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June 8, 2021, 10:17 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.
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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.
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
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Bitcoin slid 7%+ to $32,936 after US seized most of the Colonial Pipeline ransom and is down ~50% from its all-time high of ~$63K; ether and XRP also fell 7%  —  - The world's largest cryptocurrency slid over 7% to a price of $32,936 Tuesday morning.  — U.S. officials said Monday …
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:
Oliver Haslam / iMore:
Apple introduces Object Capture, an API on macOS Monterey that enables developers to turn 2D images of real-world objects into 3D models optimized for AR  —  Apple announced a ton of new software updates today and they all need new tools to allow developers to do what they need to if they want to make great apps.
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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 …
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 …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Whatfix, which helps enterprises incorporate user support tools into their software, raises $90M Series D led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Whatfix, a “digital adoption” platform that enterprises use …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Airbase, which makes corporate spending management software, raises $60M Series B led by Menlo Ventures at a $600M post-money valuation  —  This morning Airbase, a corporate spend startup, announced that it has closed a $60 million Series B led by Menlo Ventures.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Austin-based cyber risk analytics service Brinqa raises $110M growth round from Insight Partners  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Brinqa, a cyber risk analytics platform based in Austin, Texas, today announced it has raised $110 million …

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