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May 10, 2021, 3:35 PM

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Eamon Javers / CNBC:
DarkSide, reportedly behind the pipeline attack, claims it wants to make money, not cause “problems for society”, and it'll add “moderation” to picking targets  —  - A hacker group called DarkSide is behind the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline that shut down a major oil pipeline over the weekend.
Wall Street Journal:
Colonial Pipeline says it is working on “substantially restoring operational service by the end of the week”; FBI confirms DarkSide was behind the attack  —  DarkSide, a ransomware organization believed to be based in Eastern Europe, says it has no connection to foreign governments
More: VICE and Bloomberg
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:
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sony warns that the PlayStation 5 will remain in short supply through 2022, citing challenges despite a supply boost, with a goal of selling 14.8M units this FY  —  - CFO said hard to catch up with demand even with supply boost  — Sony sees imbalance as indicative of PlayStation's popularity
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Investigation: seven Apple component suppliers are linked to alleged forced labor involving Uyghurs and minorities in China; some received thousands of workers  —  Advanced-Connectek has made unglamorous but critical computer components for Apple for more than a decade.
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
The Pentagon says it is reviewing the JEDI cloud computing project, which has been mired in litigation from Amazon after being awarded to Microsoft  —  With $10 billion contract mired in litigation from Amazon, defense officials are reviewing other options to move forward
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple awards $45M from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning, bringing its total investment in the precision glass maker to $495M  —  Apple today announced it is awarding its longtime iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch glass supplier Corning an additional $45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund …
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple's AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL  —  The Apple AirTag has been released almost ten days ago.  Since then, we have seen a user rebuilding an AirTag as a thinner card that fits into wallets …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
AGs from 44 states urge Facebook to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids under 13, citing research about the harm social media can cause kids  —  In a letter sent to Mark Zuckerberg Monday, attorneys general from 44 states urged the Facebook CEO to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids under 13.
Damon Beres / VICE:
Some independent repair experts say the MacBook schematics released by ransomware group REvil are helpful in understanding and fixing devices  —  Hacked and leaked schematics won't help you make a counterfeit MacBook.  They will help repair experts recover lost data, though.  —  DB
David Pierce / Protocol:
Dogecoin dropped by about a third during Elon Musk's SNL appearance; Musk conceded during the 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 …

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