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June 25, 2021, 2:05 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Western Digital says some My Book Live devices are being compromised by malware leading to a factory reset erasing all data, believes its servers weren't hacked  —  Western Digital My Book NAS owners worldwide found that their devices have been mysteriously factory reset and all of their files deleted.
Wall Street Journal:
UK's CMA launches an investigation into whether Amazon and Google are doing enough to crack down on fake reviews and deter sellers from manipulating listings  —  U.K. regulator opens investigation into whether tech giants are doing enough to deter sellers from manipulating product listings
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
In his closing Windows event remarks, Nadella issued a subtle but stinging critique of Apple, positioning Microsoft as Apple's main competition for developers  —  ‘Windows has always stood for sovereignty for creators and agency for consumers’  —  At the end of a surprisingly eventful …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a simplified UI, new Windows store, Start menu, Teams integrated into taskbar, and more, available free to Windows 10 users  —  A new version of Windows is officially on the way  —  Microsoft is officially confirming the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 11.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Satya Nadella about Windows 11, bringing Windows closer to Android, integrating Amazon Appstore, antitrust bills in Congress, and more  —  We've got a special episode of Decoder today — I'm talking to Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft.
TechCrunch:
Amazon's AWS acquires encrypted messaging service Wickr, says it will continue operating the service and offer it to AWS customers  —  Amazon's cloud services giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) is getting into the encrypted messaging business.  The company has just announced …
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
Google is showing a warning on some searches that it may not have reliable sources to show, usually on trending topics  —  The company is notifying people when they search for rapidly evolving topics.  —  Google is testing a new feature to notify people when they search for a topic that may have unreliable results.
Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
Journalists say Amazon's PR team uses aggressive, manipulative, and sometimes outright deceptive tactics to intimidate and mislead reporters  —  Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Robinhood, which had been seeking to go public this month, has seen its listing plans slowed due to an SEC review into its cryptocurrency business  —  - Trading app had been seeking to go public this month  — Customers can trade virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin
EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
Profile of David Dobrik, a YouTuber notorious for goofy pranks who earned an estimated $15.5M in 2020, and is now under fire for turning trauma into content  —  The leader of the Vlog Squad built an empire on goofy pranks and wild stunts.  Now he's under fire for turning trauma into content.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Instagram starts to quietly roll out the option to publish posts from its website on desktop, but iPad is not supported  —  After we got a sneak peek at the feature last month, Instagram has quietly rolled out the option to create and publish posts from its website on desktop (but not on iPad).
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Andreessen Horowitz raises $2.2B for its third fund focused on crypto startups and cryptocurrencies  —  - The Silicon Valley venture capital firm just announced a new $2.2 billion cryptocurrency-focused fund.  — “We believe that the next wave of computing innovation will be driven by crypto …

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