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April 24, 2021, 2:20 PM

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Aroon Deep / MediaNama:
Twitter complies with an emergency order from India and hides 50+ tweets, some of which were critical of Modi's handling of COVID-19, from users in the country  —  You're reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised India's handling …
CircleID:
Dan Kaminsky, the celebrated security researcher widely known for his work on discovering crucial DNS security flaws and Sony Rootkit infections, has died at 42  —  The celebrated security researcher, Dan Kaminsky, widely known for his work on discovering crucial DNS security flaws …
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.
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 …
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 …
Will Sattelberg / Android Police:
Latest Google app beta on Android suggests that Google is working on Assistant features like answering calls and stopping alarms without a “Hey Google” prompt  —  Unlike most other developers, unfinished features constantly appear in Google's updates, hinting at plenty of new content in the works.
Jack Bandy / Technically Social:
Study finds that Twitter's algorithmic timeline greatly reduces exposure to external links when compared to the chronological timeline  —  New research on Twitter's timeline curation algorithm sheds light on how it shapes what we're exposed to.  —  How does Twitter's algorithm change what users see in their timelines?

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