advisers is expected to step down in the next two months, three people familiar with the decision tell CNN.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Deep Voodoo, founded by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to develop deepfake technology and cost-effective visual effects, raised $20M  —  The creators of “South Park” have secured a $20 million investment for their AI entertainment startup Deep Voodoo.
Brian Fung / CNN:
SEC deposition: Mark Zuckerberg considered disclosing in 2017 that Facebook was investigating “organizations like Cambridge Analytica”, but advisers said not to  —  Mark Zuckerberg considered disclosing in 2017 that Facebook (FB) was investigating “organizations like Cambridge Analytica” …
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