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June 10, 2021, 8:05 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 …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Financial Times:
Sources: UK's competition watchdog is planning a formal investigation into Amazon, mirroring the EU probe, over how it uses the data it collects  —  CMA likely to follow EU's lead in investigating whether online retailer unfairly advances its own products  —  The UK's competition watchdog …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Nikki Sun / Nikkei Asia:
A vicious cycle of surveillance and overwork is leading to extreme mental stress and fatigue, pushing China's tech workers to the limit and causing backlash  —  A vicious cycle of monitoring and overwork is fueling productivity — and backlash  —  HONG KONG — Andy Wang …

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