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July 3, 2021, 2:30 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
REvil is pushing ransomware via an update for Kaseya's IT management software, hitting eight or more large managed service providers with thousands of customers  —  A massive REvil ransomware attack affects multiple managed service providers and their clients through a reported Kaseya supply-chain attack.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google removes nine Play Store apps, including PIP Photo with 5.8M+ downloads, after researchers find the apps were stealing users' Facebook login credentials  —  Researchers uncovered 9 apps that used a sneaking method to pilfer credentials.  —  Google has given the boot to nine Android apps downloaded …
Austen Goslin / Polygon:
Riot Games, maker of League of Legends, releases an album of lo-fi beats, letting gamers stream their sessions with music without fear of DMCA copyright strikes  —  Vi from League of Legends stars in an animated video about relaxing  —  Riot Games' latest music project is an album of chill lo-fi beats for players to relax/game to.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will replace its Blue Screen of Death with a black screen in Windows 11, marking the first big change to its BSOD since it added QR codes in 2016  —  The Black Screen of Death is here  —  Microsoft is changing its famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to black in Windows 11.
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Justices Gorsuch and Thomas call for review of a 1964 SCOTUS ruling that made it harder for public figures to claim libel, citing disinformation on social media  —  (CNN)Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch on Friday said the Supreme Court should revisit the breadth of the landmark …
Siva Vaidhyanathan / Wired:
To limit the power and reach of Facebook, US regulators need to take citizens' data rights more seriously than they do content moderation or even antitrust  —  It seems increasingly likely that antitrust and content moderation tools aren't up to the task.  Here's what we do next.

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