February 5, 2024, 10:00 AM

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A Hong Kong-based firm's employee was tricked into paying $25M to fraudsters who used deepfake tech to pose as the company's CFO and staff during a video call  —  A finance worker at a multinational firm was tricked into paying out $25 million to fraudsters using deepfake technology to pose …
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
UK's Reach strikes a deal with Amazon for “contextual” first-party data to target online ads, as the media industry responds to end of third party cookies  —  Media sector scrambles to deal with fallout from phase out of cross-website trackers  —  Tech giant Amazon has struck …
Sylvia Westall / Bloomberg:
Yandex plans to sell its entire Russian business, including its popular search engine, to a group led by Yandex management in a deal valued at about $5.2B  —  - Dutch-registered firm reaches agreement to sell Russian unit  — Fallout from the war in Ukraine forced tech giant to split up
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Source: Microsoft's Bethesda considers bringing the new Indiana Jones game to PS5, months after Xbox and PC release, as part of a new multi-platform approach  —  Bethesda's upcoming Indiana Jones game is also tentatively set to launch on Sony's PlayStation 5 console.
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
Montenegro's government says it has extradited Han Chang-joon, the former CFO of Terraform Labs, to South Korea  —  Han Chang-joon was charged with carrying falsified travel documents alongside Terra co-founder Do Kwon last year.  —  Register Now  —  Han Chang-joon, the former CFO of Terraform Labs …
Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Snap plans to lay off 10% of its global workforce, or around 529 employees  —  Social media company Snap said on Monday that it would lay off 10% of its global workforce, or around 529 employees.  —  Snap shares were up around 1% in pre-market trading.  —  This is breaking news.

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