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May 22, 2021, 2:35 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 …
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.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
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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.
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
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 …
Columbia Journalism Review:
Long-term linking on a volatile web is falling victim to link rot, as a new study shows 25% of deep links on NYT.com articles from 1996-2019 are inaccessible  —  Hyperlinks are a powerful tool for journalists and their readers.  Diving deep into the context of an article is just a click away.
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Spotify adds offline playback for playlists, albums, and podcasts on Apple Watch for Premium subscribers; available on Watch Series 3 running WatchOS 6 and up  —  The announcement comes a few days after a similar feature was announced for Wear devices  —  Spotify is adding the ability …
Bloomberg:
A look at the characters behind the speculative shitcoin crypto scene, including promoters who can earn anywhere from $5K-$10K to hype a coin  —  The Bud Light Mango Mai Tais were beginning to take hold when Eric Hackney — 38, unemployed and ticked off by watching other people get rich …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Leaked emails show that Citizen app is testing an on-demand private security service that will respond to “incidents” as requested by app users  —  Citizen would deploy private security forces at the request of app users, according to documents and sources.  —  Joseph Cox

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