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May 9, 2021, 1:05 AM

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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  —  Colonial Pipeline carries roughly 45% of gasoline and diesel fuel consumed on the East Coast  —  The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel …
Bloomberg:
Sources: cybercrime gang DarkSide, which caused Colonial Pipeline to halt operations, stole and encrypted ~100GB of data on Thursday before demanding a ransom  —  - Attackers stole nearly 100GB of data in two hours on Thursday  — Theft followed by locking of computers and ransom demand
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.
Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:
Apple seems to have privately given Zoom access to an iPad OS API allowing camera access in Split View, raising concerns about special treatment for some devs  —  Zoom appears to have been granted access to a previously unknown iPad software feature that allows camera access during Split View multitasking, one developer claims.
Robert Hart / Forbes:
Study of 430K+ adolescents from the US and UK finds that there is “little evidence” of a link between teens' technology use and mental health problems  —  There is “little evidence” of a link between teens' technology use and mental health problems, according …
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 …
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.
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 …
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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