June 19, 2023, 5:45 PM

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Carly Page / TechCrunch:
The BlackCat ransomware gang threatens to release 80GB of data allegedly stolen from Reddit; the company says BlackCat's claims relate to a February 5 attack  —  Hackers are threatening to release confidential data stolen from Reddit unless the company pays a ransom demand - and reverses its controversial API price hikes.
Gabriela Galindo / Wired:
How Apple is trying to gain IP rights over depictions of apples globally, worrying Fruit Union Suisse that the 111-year-old company may need to change its logo  —  Apple, the company, wants rights to the image of apples, the fruit, in Switzerland—one of dozens of countries where it's flexing its legal muscles.
Nikou Asgari / Financial Times:
Sources: internal teams at Singapore-based trade tokens for profit on the exchange and elsewhere, a little-known fact since the company's 2016 launch  —  Singapore group has desk to profit from market moves  —, the exchange endorsed by Hollywood actor Matt Damon …
Jon / The Nexus Of Privacy:
Amid ongoing Reddit protests, decentralized link aggregation and discussion forum projects Lemmy and KBin grow to a total of 70K+ MAUs and nearly 600 instances  —  Draft!  Work in Progress!  Feedback welcome! … Contents:  — Eight days later ...  - Experiment to find what approaches …
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Some publishers say they have seen a sharp drop in Facebook traffic since May 2023; Echobox: the share of traffic to publisher sites from Facebook fell ~50% YoY  —  With no communication from the company, publishers relying on Facebook traffic are at the mercy of the inscrutable algorithm, and they say it's punishing them.
Tim Hakki / Decrypt:
Twitter suspends Explain This Bob, a GPT-4 chatbot tied to the BOB Token, after Elon Musk called the account a “scam”; Musk replied “I love Bob” in April 2023  —  The move marks an abrupt about-face for Musk, who had previously engaged with the bot's content on Twitter.
John Carreyrou / New York Times:
A look at the orchestrated downfall of Kyle Roche, co-founder of Roche Freedman LLP, known for suing crypto companies and getting a verdict against Craig Wright  —  Kyle Roche was a rising star in the field of cryptocurrency law — until his career imploded.  Who orchestrated his downfall?

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