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April 27, 2021, 3:25 AM

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher shows that for months macOS had a flaw that would let apps run despite not being notarized by Apple's service; bug is patched in macOS Big Sur 11.3  —  Old malware, new tricks.  —  Apple has spent years reinforcing macOS with new security features to make it tougher for malware to break in.
Evan Selleck / iDownloadBlog.com:
Apple releases iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4, allowing Apple Watch owners to unlock with Face ID while wearing a mask  —  Apple has been working on the next update for iPhone and iPad for quite some time, seeding more than half dozen betas in the process.  But now iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 are now live.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
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Jason Fried:
Basecamp's CEO announces a ban on “societal and political discussions” at work, saying the company does not need to solve or even chime in on social problems  —  At Basecamp, we treat our company as a product.  It's not a rigid thing that exists, it's a flexible, malleable idea that evolves.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Lyft says it is selling its self-driving unit, called Lyft Level 5 with ~300 employees, to Toyota's Woven Planet Holdings subsidiary for $550M  —  Ride-hailing company Lyft has sold off its autonomous vehicle unit to Toyota's Woven Planet Holdings subsidiary for $550 million …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now blocks cryptojacking malware using Intel's silicon-based Threat Detection Technology  —  Microsoft today announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, the enterprise version of its Windows 10 Defender antivirus, now comes with support …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Roku says anti-competitive demands from Google, including requests for preferential treatment of apps like YouTube TV, may force YouTube TV off Roku's platform  —  Roku on Monday notified its users via email that YouTube TV may be forced off its platform entirely, alleging anti-competitive demands …
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the risks posed by data, including geolocation, harvested from common apps for phones belonging to US intelligence officers and military personnel  —  Apps show troop movements buried in data available for purchase: ‘a major risk to national security’
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Zoom officially launches Immersive View, which assembles up to 25 video conference participants in one scene, for all free and individual Pro Zoom accounts  —  Zoom has officially launched a new immersive video feature designed to help businesses create more engaging and collaborative virtual meetings.
Apple:
Apple expands its wide-ranging US investment plan by 20% to $430B and says it will spend $1B+ to open a 3,000-employee campus in NC  —  The accelerated commitment will fund a new North Carolina campus and job-creating investments in innovative fields like silicon engineering and 5G technology

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