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June 21, 2024, 6:50 PM

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Bloomberg:
Apple will withhold the release of Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and more in the EU this year, citing concerns about DMA's interoperability requirements  —  - Firm says it'll withhold Apple Intelligence from EU this year  — Big Tech firm cites concerns over EU's Digital Markets Act
Craig Trudell / Bloomberg:
Source: a group that claims to have hacked car dealership software provider CDK Global has demanded tens of millions of dollars in ransom, and CDK plans to pay  —  - Eastern European cybercrime group demanding extortion payment  — CDK down for several days as dealerships experience fallout
Greg Bensinger / Reuters:
Sources: Amazon has considered a $5 to $10 monthly price tag for a revamped Alexa with generative AI features, dubbed “Remarkable Alexa”  —  Amazon (AMZN.O) is planning a major revamp of its decade-old money-losing Alexa service to include a conversational generative AI with two tiers …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
The US Department of the Treasury announces sanctions against 12 Kaspersky executives; the company and its founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky were not included  —  The U.S. government announced Friday sanctions against twelve executives and senior leaders of the Russia-based cybersecurity giant Kaspersky.
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
Andrew Liszewski / The Verge:
Retro game streamer Antstream plans to launch on the App Store with 1,300 titles, the first such launch after Apple allowed game streaming services on iPhone  —  There are now several excellent retro gaming emulators available for Apple's mobile devices, including Delta, RetroArch, and PPSSPP, which focuses on the PlayStation Portable.
BBC:
London hospitals hackers Qilin publish almost 400GB of data, including sensitive patient info, on their darknet site and on Telegram; the NHS is investigating  —  Experts say the hack is one of the most “significant and harmful” cyber attacks ever in the UK.  —  48 mins ago  —  Technology
Todd Spangler / Variety:
A Las Vegas jury convicts five men for operating Jetflicks, which charged $9.99 per month and officials say was one of the largest illegal streamers in the US  —  Five men were convicted by a federal jury in Las Vegas this week for their part in operating Jetflicks, which officials …
Spotify:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time  —  On Spotify, users discover and enjoy music, podcasts, and audiobooks, with various plans that meet our listeners' needs.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Change Healthcare says the February ransomware attack on its systems resulted in the theft of medical records of a “substantial proportion of people” in the US  —  Change Healthcare has confirmed a February ransomware attack on its systems, which brought widespread disruption …
Shirin Ghaffary / Bloomberg:
OpenAI buys Rockset, an enterprise search and analytics startup that raised $105M, integrating both the tech and staff of an acquisition for the first time  —  OpenAI has done acquihires, but this deal marks the first time it will be integrating both the technology and staff of the company it's buying.
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