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April 24, 2021, 12:55 AM

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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:
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 …
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
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.
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify to announce an Apple Podcasts Subscriptions competitor next week that will let podcasters set prices without charging them or taking a cut  —  Podcasts exploded in popularity during the lockdown and are on track to bring in more than $1 billion in U.S. ad revenue this year
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Federal judge rejects motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Apple that alleges the “Buy” option in iTunes is deceptive as Apple can still terminate access  —  Rejecting a motion to dismiss, a federal judge says it is plausible that consumers don't know that access to purchased content can be revoked.
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.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
A digital coins sell-off, including bitcoin's plunge below $50K, wipes $200B+ in value from crypto markets, on reports Biden will seek a capital gains tax hike  —  - Bitcoin and other digital coins plunged on Friday wiping over $260 billion of the value of the cryptocurrency market.
Technical University of Darmstadt:
Researchers: an AirDrop user's phone number and email address can be learned via nearby Wi-Fi-capable devices when the user opens an iOS or macOS sharing pane  —  TU-Researchers discover significant privacy leak in Apple's file-sharing service  —  Apple users can share files with each other using AirDrop.

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