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May 23, 2021, 6:05 PM

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José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Apple says HomePod and HomePod mini will receive a software update in the future to natively support Apple Music Lossless  —  After a week of controversies, Apple released a support page with everything users need to know about Apple Music Lossless.  For example, we've now discovered …
Patrick O'Rourke / MobileSyrup:
Q&A with Apple VP Tim Twerdahl, who says the new Siri Remote doesn't need AirTag's UWB tech because it is too thick to get lost in couch cushions  —  The new Apple TV features an entirely revamped Siri Remote, the A12 Bionic chip and 60Hz Dolby Vision  —  Ahead of the A pple TV 4K …
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
India's information technology ministry asks social media companies to take down any content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus  —  India's information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an …
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Pro-Palestinian activist campaign targets Facebook's app store ratings via 1-star reviews; Facebook's internal chats show Apple declined to remove the reviews  —  Pro-Palestinian activists are running a coordinated campaign to downgrade Facebook's app review ratings to protest …
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
Over 500 AI researchers are working on a project to build an open-source large language model that will be used to conduct research independent of any company  —  Hundreds of scientists around the world are working together to understand one of the most powerful emerging technologies before it's too late.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Profile of Paul Romer, once tech's favorite economist and now a critic, who has championed state taxes on the digital ads sold by Facebook and Google  —  Paul Romer's call for government activism, particularly toward the big tech companies, reflects “a profound change in my thinking.”
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
In his Epic v. Apple trial testimony, Tim Cook offered a carefully tended ignorance that left many of the lawsuit's key questions unanswered, or unanswerable  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook took his first turn in the witness chair this morning in what is probably the most anticipated testimony of the Epic v. Apple antitrust case.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Air India, a member of Star Alliance, says data of 4.5M passengers, including names, passport info, and credit card data, was stolen in a February breach  —  Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A look at CaliberAI, a company that develops a tool for detecting potentially libelous claims, which may be particularly valuable for short-staffed newsrooms  —  CaliberAI wants to help overstretched newsrooms with a tool that's like spell-check for libel.  But its potential uses go far beyond traditional media.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at a fossil fuel power plant in NY that has been restarted to mine crypto, as NY considers a bill for placing a three-year moratorium on crypto mining  —  The lofty prices of cryptocurrencies have investors sinking money into electricity generation, risking a backlash
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
RSA executives recount the hack of its SecurID seeds in 2011, which affected millions of users around the world and redefined the cybersecurity landscape  —  In 2011, Chinese spies stole the crown jewels of cybersecurity—stripping protections from firms and government agencies worldwide.

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