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August 6, 2023, 3:14 AM

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Jonathan Greig / The Record:
The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on Prospect Medical Holdings, which runs 16 hospitals and 166 outpatient clinics and centers in CA, CT, PA, and RI  —  A major hospital network with arms in multiple states is dealing with widespread network outages due to a cyberattack, which the FBI confirms is ransomware.
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
X delays its Ads Revenue Sharing program's payouts that were set for the week of July 31, saying the volume of people signing up “has exceeded our expectations”  —  In news that isn't very surprising given the recent history of Twitter, which Elon Musk is currently rebranding to X …
Reuters:
Elon Musk says X will fund the legal bills of people who have been “unfairly treated” by their employer “due to posting or liking something on this platform”  —  Elon Musk has said his X social media platform will fund the legal bills of people who have been treated unfairly …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
US lawmakers are quickly advancing an anti-sex, anti-speech agenda in the name of kids' online safety, which could soon entangle every adult internet user  —  Anti-speech laws are spreading from states to Congress, and the future of online speech could hang in the balance
Meduza.io:
Russian independent news outlet Meduza says Apple removed its flagship podcast from Apple Podcasts; source: Roskomnadzor asked Apple to remove the show  —  Meduza has received a notice from Apple, informing our media that our flagship podcast “What Happened” has been removed from the Apple Podcasts streaming platform.
Varsha Bansal / Wired:
Some workers say on-demand home services startup Urban Company, which helped Indian women enter the gig economy, pushed them out for not meeting steep targets  —  Home services platform Urban Company helped Indian women get into the gig economy.  Now they say it's setting impossible targets and then abandoning them.
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Microsoft fixes an Azure flaw that could have let hackers access sensitive data, after criticism from the CEO of cybersecurity risk management company Tenable  —  Microsoft has resolved a vulnerability that allows threat actors to gain access to information managed by Azure AD …
Harmeet Singh Walia / Counterpoint Research:
Global smartphone revenue fell 8% YoY and 15% QoQ to under $90B in Q2 2023; Apple had a record 45% share of global smartphone revenue and an 85% share of profit  —  - Apple led global smartphone revenues and operating profit with record June-quarter shares of 45% and 85% respectively.
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