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May 8, 2021, 3:40 PM

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Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted operations due to a ransomware attack  —  Operator of the Colonial Pipeline, the leading fuel conduit to the East Coast, said it had temporarily halted operations after discovering the threat Friday
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Flurry analysis: just 4% of iPhone users in the US and 12% worldwide have so far actively chosen to opt into app tracking after the rollout of iOS 14.5  —  An early look at an ongoing analysis of Apple's App Tracking Transparency suggests that the vast majority of iPhone users …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Using PayPal for Twitter's Tip Jar could reveal tipper's address to the recipient and possibly recipient's email to the tipper; Twitter says it will add a label  —  Sending its users to PayPal has created all sorts of problems that Twitter should have caught ahead of time.
Anna Leask / NZ Herald:
US endorses Christchurch Call, an effort to stop the spread of extremist content online, which Big Tech signed on to in 2019 and Trump's White House rejected  —  Anna Leask is a senior reporter for the New Zealand Herald  —  The United States has joined the Christchurch Call to Action …
Don Clark / New York Times:
Semiconductor firms received more than $12B from equity investors in 2020, up 8x since 2016, as the industry sees a spike in new startups and ideas  —  While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google adds YouTube TV to the main YouTube app on Roku devices and says it is securing “free streaming devices” for customers in case talks with Roku fail  —  It's also securing ‘free streaming devices’ for customers in case talks with Roku completely fall apart
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Court docs detail Apple's app review process: 500+ people review ~100K apps/week, app rejection rate is less than 40%, less than 1% of rejections are appealed  —  As the Epic Games v. Apple court case goes forward, we have been learning more details about internal discussions within each company about their business models and more.
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Sennheiser sells its consumer electronics division to Sonova, a Swiss company best known for its medical audio products like hearing aids and cochlear implants  —  From blasting your eardrums to assisting them in later life  —  Sonova, a Swiss company best known for its medical audio products …

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