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July 13, 2021, 12:25 AM

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Mikael Thalen / The Daily Dot:
Mark Landler / New York Times:
After England's defeat in Euro 2020, Boris Johnson and others condemn racist abuse of players on social media, with some calling for tougher action by platforms  —  The social media bigotry, directed at three players who missed penalty kicks in the Euro 2020 final, was condemned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and most everyone else.
Wall Street Journal:
Martin Matishak / The Record:
Senate confirms ex-NSA official Jen Easterly as CISA's director, a role that was vacant since Trump fired Chris Krebs in Nov. for refuting conspiracy theories  —  The Senate on Monday confirmed President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Disney to raise the subscription fees for ESPN+ in the US to $7/mo. and $70/year, from $6/mo. and $60/year; price for a Disney bundle is unchanged at $14/mo.  —  Disney will raise the monthly and annual fees for ESPN Plus, one of three different subscription-based streaming services it operates in the U.S. …
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Warner Bros. to give away 91,000 limited-edition NFTs featuring characters from Space Jam: A New Legacy, the biggest drop of NFTs for a film to date  —  The loony-tunes world of digital collectibles known as NFTs is now getting actual Looney Tunes.  —  Warner Bros., in the biggest drop of NFTs …
New York Times:
A look at Facebook's long-term struggles with courting creators, as it falls behind YouTube, TikTok, and other rivals  —  The social network is aiming to be a destination for creators and their viral memes.  But TikTok and YouTube got there first.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past 18 months …
Wall Street Journal:
After Binance froze for over an hour during a cryptocurrency crash on May 19, many users who lost money have had trouble petitioning Binance, which lacks a HQ  —  The world's largest crypto exchange has no headquarters, making it difficult for disgruntled traders to complain about the May crash
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: ByteDance put its offshore IPO plans on hold in March after meeting with Chinese regulators, which asked the company to address security issues  —  Owner of TikTok video app took different approach from ride-hailing company Didi, which pressed ahead with U.S. listing
Bloomberg:
FCC approves Amazon's request to use “Radar Sensors” to sense motion and “enable contactless sleep tracing functionalities”  —  - FCC gives Amazon approval to use airwaves for radar sensor  — Device could aid ‘management of sleep hygiene,’ company says
Tanaya Macheel / CNBC:
CryptoCompare: cryptocurrency trading volume on top exchanges fell by ~40% from May to June, but June still ranks in the top five months of volume ever recorded  —  - Trading volumes at the largest exchanges, including Coinbase, Kraken, Binance and Bitstamp, fell more than 40% in June, according to CryptoCompare
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Leaker Evan Blass tweets that Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event will be on August 11 and shares renders of new phones, smartwatches, and wireless earbuds  —  New phones, watches, earbuds, and a date: August 11th  —  We might now know a lot of what's coming at Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event thanks …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google unveils a feature for Android 12 that lets users play a game from the Play Store before it's fully downloaded, available with “minimal developer effort”  —  On the first day of this year's Games Developer Conference, Google introduced a handful of Android 12-specific features …

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