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June 1, 2021, 7:00 PM

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CNBC:
JBS, the world's top meatpacker, is hit by a cyberattack, leading it to shutter its Australian operations, pause livestock slaughter in many US states, and more  —  - The attack caused JBS's Australian operations to shut down on Monday.  The company, the world's largest meatpacker, said it was working to resolve the incident.
Sara Randazzo / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon quietly changed its terms of service to let customers file lawsuits against it, after facing over 75K arbitration demands from Echo users  —  The retail giant is no longer steering customers away from the court system, as companies scramble to find ways to avoid lawyers who file mass-arbitration claims
Selena Deckelmann / The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla updates Firefox desktop and mobile apps with a revamped design, details the data-driven process used to guide the creation of the new streamlined look  —  We set out in 2021 to reimagine Firefox's design to be fast, modern and inviting the first time you run it and every day after.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter launches Tomorrow, a weather news service, which includes newsletters, ticketed audio sessions, Q&As, and is led by climate journalist Eric Holthaus  —  Twitter is partnering with veteran climate journalist and meteorologist Eric Holthaus to launch a local weather news service …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Twitter says it will start adding full-screen ads to Fleets, supporting images and videos that can be up to 30 seconds long, initially in US on iOS and Android  —  A handful of advertisers will begin testing the format Tuesday  —  Twitter said Tuesday it will start adding full-screen ads to Fleets …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces flagship gaming GPU GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over RTX 2080 Ti, available worldwide on June 3 for $1,199  —  This is Nvidia's new flagship gaming GPU  —  Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU today, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Washington Post:
Analysis of data from 5,411 warehouses in 2020 finds Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at nearly double the rate of workers at comparable companies  —  A Washington Post analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows Amazon's serious injury rates are nearly double those at warehouses run by other companies.
S. Shah / Engadget:
Samsung and AMD are collaborating to build Exynos mobile chips featuring RDNA 2 graphics that will support ray tracing and variable rate shading  —  working together on a GPU since 2019 and today we're getting another major update on the partnership.  As part of its Computex keynote …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Spotify's chief legal officer Horacio Gutierrez on its problems with Apple, potential fixes, the Epic vs Apple lawsuit, EU vs US policy, and more  —  This week I'm talking to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify, to help me understand …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
AMD says the infotainment system inside the new Tesla S and X models include an AMD Ryzen chip and discrete RDNA 2 GPU, capable of playing AAA games  —  10 teraflops of RDNA 2  —  Remember when Elon Musk claimed you'd be able to play The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 on a 10 teraflop gaming rig he's stuffing …
The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase says users can use their Coinbase Card with Apple Pay and Google Pay and spend crypto, with Coinbase automatically converting crypto to USD for a fee  —  You can now use your Coinbase Card with Apple Pay and Google Pay to make it even easier to spend crypto¹ at home and on the go.
Scott Squires / Bloomberg:
Bitcoin miners in Argentina are capitalizing on government-subsidized electricity, as foreign currency exchange rules that ban buying USD make crypto attractive  —  - Power subsidies, FX controls help miners turn outsize profits  — Canada's Bitfarms takes notice, plans local mining operation
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
SoFi, which went public via a blank-check company run by Chamath Palihapitiya, closes its first day of trading up 12.41%  —  - Online finance company SoFi made its public debut.  — The stock closed up more than 12% to $22.65.  — SoFi, short for Social Finance …
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
Personal finance app Truebill raises $45M Series D led by Accel at a $500M valuation  —  Six months after personal finance app Truebill brought in a $17 million Series C round, it is supporting demand of its services with $45 million in Series D funding to give it a valuation of $500 million …
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Alienware unveils its thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch X-Series gaming laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia 30-series GPUs, starting at $2,000 and $2,100  —  It's been a few years since the last time Alienware's laptops got a big revamp, but with its new X-Series laptops …
Rachel Monroe / New Yorker:
Profile of Kurtis Minder, who for the past year has been managing fraught discussions between companies and hackers as a ransomware negotiator  —  Kurtis Minder finds the cat-and-mouse energy of outsmarting criminal syndicates deeply satisfying.  —  A few days after Thanksgiving last year …

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