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April 27, 2021, 8:25 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.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: EU will charge Apple with anticompetitive behavior later this week, over concerns that the rules it sets for developers on its App Store break EU law  —  Case began two years ago and is among a number against the US tech group  —  Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition chief …
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.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DC Police confirm a data breach after a ransomware gang threatens to release files that expose police informants unless the department agrees to pay a ransom  —  A ransomware gang is threatening to leak sensitive police files that may expose police investigations and informants unless …
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.
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 …
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’
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out a miniplayer that will allow Facebook users to stream music and podcasts from Spotify through the Facebook app on iOS or Android  —  Facebook announced last week an expanded partnership with streaming music service Spotify that would bring a new way to listen to music …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Clio, which offers a cloud-based management software for law offices, raises $110M Series E at a $1.6B valuation, bringing its total raised to $386M  —  Clio, a software company that helps law practices run more efficiently with its cloud-based technology, announced Tuesday it has raised …
New York Times:
A look at the frayed relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook as Apple rolls out 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.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:

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