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June 11, 2021, 12:05 PM

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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.
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.
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
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
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.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
Microsoft says it will soon launch a dedicated device for game streaming and is working with TV manufacturers to expand Xbox Game Pass subscription to smart TVs  —  Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to expand its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to many more screens …
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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, who ran the development teams for the BMW i3 and i8 and co-founded self-driving electric vehicle startup Canoo  —  - Ulrich Kranz also co-founded autonomous auto startup Canoo  — Apple is in early stages of building self-driving vehicle
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Apple demos passkeys, to let users set up accounts with just Face ID or Touch ID, joining Microsoft and Google in advocating for passwordless authentication  —  Apple has begun testing passkeys, a new authentication technology it says are as easy to use as passwords but vastly more secure.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Chinese ride-hail company Didi Chuxing files for a US IPO, reports a $1.7B loss on $21.6B in revenue for 2020  —  Chinese ride-hail company Didi Chuxing filed for an initial public offering on Thursday.  —  Why it matters: Didi is not only known as the Uber of China, but actually beat Uber …
Matthew Gault / VICE:
NY Senate becomes the first legislative body in the US to pass right to repair legislation for electronics; the bill still has to pass the NY Assembly  —  The legislation still has to pass the Assembly, but the Senate became the first legislative body in the US to pass a bill that would make it easier to fix your things.
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
US launches a task force to develop plans for sharing records on health, driving, demographics, and more with AI researchers while addressing privacy concerns  —  Task force to develop plans for sharing records on health, driving, demographics and more  —  WASHINGTON—The Biden administration launched …
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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