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April 14, 2021, 4:45 PM

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Ari Levy / CNBC:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: 2022 iPhone lineup will feature two 6.1" and two 6.7" devices, no mini-sized 5.4"; high end models will have 48MP camera and 8K video capability  —  The upcoming 2022 iPhone lineup will feature two 6.1-inch devices and two 6.7-inch devices, with no mini-sized 5.4-inch iPhone …
Washington Post:
Sources: Australian company Azimuth unlocked San Bernardino shooter's iPhone for FBI, using a flaw in Mozilla's open source code used for lightning accessories  —  Azimuth unlocked the iPhone at the center of an epic legal battle between the FBI and Apple.  Now, Apple is suing the company co-founded …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Ireland's Data Protection Commission says it is investigating Facebook's data leak that recently resulted in personal info of 533M accounts being posted online  —  Facebook's lead data supervisor in the European Union has opened an investigation into whether the tech giant violated data protection rules vis …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Parallels releases Desktop 16.5 with native Apple Silicon support, letting users run Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview on M1 Macs, and touts improved performance  —  M1 Mac users now have a new way to virtualize Windows on their machines.  Parallels has officially released Parallels Desktop 16.5 today …
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
Leaked Android 12 build gives a look at upcoming features, including quick settings, volume panel UI, location permissions, and clipboard access notification  —  It's been nearly 2 months since Google released the first Android 12 developer preview, and we're expecting the third developer preview to drop at any moment.
New York Times:
Hundreds of executives and companies, including Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, sign a statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation” around voting  —  Amazon, Google, G.M. and Starbucks were among those joining the biggest show of solidarity by businesses over legislation in numerous states.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces Assistant updates, including helping find misplaced iPhones, even those in silent mode, and improvements to online food ordering checkout  —  Google today announced a handful of new Assistant features, while making others more widely available.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
The DOJ says the FBI performed a court-approved operation to “copy and remove malicious web shells” on hundreds of hacked Exchange servers across the US  —  The FBI obtained court approval to access vulnerable computers across the United States.  —  Joseph Cox
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon unveils second-gen Echo Buds with a 20% smaller design and enhanced noise cancellation for $120 or $140 with a wireless charging case  —  The second-gen Echo Buds are 20 percent smaller and priced very aggressively  —  Amazon is today introducing its second-generation pair of Echo Buds.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Twitter says it will study any “unintentional harms” caused by its algorithms and will make the findings public as part of its Responsible ML Initiative  —  new plan to study the fairness of its algorithms.  As part of the effort, which the company has dubbed the …
Bloomberg:
Profile of 23-year-old Nick Lim, who founded Vancouver-based VanwaTech, a hosting provider for white supremacist websites like Daily Stormer and 8kun  —  Two and a half months before extremists invaded the U.S. Capitol, the far-right wing of the internet suffered a brief collapse.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Customers describe unhappiness with Apple contractor Phobio's handling of trade-ins, with quotes for devices slashed for alleged “defects” after being sent in  —  When Daniel McGloin decided to trade in his mid-2017 Apple MacBook in February of this year, he thought he was getting a pretty good deal.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it is running a global test to let users turn off Like counts on their own or others' posts; Facebook says it will also run a similar test  —  Instagram today will begin a new test around hiding Like counts on users' posts, following its experiments in this area which first began in 2019.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
A glossary to help decode the language used by Google and Facebook to reassure the public about AI responsibility without inviting deeper scrutiny  —  50-ish words you can use to show that you care without incriminating yourself.  —  AI researchers often say good machine learning is really more art than science.
Richa Naidu / Reuters:
How Walmart's Marketplace, which grew from six third-party sellers in 2014 to ~70K in 2020, is competing with Amazon, as some worry Walmart's system is stressed  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - Between 2009 and 2014, Walmart's Marketplace business, where outside merchants hawk everything from baby blankets …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Sources: Indian startup Zeta, which helps banks launch fintech products, is in talks to raise ~$250M Series D led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2  —  Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.
More: Entrackr
Juro Osawa / The Information:
Sources: Indonesia's Gojek and Tokopedia are finalizing an $18B merger, creating a combined company called Goto, in a deal expected to close as early as April  —  Gojek and Tokopedia, two of Indonesia's biggest internet companies, are finalizing their $18 billion merger to create a giant in ride-hailing, food delivery and e-commerce.
More: PingWest and KrASIA

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