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March 15, 2017, 9:15 PM

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Department of Justice indicts three Russians, including two intelligence agency employees, and a Canadian in connection with 2014 Yahoo breach  —  Two members of a Russian intelligence agency “protected, directed, facilitated, and paid” hackers to break into Yahoo's systems in 2014 …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FBI says Yahoo hack likely began with a spear phishing email to a “semi-privileged” Yahoo employee  —  Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The indictment unsealed Wednesday by US authorities against two agents …
Pete Pachal / Mashable:
Google debuts Family Link in limited beta for Android, letting parents supervise web access, Gmail account creation, app downloading, more for kids under 13  —  Google has its eye on your kids.  —  The tech giant is opening up its many online services to kids under 13 with a new tool called Family Link …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Behind Genius' shift from web annotations to becoming a video-focused media company, after laying off a quarter of its staff last month  —  Genius, which raised $56.9 million on the promise that it would one day annotate the entire internet, has been losing its minds.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
GitLab acquires Gitter, which develops chat rooms for code repositories, with plans to open source the code  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  GitLab, a startup that provides open source and premium source code repository software that people use to collaborate on software, is announcing today that it has acquired Gitter …
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Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
DeepMind researchers detail algorithm for training neural nets on multiple sequential tasks, allowing neural nets to retain knowledge while learning new tasks  —  Breakthrough should improve ability to learn sequence of tasks  —  Research may also have implication for study of brain synapses

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