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May 15, 2021, 10:55 AM

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@antoniogm:
[Thread] Antonio García Martínez says he did not “part ways” with Apple, was fired in a snap decision, and Apple's statement on his exit is defamatory and false  —  I have thus far maintained my silence on the Apple situation as I've sought to settle things amicably with the company that I admired, and at which I hoped to build the future of ads privacy. As they however are not maintaining their silence on the matter, neither will I.
Dr. Tom Robinson / Elliptic Blog:
Analysis: the wallet used by DarkSide received a total of $17.5M in Bitcoin transactions since March, including a 75 BTC payment made by Colonial  —  Elliptic's Co-founder and Chief Scientist discusses cryptocurrency forensics, investigations, compliance, and sanctions.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
BuzzFeed News:
Reporters could quickly find Biden's Venmo account and the network of his social connections on Venmo, showing why the app's friends lists are a privacy issue  —  BuzzFeed News found President Joe Biden's Venmo account after less than 10 minutes of looking for it, revealing a network …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
New Android beta APK for Apple Music describes two lossless audio options, “Lossless” and “High-Res Lossless”, at 24-bit/48 kHZ and 24-bit/192 kHz respectively  —  Earlier this month, our colleagues at 9to5Mac reported that Apple Music would be gaining “HiFi” streaming options, possibly with iOS 14.6.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Ad and content licensing company Veritone launches MARVEL.ai to let celebrities, influencers, and others clone their voices using AI and license them out  —  Deepfake voices could be a lucrative business for influencers  —  Recording advertisements and product endorsements can be lucrative work for celebrities and influencers.
Source: Business Wire and VeritoneMore: Veritone, Executive Gov, and PCMag
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Roblox replaces the word “game” with “experience” on its website, after Apple argued at the Epic trial that Roblox developers don't make games  —  The word ‘game’ has been replaced by ‘experience’ across Roblox's website  —  Massively popular game creation tool Roblox …
BBC:
The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a “significant” ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services  —  Ireland's health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”.
Will Oremus / The Atlantic:
About a dozen highly active Clubhouse users, all of them women, say its block feature creates opportunities for abuse, tactical silencing, and intimidation  —  To block someone on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter is not, in the scheme of things, a big deal.  You'll no longer see them on the platform …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
A new Biden executive order revokes a Trump-era EO that targeted protections for social media platforms and asked the FCC to conduct a review of Section 230  —  President Biden revoked the Trump-era executive order on “preventing online censorship,” which a source told Protocol last summer …
Reuters:
Ireland's High Court rejects Facebook's bid to block Data Protection Commissioner's decision that may force the company to stop sending EU user data to the US  —  Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected a Facebook bid to block an inquiry by the Irish data regulator that could halt Facebook's data flows …

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