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September 20, 2021, 11:40 AM

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Europol, alongside Italian and Spanish police, arrest 106 people accused of working for the Italian Mafia and laundering over €10M made through cybercrimes  —  European police accused several people of SIM swapping, phishing, and hacking in support of Italian organized crime.
Reuters:
Sources: as regulatory scrutiny increases, Didi Global President Jean Liu says she intends to step down and expects China to eventually take control of Didi  —  Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) co-founder and President Jean Liu has told some close associates that she intends to step down …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
In-depth iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 review: many quality-of-life updates, especially to core apps, but few bold new features and no big iPad productivity leaps  —  In my career as an iOS reviewer, I don't think I've ever seen a response as universally positive and enthusiastic as the general public's reception of iOS 14 last year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku announces $50 Streaming Stick 4K and $70 Streaming Stick 4K+, which adds a Voice Remote Pro, and Roku OS 10.5 with improved voice support  —  Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
ByteDance says Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, will limit users who are under 14-years-old to 40 minutes per day, between 6am and 10pm, in China  —  Douyin's youth mode will limit kids under 14 to 40 minutes a day  —  The Chinese version of the popular short video app TikTok …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
As bitcoin falls to ~$43K, El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele says the country has “bought the dip” and acquired 150 more BTC, taking its total holding to 700  —  El Salvador has purchased 150 more bitcoins (worth $6.8 million at current prices), President Nayib Bukele said on Twitter Monday …

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