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December 27, 2022, 1:10 PM

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New York Times:
German researchers bought a US military device, last used in Afghanistan in 2012, with fingerprints, iris scans, and other data on 2,632 people, for $68 on eBay  —  German security researchers studying biometric capture devices popular with the U.S. military got more than they expected for $68 on eBay.
Eli Tan / CoinDesk:
Solana-based NFT projects DeGods and Y00ts plan to leave the SOL ecosystem for Ethereum and Polygon, respectively; DeGods had asked for $5M to stay on SOL  —  DeGods will bridge over to Ethereum while its sister project Y00ts will move to Polygon with a grant from the layer 2's partnership fund.
Financial Times:
BAYC, Doodles, Pudgy Penguins, and other NFT projects are diversifying into real-world assets, including toys, albums, and sports teams, to generate new revenue  —  Creators of best-selling internet collectibles have responded to a crash in the value of crypto and digital assets by seeking new revenues …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans an updated iPad mini in late 2023 or H1 2024, with a new chip as its main selling point; a foldable iPad is unlikely to replace the mini  —  Apple is working on a new version of the iPad mini, with mass shipments expected to start towards the end of 2023 or in the first half of 2024 …
Wladimir Palant / Almost Secure:
LastPass' breach update was full of spin, omitted helpful but damning info, provided rosy interpretations hiding a failure to contain August's breach, and more  —  Right before the holiday season, LastPass published an update on their breach.  As people have speculated …
K Oanh Ha / Bloomberg:
An investigation shows how Amazon plastic shipping envelopes, discarded for recycling by US and Canadian consumers, end up being burned in Muzaffarnagar, India  —  Muzaffarnagar, a city about 80 miles north of New Delhi, is famous in India for two things: colonial-era freedom fighters …
Haleluya Hadero / Associated Press:
The $1.7T US funding package included the INFORM Act, forcing Amazon, Meta, and others to verify prolific sellers to combat counterfeit and dangerous goods  —  Retailers are scoring one win in the government-wide spending bill, which will force online marketplaces like Amazon and Facebook …

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