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April 24, 2021, 11:45 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 …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
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  —  Twitter has taken down dozens of tweets in India, some of which were critical of New Delhi's handling of the coronavirus …
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 …
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
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?
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.
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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