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May 21, 2015, 8:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's planned iOS 9 ‘Home’ app uses virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories  —  Apple's plan to manage upcoming HomeKit-compatible accessories could revolve around a new iOS app called “Home,” according to sources familiar with the app.  Introduced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference …
Pew Internet:
Pew Report: 69% of US adults are not confident social networks will keep their data private and secure  —  Americans' Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance  —  The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Many iCloud services down or slow to respond - 11 different services affected  —  Apple's system status page is showing a substantial issue with iCloud services, the issues affecting eleven different serices and persisting for four hours and counting at the time of writing.
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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
QuizUp is trying to reinvent itself by turning into a social network  —  One of the strangest things any company can do is suddenly shove a social network in your face.  It's even worse when a service you're used to suddenly gets socialized in a way that is unavoidable.
Charles Clover / Financial Times:
Huawei launches Lite OS, an operating system for the Internet of Things  —  Huawei launches ‘internet of things’ operating system  —  Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group, has launched an operating system designed to work exclusively with internet connected objects — from cars to watches to toothbrushes …
Reuters:
Ancestry.com explores sale; with 2.1M paying subscribers, accounting for 83% of its $620M revenue last year, could fetch up to $3B  —  Exclusive: Genealogy website Ancestry.com explores sale: sources  —  Ancestry.com LLC, the world's largest family history website helping users trace their heritage …
Kristen V. Brown / San Francisco Chronicle:
Private bus startup Leap suspends service after the California Public Utilities Commission serves company with cease-and-desist order amid permit dispute  —  Leap Transit shut down by the state for operating illegally  —  The state has forced Leap Transit to halt operations for running its luxury bus line without a permit.

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