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April 24, 2021, 7:35 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Click Studios, maker of the enterprise password manager Passwordstate, notified its 29K customers about a supply chain attack deployed via an update of the app  —  A mysterious threat actor has compromised the update mechanism of enterprise password manager application Passwordstate …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Interview with Apple's marketing head Greg Joswiak and hardware chief John Ternus on why the company has no plans to merge iPad and Mac product lines  —  In an exclusive interview, the company's marketing and hardware chiefs explain the creation of the tablet - and why they don't want you to call it that
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sources: the new 12.9" iPad Pro, which is 0.5mm thicker than its predecessor, is incompatible with the original $349 Magic Keyboard folio case for older models  —  Looking to upgrade?  You'll have to shell out an extra $349 for a new keyboard  —  Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a big catch …
Bloomberg:
Turkish crypto exchange Thodex halts operations amid local media reports that its CEO has fled the country and its losses may be as high as ~$2B  —  - Government blocks bank accounts of crypto exchange Thodex  — Whereabouts of 27-year-old CEO Faruk Fatih Ozer unknown
Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World:
As COVID surges in India, online crowdsourcing and social media have become essential for sharing critical public health information, like ICU bed availability  —  With little state resources, citizen-led online initiatives are helping people find everything from oxygen to ICU beds.
Washington Post:
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have used extensive acquisitions to expand into new areas, creating new revenue streams and outflanking competitors  —  You're probably reading this on a browser built by Apple or Google.  If you're on a smartphone, it's almost certain those two companies built the operating system.
BBC:
After decades of legal battles, 39 former UK postmasters who were convicted of fraud due to faulty accounting software from Fujitsu have their names cleared  —  Judges have quashed the convictions of 39 former postmasters after the UK's most widespread miscarriage of justice.
CyberNews:
A researcher tricked ransomware operators into revealing their ransom payout structure, cash out schemes, and target acquisition strategies  —  During an undercover interview, a CyberNews researcher tricked ransomware operators affiliated with Ragnar Locker into revealing their ransom payout structure …
Brian Contreras / Los Angeles Times:
Trump's last post on Facebook, which now has 700K+ comments, has become a weird internet memorial where his fans and critics still converge to argue and troll  —  At first glance, Donald Trump's Facebook page seems like it's been dead for months.  —  The former president's last post …

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