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July 5, 2021, 7:30 PM

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Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Ad-measurement company Tenjin: following Apple's IDFA changes, spending on iOS ads fell one-third between June 1 and July 1, while Android spending rose 10%  —  Android ad prices have jumped, as iOS users opt out of being tracked, early data show  —  Advertisers have begun shifting …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
An attempt led by Baidu, Tencent, and ByteDance to circumvent Apple's privacy policies, called CAID, has failed to get traction after Apple blocked app updates  —  Tracking system for iPhones developed by Chinese tech groups fails to gain traction  —  A co-ordinated attempt by Chinese tech companies …
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Twitter, and Google have privately warned Hong Kong's government that they could stop offering services if planned anti-doxxing rules go ahead  —  Industry group representing companies says proposed anti-doxing rules could put staff based locally at risk of criminal charges
Joshua Zitser / Insider:
GETTR, the new pro-Trump social platform, acknowledges it was hacked on its July 4 launch, with the usernames of prominent accounts being defaced  —  - GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch.  — The accounts of Miller …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: weeks before Didi's US IPO, the Chinese regulator that eventually ordered Didi's app banned had suggested to the company that it delay the listing  —  Ride-hailing giant, under pressure to reward shareholders, pushed ahead with NYSE listing despite concerns of China's cybersecurity watchdog
Bloomberg:
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:
Julia Reda:
GitHub Copilot's use of GPL code for training is not infringement; adopting a maximalist copyright stance will ultimately hurt the Free Software community  —  This is a slightly modified version of my original German-language article first published on heise.de under a CC-by 4.0 license.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
ManoMano, which operates an e-commerce site for DIY, home improvement, and gardening products, raises $355M Series F led by Dragoneer at a $2.6B valuation  —  French startup ManoMano has raised a Series F funding round of $355 million led by Dragoneer Investment Group.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Hands-on with Microsoft Store on Windows 11: UI overhaul and speed improvements are nice; addition of much-needed apps like Zoom and WinZip is a promising start  —  The Windows store is finally getting apps people care about  —  Microsoft's dysfunctional app store for Windows …

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