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May 9, 2021, 1:15 PM

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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
The Verge:
Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only  —  It's now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon  —  After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app.
David Pierce / Protocol:
Dogecoin dropped by about a third during Elon Musk's SNL appearance, as he conceded in a skit that Dogecoin was merely a “hustle”  —  Saturday night was the moment it became absolutely undeniable: tech is culture now.  As Elon Musk took the stage on Saturday Night Live …
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.
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 …
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
IDC: companies around the world are on pace to spend $240.6B on edge computing through 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of more than 15%  —  Firms world-wide on pace to spend $240.6 billion on edge computing through 2024  —  Companies are expected to raise spending over the next few years …
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.
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.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:
Apple hires ex-Cisco communications chief Stella Low as new VP of worldwide corporate communications; Phil Schiller has been overseeing Apple's PR since 2019  —  Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications.  Stella Low, former communications chief at networking giant Cisco …

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