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March 6, 2017, 6:10 PM

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MacKeeper:
Major spam group River City Media left 1.4B email addresses, combined with real names, IPs, and often physical addresses, exposed online  —  Today we release details on the innerworkings of a massive, illegal spam operation.  The situation presents a tangible threat to online privacy …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit unveils Alta HR with heart rate monitoring, available at the end of March for $150; Alta HR, Blaze, and Charge 2 get improved sleep tracking  —  This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.  —  Fitbit's thin Alta tracker dropped around this time last year, and the company is already making an update to it.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitch co-founder Justin Kan leaves partner role at Y Combinator to launch his own startup incubator program called Zero-F  —  Serial entrepreneurJustin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program.
More: AxiosTweets: @peterpham and @caseynewton
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter says move from chronological to algorithmic timeline has upped engagement in key metrics including retweets and likes, but doesn't say by how much  —  What do you see when you open Twitter?  Until a year ago, the answer was straightforward: With minor exceptions …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How an image of Chuck Schumer and Putin made it from Reddit to Trump's Twitter account in less than 24 hours  —  Twenty hours.  That's about how long it took for a picture to make its way from the depths of Reddit to the Twitter account of the president of the United States.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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