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June 9, 2024, 11:10 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Sources: iOS 18 will let users lock built-in iPhone apps behind Face ID, and it is likely that the feature will also work with Touch ID or an iPhone's passcode  —  iOS 18 will offer a new security feature that allows users to lock individual apps, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
Marko Zivkovic / AppleInsider:
Sources detail Siri's new capabilities, along with the prompts Apple used to test the software, in apps like Camera, Mail, Safari, Notes, and Photos  —  We have exclusively discovered how much iOS 18 and macOS 15 will upgrade Siri and improve everything you do.  Here's what the new-and-improved Siri will be able to do.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The New York Times confirms its internal source code and data leaked on 4chan after being stolen using an exposed GitHub token in January 2024  —  Internal source code and data belonging to The New York Times was leaked on the 4chan message board after being stolen from the company's GitHub repositories …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple's AI push isn't so much about its current devices, but enabling its next wave of AI-intensive devices that may eventually supplant a smartphone  —  Apple's push into artificial intelligence will go beyond software and help enable a wave of next-generation devices.
Zuha Siddiqui / Rest of World:
How Uber-owned Careem went from Pakistan's ride-hailing leader to a distant third player after deprioritizing the country due to its unstable economy  —  After falling from dominance, Careem is experimenting — from corporate rides to price bidding — to maintain its presence in Pakistan.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Rumors and body-shaming spread through a Vermont high school after students signed up for Fizz, an anonymous message board app for schools that has raised $40M+  —  An anonymous message board meant for school chatter quickly turned toxic in Vermont  —  An app lets high-schoolers post anonymously …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a white disc-less Xbox Series X for $449.99, and a 2TB Galaxy Black model of the original Xbox Series X for $599.99, coming holiday 2024  —  Microsoft is making the white version of the Xbox Series X official today.  The new console option won't include a disc drive, and will be entirely all-digital.
NOTUS:
X remains a popular destination for people highly engaged in politics, with DC insiders reluctantly buying blue checks and candidates paying for cheap ads  —  While former President Donald Trump was actively being convicted by a jury of his peers in New York City last week …
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
A judge, not a jury, will give the verdict in the antitrust trial about Google's ad business, after Google paid $2.3M to cover US government's monetary damages  —  A judge rather than a jury will decide whether Google violated federal antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising.

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