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June 7, 2021, 11:36 PM

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Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple details iOS 15 features: notification summaries, Live Text in photos, new ways to share in Messages, cross-app drag and drop, updates to Weather and Maps  —  Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company's next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As part of iOS 15, Apple updates FaceTime with spatial audio, voice isolation, SharePlay for experiencing video and music together, a web-based version, more  —  Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 15, the next version of its operating system for iPhone users.
Laura Hautala / CNET:
In iOS 15, Apple will introduce app transparency reports in settings that show how apps are using permissions previously granted, like location and microphone  —  Apple is updating privacy features in Mail, Siri and access granted to third-party apps, the company said Monday at its annual WWDC developer conference.
Source: AppleMore: BBC, Vox, and ZDNet
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates the Health app for iOS 15 with a new Walking Steadiness metric, trends based on health data, detailed lab result descriptions, and more  —  Apple is updating the built-in Health app on the iPhone with new features in iOS 15.  —  The Health app uses a new metric called Walking Steadiness …
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Wall Street Journal:
DOJ says US investigators seized nearly 64 bitcoins, valued at ~$2.3M, that the Colonial Pipeline had paid in ransom to hackers last month  —  Law-enforcement officials seize nearly 64 bitcoin of ransom paid after cyberattack led to closure of East Coast fuel conduit
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils macOS 12 Monterey, with Universal Control, to move the cursor between iPad and Mac using the same trackpad, AirPlay to Mac, Shortcuts, and more  —  The past year has seen some of the most dramatic updates to Macs in recent memory.  At last year's WWDC, Apple announced …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple details iPadOS 15 updates, introducing larger widgets, App Library, improved multitasking, and the ability to place widgets anywhere on home screen  —  The next big software update is coming this fall  —  Weeks after introducing its most powerful iPad Pro devices ever …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts iCloud+ as part of iCloud plans, featuring Hide My Email, Private Relay for encrypting device traffic and bouncing it through relays, and more  —  During its WWDC keynote today, Apple unveiled a new iCloud+ service with new features alongside iCloud storage. iCloud+ includes three new features …
Reuters:
Apple: iCloud Private Relay will not work in China, Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda and the Philippines  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday said a new “private relay” feature designed to obscure a user's web browsing behavior …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Facebook says it will show creators who are using its new tools how much Apple, Google, and others take as a cut of their earnings, through a payout interface  —  The company will launch a new interface showing how fees affect earnings  —  Less than two hours before Apple's big Worldwide …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
France's competition authority says Google agreed to pay a fine of nearly $270M and promised to make it easier for competitors to use its ad tools  —  Deal with competition authority resolves complaint over the firm's digital advertising tactics  —  PARIS— Alphabet Inc.'s Google agreed …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
In a huge sting operation, FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an “encrypted” chat service AN0M for 3+ years to intercept messages between criminals globally  —  The FBI and Australian Federal Police ran an encrypted chat platform and intercepted secret messages between criminal gang members …
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company:
Interview with Apple's Craig Federighi on the new privacy features announced at WWDC, from Private Relay to Hide My Email and Siri on-device processing  —  Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference kicked off today.  As with last year, the company opted to hold the event remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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