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June 10, 2021, 11:00 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 …
New York Times:
Google plans to change its search algorithm to prevent sites that extort people to remove slanderous content from appearing in search results for people's names  —  In response to Times articles, the search giant is changing its algorithm, part of a major shift in how Google polices harmful content.
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 …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
NMPA files a $200M lawsuit against Roblox for alleged music copyright infringement, and launches a “major ramp-up” of its takedown campaign against Twitch  —  The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) has filed a $200 million lawsuit against Roblox for allowing the illegal use …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Alexis Ohanian's new VC firm Seven Seven Six raises $150M for its first fund and says it targeted a base of 50% women and 15% Black or indigenous investors  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Plenty of venture capital shops have built software to support their startup investing before …
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 …
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 …
Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News:
Prefect, whose dataflow automation service allows companies to streamline workflows and schedule when apps run, raises $32M Series B led by Tiger Global  —  Washington, D.C.-based Prefect closed a $32 million Series B led by Tiger Global Management to help eliminate data flow problems for companies' data teams.
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Biden signs an EO revoking the Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat and says his commerce secretary will investigate any risks to national security and privacy  —  But the apps still aren't out of hot water  —  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday revoking the Trump-era bans on TikTok and WeChat.
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 …

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