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June 7, 2022, 9:00 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils iOS 16 with customizable lock screens, including a Wallpaper Gallery, suggested background photos, and the ability to change the font and color  —  Apple has officially unveiled iOS 16 with new features focused on customization, communication, and more.
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Victoria Song / The Verge:
Jon Porter / The Verge:
EU lawmakers reach an agreement on legislation that will mandate USB-C on smartphones and other electronic devices, starting in fall 2024, to reduce e-waste  —  A major blow to Apple's Lightning port  —  European Union lawmakers have reached an agreement on legislation that will force …
Ars Technica:
Apple debuts macOS 13 Ventura with its Stage Manager multitasking interface to manage app windows, the ability to share groups of tabs in Safari, and more  —  The new macOS includes updated apps and some multitasking enhancements.  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—As expected, Apple has used the stage …
Andrew Orr / AppleInsider:
macOS Ventura will include Continuity Camera, which lets an iPhone act as a webcam, using the Wide Angle lens for Center Stage and the Ultra Wide for Desk View  —  Announced at the 2022 WWDC, Apple is adding a feature for the iPhone to natively act as a webcam in macOS Ventura for users of iOS 16.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
An in-depth look at Apple's M2 chip: 20B transistors, up from 16B in M1 and 15B in A15, alongside a 10-core GPU, up from an 8-core in M1, and 8K video decoding  —  Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple's WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well …
Francesca Maglione / Bloomberg:
Texas AG Ken Paxton announces an investigation into Twitter for potentially misreporting its bot accounts, after Elon Musk's complaints about the alleged issue  —  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he opened an investigation of Twitter saying the social media platform may be misleading people …
Tory Newmyer / Washington Post:
Sens. Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand release their draft crypto regulation bill, seeking to empower the CFTC over the SEC, a win for the industry  —  The proposal would hand crypto oversight to the CFTC, which the sector views as friendlier than the SEC
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Apple announces Apple Pay Later, letting US users split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments over six weeks without interest or late fees  —  Apple today announced a major update to Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later, which will allow users to split the cost …
Bloomberg:
Sources: the SEC is probing Binance and its 2017 ICO of BNB, now the world's fifth biggest token, on whether BNB is a security that should have been registered  —  US regulators are investigating whether Binance Holdings Ltd. broke securities rules by selling digital tokens just as the crypto exchange …
Patrick Radden Keefe / New Yorker:
An in-depth look at attempts by the US to prosecute hot-headed coder Joshua Schulte, who allegedly leaked the CIA's hacking arsenal, ahead of his June 13 trial  —  A hot-headed coder is accused of exposing the agency's hacking arsenal.  Did he betray his country because he was pissed off at his colleagues?
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple refreshes the MacBook Air with a thinner, non-wedge design, M2, 13.6" display with a notch, MagSafe, fast charging, and a 1080p camera, starting at $1,199  —  Apple today announced its next-generation MacBook Air, starting at $1199, featuring the just-announced M2 chip inside.
The Verge:
Siobhan Roberts / New York Times:
Study: Bitcoin transactions show 64 key players mined most of the cryptocurrency in its first two years, contrary to the ethos of decentralized crypto  —  In myth, the cryptocurrency is egalitarian, decentralized and all but anonymous.  The reality is very different, scientists have found.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Apple unveils watchOS 9 with more watch faces, pinned active apps, new fitness features, expanded running metrics, medication reminders, a new Siri UI, and more  —  Apple also announced new fitness features and watch faces  —  Apple announced today the latest version of its smartwatch platform, watchOS 9.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:

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