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July 5, 2021, 3:30 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
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:
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 …
Julia Reda:
GitHub Copilot is not infringing copyright; the free software community should not adopt a maximalist copyright stance as it will only hurt in the long run  —  This is a slightly modified version of my original German-language article first published on heise.de under a CC-by 4.0 license.
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Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:
Egypt-based MaxAB, a B2B food and grocery delivery startup, raises $40M Series A led by RMBV  —  Globally, food and grocery delivery startups have been raising mega-rounds of late, especially those in Europe as the pandemic has given rise to more people ordering online more than ever.

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