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January 7, 2023, 12:45 AM

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Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Kuo: Apple canceled its fourth gen iPhone SE, in which it planned to debut its own 5G modem; the cancelation could be due to poor sales of mid-to-low-end phones  —  On Friday, Kuo wrote in a blog post that Apple had canceled production and shipment plans for the phone after his prediction …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Kuo: due to development issues, Apple is “more likely” to debut its mixed-reality headset in the spring or at WWDC 2023, not January as previously predicted  —  Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet thread today that ongoing delays with development of Apple's mixed-reality headset …
Parmy Olson / Bloomberg:
Irish DPC's €390M Meta fine, issued at the behest of the European Data Protection Board, fits with the EU's plan to crack down on Big Tech in the next two years  —  Meta Platforms Inc. is used to batting away the occasional fine from European regulators as a cost of doing business.
Wired:
Some Twitter staff in the US and other countries laid off by Elon Musk in November say they have not received information about the severance they were promised  —  Staff laid off by Elon Musk were assured they would be compensated following mass cuts.  As the deadline passes, the silence has been deafening.
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Roku reports ending 2022 with more than 70M accounts globally, up 16.5% from the end of 2021, and says streaming hours grew 19% YoY to 87.4B in 2022  —  The customer total was up 16.5% from the end of 2021, when Roku totaled 60.1 million global accounts.  —  Per Roku, streaming hours reached …
Bloomberg:
Sources: the SEC and EDNY are scrutinizing transfers between DCG and the lending arm of its subsidiary Genesis; the probes have not accused DCG of wrongdoing  —  US authorities are digging into the internal financial dealings of Barry Silbert's expansive crypto empire, according to people familiar with the matter.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Researchers: cybercriminals have started using ChatGPT to create hacking tools and AI-generated malware code, and are testing the tool for dating scam chatbots  —  Users of underground forums start sharing malware coded by OpenAI's viral sensation and dating scammers are planning on creating convincing fake girls with the tool.
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Rackspace plans to discontinue its Exchange service after confirming hackers accessed 27 customers' personal data during the December 2022 ransomware attack  —  Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed hackers accessed customer data during last month's ransomware attack.

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