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Kuo: the iPhone 13 Pro range will benefit from a 1TB storage option; Apple will announce AirPods 3, but will also continue to sell current generation AirPods (Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider)

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DOJ indicts BitConnect founder Satish Kumbhani, who remains at large, alleging he and his co-conspirators obtained ~$2.4B from investors in a Ponzi scheme (Jason Nelson/Decrypt)


How Chinese Wikipedia volunteers fighting censorship, threats, arrests and violence expose the challenges of the Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission (Alex Pasternack / Fast Company)


DDoS attacks are using TCP Middlebox Reflection, an amplification technique utilizing a fleet of 100K+ misconfigured servers to deliver large-scale attacks (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

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A joint FBI, NSA, CISA and EPA advisory reveals three more ransomware attacks against water treatment plants this year in Nevada, Maine and California (Catalin Cimpanu / The Record )

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Sources: FanCraze, a marketplace for cricket NFTs previously known as Faze Technologies, is raising a $100M Series A led by B Capital and Insight Partners (Bloomberg)


A Q&A with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, on her criticisms of the SEC’s approach to crypto, chair Gary Gensler’s leadership, being called “Crypto Mom”, more (Benjamin Pimentel/Protocol)

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German startup, which creates APIs for developers to build stock trading functionality, raises a €15 million seed led by Lakestar and Lightspeed (Tom Matsuda/The Block)

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Seoul-based 3i, an immersive experience start-up focused on metaverse technology, AI and AR / VR, raises around $ 24 million from Series A led by SV Investment (FinSMEs)

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An interview with Senator Cynthia Lummis on defending the crypto industry, educating members of Congress, buying $100,000+ in bitcoin and holding it, and more (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)