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July 5, 2021, 9:20 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 …
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:
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.
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
After being canceled last year, Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley conference starts Tuesday with CEOs from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix attending  —  All around, even as the Delta variant begins to sink its teeth into unvaccinated pockets of the U.S., there are signs of life getting …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Trade group representing Apple, Google, Facebook, others warns that the companies could stop their services in Hong Kong if planned anti-doxxing rules go ahead  —  A trade group representing Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others said changes to a Hong Kong privacy law could stop firms from providing services in the city.

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