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May 23, 2021, 12:15 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 …
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.
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.
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.”
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 …
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
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch launches a category for “Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches” streams, letting creators continue to stream them while letting advertisers and viewers avoid them  —  ‘Being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules’  —  Twitch is launching a dedicated category …
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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