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April 26, 2021, 9:20 AM

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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
A look at iOS 14.5, which includes the App Tracking Transparency tool, allows Siri to play audio with a third-party app, enables unlocking with a mask on  —  With Apple's latest mobile software update, we can decide whether apps monitor and share our activities with others.  Here's what to know.
New York Times:
A look at the frayed relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook as Apple is set to release its new privacy feature for iPhones  —  The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet.  Their differences are set to escalate this week.
Apple:
Apple says it will spend $1B+ to open a 3,000-employee campus in North Carolina, as part of a $430B US investment plan in fields like silicon engineering and 5G  —  The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in innovative fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
A group of Germany's largest media, tech, and advertising companies file antitrust complaint against Apple as it makes privacy changes on iPhones  —  Axel Springer among companies claiming controls will damage targeted advertising on iPhones  —  A group of Germany's largest media …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Documentary short Colette, co-produced by EA and Oculus Studios for VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, wins an Oscar, a first for the videogame industry  —  Facebook just won its first Oscar.  —  “Colette,” from the social giant's Oculus VR group and EA's Respawn Entertainment …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Facebook says it has a policy letting any person initiate a takedown of a post containing an image of their residence, regardless of the post's newsworthiness  —  The New York Post has complained that Facebook is blocking and downplaying its stories.  But the platform doesn't pay any special deference to journalists.
New York Times:
India's government says it ordered Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to take down dozens of posts critical of its handling of the pandemic; companies complied  —  Aimed at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the move sets up a clash over free speech amid a widening political and public health crisis.
Aroon Deep / MediaNama:
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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 …
Joanna Ossinger / Bloomberg:
Survey finds direct correlation between the percentage of someone's net worth invested in crypto and negative impacts to their personal relationships  —  - A greater portion of assets in crypto makes issues more likely  — Big gains or losses of money can have an effect: analyst

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