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June 10, 2021, 9:15 AM

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Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
JBS says it paid an $11M ransom in bitcoin to resolve an attack last week; the payment was made after most plants were operational to avoid further disruption  —  Meat supplier's U.S. chief says firm paid cybercriminals in bitcoin to avoid more disruptions  —  JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Founders of Fanhouse, an OnlyFans-like platform, say Apple is demanding they start paying “30% of creator earnings” by August or be removed from the App Store  —  Fanhouse wants to keep sending 90 percent of payments to creators  —  Apple is clashing with the platform Fanhouse …
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Alex Heath / The Verge:
Sources: Facebook is planning to launch its first smartwatch, featuring a detachable display with two cameras and a heart rate monitor, next summer  —  A detachable display with cameras for capturing video without your phone  —  Facebook is taking a novel approach to its first smartwatch …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after lawmakers voted by a “supermajority” in favor of its new Bitcoin Law  —  - El Salvador's has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender.  — Lawmakers in the South American country's Congress voted …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Several macOS Monterey features will not come to Intel Macs, like Live Text within photos, FaceTime's Portrait mode, and unlimited, on-device keyboard dictation  —  While there are many great new features in macOS Monterey, several of them are not available on Intel-based Macs, according to Apple.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Klarna raises $639M led by SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 at a $45.6B post-money valuation, up 47.3% from its $31B valuation in early March when it raised $1B  —  Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million …
Nick Paton Walsh / CNN:
EU says there were 304 malicious attacks against “critical sectors” in 2020, more then double the 146 recorded in 2019, with a 47% rise in attacks on hospitals  —  Study: Cyberattacks on critical sectors doubled in Europe in pandemic  —  (CNN)Significant cyberattacks attacks …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Jakarta-based BukuWarung, which offers digital payments and a Shopify-like e-commerce platform for SMBs, raises $60M Series A led by Valar and Goodwater Capital  —  BukuWarung, a fintech focused on Indonesia's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), announced today it has raised …
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Facebook says global ads chief Carolyn Everson is leaving after more than a decade; Everson was a liaison to big marketers during major controversies  —  - Facebook global ads chief Carolyn Everson is departing the company.  — Facebook is an advertising giant that is expected to command nearly …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
In an email to podcasters, Apple says Podcasts Subscriptions will launch globally on June 15, after postponing a planned launch in May  —  After a month-long delay  —  After some major hiccups and a delay, Apple Podcasts says it's launching in-app subscriptions next week.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg says all employees can request to work remotely full-time if their job allows, office-based staff will need to be in 50%+ of the time, and more  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announce that the company will allow all full-time employees to work from home if their jobs can be done remotely.

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