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June 7, 2021, 4:35 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
What to expect from WWDC 2021: iOS 15 with updated notifications and iMessage, revamp of iPadOS home screen, new Apple Silicon chips and MacBook Pro, and more  —  The keynote kicks off June 7th at 1PM ET  —  Apple's annual developer extravaganza, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Washington Post:
Analysis: eighteen, or nearly 2% of the 1,000 highest grossing apps on the App Store are scams; according to Appfigures data, they may have cost users $48M  —  Nearly 2 percent of Apple's top-grossing apps on one day were scams — and they have cost people $48 million
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Researcher: Twitter Super Follow to be limited to users over 18, with 25+ tweets posted in the last 30 days and 10K+ followers; categories include adult content  —  The company teased the Patreon-like subscription service earlier this year  —  Twitter announced earlier this year it was working …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Apple paid millions to settle a woman's claims that, after sending her iPhone to Apple for repair, technicians uploaded her nude photos to her Facebook account  —  Technicians posted the private photos and video from her iPhone after she sent it to Apple for repair, according to legal documents
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
El Salvador's president unveils a bill to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, partnering with payments startup Strike, in a bid to become the first nation to do so  —  - El Salvador President Nayib Bukele plans to introduce legislation that will make it the world's first sovereign nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.
Shishir Mehrotra / Coda:
An insider's look at how YouTube tackled its 2008 to 2014 hypergrowth years with a set of rituals for everything from strategic planning to effective meetings  —  A peek inside how YouTube tackled the 2008 to 2014 hypergrowth years with a unique set of rituals for everything from strategic planning to effective meetings.
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
A brief history of cryptocurrency mining in China as authorities crack down on mining operations and miners in other countries cut into China's dominance  —  Crackdown warning highlights the cryptocurrency's reliance on a hostile host; miners head west  —  Bitcoin enthusiasts prize …
Heather Kelly / Washington Post:
Though cybersecurity experts have warned of ransomware for years, it's now having a very visible impact on the lives of everyday people  —  After years of warnings, the impact of ransomware finally hits home for regular people  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It can feel abstract …
Harry Dempsey / Financial Times:
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Inside Bitcoin 2021 in Miami, the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started  —  It was the largest Bitcoin event in the world and the first major in-person crypto conference since the pandemic started.  The jargon, the liquor and the millionaire talk flowed.
Amy Feldman / Forbes:
In 2019, the number of foreign-born entrepreneurs in the US declined by 4,400, the only yearly drop since 2000, thanks to US' convoluted immigration policies  —  America's convoluted and highly politicized immigration system puts roadblocks in the way of foreign-born founders.
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Chip factories use a lot of water, but AZ attracts them with an established chip ecosystem, seismic stability, and pro-business stance, despite its arid climate  —  - The Grand Canyon State may not seem like the most obvious place for a chip “foundry” or “fab” since the high-tech manufacturing …

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