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July 5, 2021, 6:20 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
In a post on the REvil dark web blog, the gang takes credit for the Kaseya attack, claims it infected 1M+ systems, and demands $70M in bitcoin for the decryptor  —  The REvil ransomware gang is asking for a $70 million ransom payment to publish a universal decryptor that can unlock …
Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters:
President Biden says he has directed US intelligence agencies to investigate the Kaseya ransomware attack and adds “we're not certain” who is behind the attack  —  President Joe Biden said on Saturday he has directed U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate who was behind …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Coop, one of Sweden's largest supermarket chains, shuts down nearly all of its 800 stores after one of its contractors was hit in the Kaseya ransomware attack  —  Coop, one of Sweden's largest supermarket store chains, has shut down nearly 800 stores across the country after one of its contractors …
Bloomberg:
Just days after Didi's NYSE debut, Chinese regulators mandate app stores ban Didi Chuxing app, alleging violations in its collection and usage of personal info  —  - Internet watchdog asks operators to remove ride-hailing app  — The surprise ban comes days after Didi's New York debut
Wall Street Journal:
China launches probes into truck hailing apps from Full Truck Alliance and an online recruiting app from Kanzhun, Chinese firms recently listed on NYSE, Nasdaq  —  Reviews follow a similar move against ride-hailing giant Didi  —  A unit of China's cybersecurity regulator launched data-security reviews …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google removes nine Play Store apps, including PIP Photo with 5.8M+ downloads, after researchers found 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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's changing attitudes towards decentralizing out of Silicon Valley, hybrid work arrangements, and remote work options for a post-pandemic world  —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com — you'll receive …
Andy Mukherjee / Bloomberg:
India is targeting Amazon and Walmart ostensibly to protect SMBs, but in reality it is creating a protectionist economy that benefits select local tycoons  —  A protectionist economy is being created that will benefit a select group of tycoons.  Despite investing billions of dollars, the U.S. giants still aren't on the shortlist.
Antonia Timmerman / Rest of World:
How PetaBencana, a bot that uses social media posts to map emerging natural disasters in Indonesia in real time, is helping authorities respond more quickly  —  An Indonesian mapping platform is turning social media chatter into life-saving information during natural disasters.  —  • JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Brad Stone / New York Times:
How Jeff Bezos' wide-ranging ambitions for Amazon, a fear of stasis, and an absence of empathy factor in his monumental but complicated legacy at the company  —  Mr. Stone is the author of “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of Global Empire” and a senior executive editor for global technology at Bloomberg News.

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