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July 11, 2021, 7:30 AM

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The Economic Times:
Twitter names a resident grievance officer for India and publishes a compliance report, meeting two key requirements under India's new IT rules  —  New Delhi: Twitter Inc. has named Vinay Prakash as its resident grievance officer for India, according to the company's website.
Bloomberg:
Five former Kaseya employees say they have warned the company about its lax security practices, and were laid off or quit as Kaseya failed to address the issues  —  - Ransomware attack hit as many as 1,500 businesses this month  — Workers say Kaseya ignored warnings about key vulnerabilities
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Jack Cable of Krebs Stamos Group launches Ransomwhere, a crowdsourced ransomware payment tracker; the site is already tracking $32M+ in ransom payments for 2021  —  Ransomware attacks, fueled by COVID-19 pandemic turbulence, have become a major money earner for cybercriminals, with the number of attacks rising in 2020.
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
A look at startups like WellSaid Labs and VocaliD, which are building custom AI voice actors for digital assistants, video game characters, and corporate videos  —  A new wave of startups are using deep learning to build synthetic voice actors for digital assistants, video-game characters, and corporate videos.
Financial Times:
Sources: after the Didi crackdown, China-based fitness app Keep, podcasting platform Ximalaya, medical data analytics startup LinkDoc pause their US IPO plans  —  SoftBank and Tencent-backed Keep's move comes as China cracks down on ride-hailing group  —  China's most popular fitness app pulled …
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Biden warns Putin in a call that the US “will take any necessary action” to defend its people and critical infrastructure, after the latest ransomware attacks  —  President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the United States will take “any necessary action” …

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