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March 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

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M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
Messenger Day's intrusive preview tiles, bad content, and annoying pop-ups have ruined Facebook Messenger  —  The opposite of an ode to Facebook ‘Messenger Day’ … I often find myself pointing to this quote from Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.  It's just so succinctly perfect for so many things.
New York Times:
Sources: Russian security services used infrastructure created by criminal hackers, like Evgeniy Bogachev's ZeuS botnet, to gather intelligence  —  To the F.B.I., Evgeniy M. Bogachev is the most wanted cybercriminal in the world.  The bureau has announced a $3 million bounty for his capture …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Report: AT&T has neglected lower-income neighborhoods in its broadband upgrades in Cleveland  —  “Digital redlining” leaves poor people with the slowest Internet, report says.  —  It's no secret that ISPs can make more money from network upgrades in wealthy neighborhoods than low-income ones …
Caitlin McGarry / PCWorld:
In SXSW interview Nick Denton talks about how Gawker's Hogan coverage could have been better and the importance of conversation-driven platforms to media  —  “Facebook makes me despise many of my friends and Twitter makes me hate the rest of the world," Gawker founder Nick Denton said.
Dan Primack / Axios:
SEC rejects the request to list Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF on BATS stock exchange  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today decided not to mainstream bitcoin, by ruling that it will not permit the public listing of an ETF (exchange traded fund) that would have effectively allowed people …

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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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