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June 11, 2021, 4:20 PM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to limit anticompetitive practices of tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook  —  The proposals could reshape the tech industry as we know it  —  On Friday, House Democrats introduced five new bills meant to chip away at the power …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Google commits to involve UK's competition and privacy regulators in the development of its Privacy Sandbox proposals to replace third-party cookies on Chrome  —  - Google will give the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority a say in its plans to replace third-party cookies on Chrome.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
EA hackers say they used stolen cookies, bought online for $10, to gain access to EA Slack, and then tricked IT support to give login tokens for EA's network  —  A representative for the hackers explained to Motherboard how the group stole a wealth of data from the game publishing giant.  —  Joseph Cox
New York Times:
Apple provided data of House Democrats after DOJ subpoenaed it during Russia leak probe; Apple notified the lawmakers after a gag order expired this year  —  The Justice Department seized records from Apple for metadata of House Intelligence Committee members, their aides and family members.
Heather Haddon / Wall Street Journal:
McDonald's says hackers breached its operations in some markets, exposing some US business info and delivery customer data in South Korea and Taiwan  —  Hack exposed some U.S. business information, customer data in South Korea and Taiwan  —  McDonald's Corp. said hackers stole some data …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple finally adds support for Windows Precision Touchpad drivers in its latest Boot Camp update but only on Intel Macs with a T2 chip  —  MacBooks running Windows now have much better trackpad support  —  Apple is finally adding support for Windows Precision Touchpad drivers in its latest Boot Camp update.
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Google abandons experiment to hide parts of site URLs in the Chrome address bar, which ran from June 2020 to June 2021  —  Google's experiment to hide parts of a site's URL in the Chrome address bar (the Omnibox) has failed and has been removed from the browser earlier this week.
Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News:
Flyhomes, an end-to-end homebuying service that lets buyers make upfront cash offers for a house, raises $150M Series C  —  End-to-end homebuying startup Flyhomes has raised $150 million in a Series C round of funding, the company announced Thursday.  —  Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Kepler Communications, which is building a network with 200 satellites aiming to offer internet service outside of the Earth by 2023, raises $60M Series B  —  - Kepler Communications, a start-up that is building a satellite internet network for service outside of the Earth, raised $60 million in a new round of funding.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Avaddon ransomware gang releases decryption keys for 2,934 of its victims and is likely shutting down due to increased scrutiny by governments around the world  —  The Avaddon ransomware gang has shut down operation and released the decryption keys for their victims to BleepingComputer.com.
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Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
NLRB expands its complaint against Google to add three more fired workers who say the company retaliated against them for protesting against its work with CBP  —  The NLRB is expanding its complaint against Google for allegedly retaliating against employee activists in what could turn out to be a precedent-setting decision.
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.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
US DOJ says it seized the servers and domains of SlilPP, a marketplace for stolen login credentials, in a joint operation with Germany, Netherlands, and Romania  —  The US Department of Justice announced today it seized the servers and domains of SlilPP, a well-known online marketplace …

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