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June 8, 2021, 9:10 AM

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TechCrunch:
Many large websites went down Tuesday, including Amazon, Twitch, BBC, NYT, Spotify, Reddit, and FT, due to an issue at the Fastly CDN, which has now been fixed  —  Countless popular websites including Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Stack Overflow, GitHub, gov.uk, Hulu, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal …
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 …
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.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
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Wall Street Journal:
US investigators seize nearly 64 bitcoins, valued at ~$2.3M, that Colonial Pipeline had paid in ransom to hackers last month; source says ransom was 75 bitcoin  —  Law-enforcement officials seize nearly 64 bitcoin of ransom paid after cyberattack led to closure of East Coast fuel conduit
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 …
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 …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
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 …
ProPublica:
Leaked IRS records show how the wealthiest Americans, including Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, and Elon Musk, legally pay little or no income tax  —  The Secret IRS Files  —  In 2007, Jeff Bezos, then a multibillionaire and now the world's richest man, did not pay a penny in federal income taxes.
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 …

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