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June 9, 2020, 11:20 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to announce a shift to its own Arm-based processors in Mac computers, replacing chips from Intel, as early as this month at WWDC  —  - Company readies Macs for next year without Intel processors  — Apple is holding virtual version of WWDC event week of June 22
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's rumored shift to its own CPUs for Mac may parallel the 2005 transition to Intel and brings up similar questions of emulation, developer transition kits  —  Mark Gurman: … I'm not sure what the hedging is about there, other than the fact that anything reported about anyone's future plans could, in theory, change.
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Reuters:
An obscure Indian firm provided hacking services to help spy on 10K+ email accounts over seven years, in one of the largest spy-for-hire operations ever exposed  —  LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy …
Kana Inagaki / Financial Times:
Honda says a cyberattack on its network forced it to suspend global production and give many staffers a day off; some vehicle factories remain closed  —  Japanese manufacturer forced to suspend global operations for a day following disruption  —  Japanese carmaker Honda said on Tuesday …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook News, a dedicated section linking to journalism sources, launches in the US, first on mobile, following a limited test that rolled out in October  —  Facebook News, the social network's dedicated section devoted to journalism, is today launching for all users in the U.S. The feature …
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
Menlo Park PD's “Facebook Unit”, partly funded by the company, comes under fire by Black Lives Matters protestors, who say it endangers people of color  —  Menlo Park's ‘Facebook Unit’ comes under fire amidst nationwide protests  —  Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Bay Area residents marched …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
IBM Cloud is suffering a major outage, with some reports of servers slowly coming back online after nearly three hours, impacting customers including Techmeme  —  The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Signal can now transfer your chat history to a new iPhone from your existing iOS device, similar to a feature that has existed for a while on its Android app  —  Transmitting your data directly between iOS devices  —  Encrypted messaging app Signal now lets you transfer your account data …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Cox says it has slowed internet upload speeds for entire neighborhoods to punish users with “excessive usage”  —  Cox warns customers to lower usage, imposes 10Mbps upload limit on “gigabit” plan.  —  Cox Communications is lowering Internet upload speeds in entire neighborhoods …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft all hit record highs as the Nasdaq Composite broke 10,000 for the first time, alongside several explosive IPOs  —  - Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft all hit new all-time highs Tuesday after the Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record.
Ina Fried / Axios:
In a letter to members of Congress, IBM says it's exiting the general-purpose facial recognition business and opposes the use of such tech for mass surveillance  —  In a letter to members of Congress on Monday, IBM said it is existing the general-purpose facial recognition business …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Newly released TikTok clone Zynn was removed from the Play Store after reports indicate it was filled with multiple stolen videos from other platforms  —  Multiple influencers told WIRED that their videos had been copied from other platforms and reposted to Zynn without permission.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
In letter, four GOP senators ask the FCC to review Section 230 and “clearly define the criteria for which companies can receive protections under the statute”  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Republican senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …

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