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April 8, 2017, 8:20 PM

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Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Labor Department says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says government provided no data  —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Greg Otto / Cyberscoop:
Months after failing to sell NSA hacking tools, hacking group The Shadow Brokers publicly releases the alleged exploits  —  The Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group linked to exploits stolen from the National Security Agency, released a large catalog of files Saturday that give further insight …
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Walt Mossberg is retiring in June, shortly after the 2017 Code Conference, ending a 47-year career at publications including the WSJ, Recode, and The Verge  —  Thanks for reading, watching, listening  —  It was a June day when I began my career as a national journalist.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds fact checking information to search results and Google News worldwide  —  Last October, Google launched support to highlight fact-checking articles within Google News in the US and the UK.  Now those articles will get special presentation as part of general Google searches worldwide.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover BrickerBot-powered botnet attacks that are designed to brick poorly secured Linux-based routers and other IoT devices  —  Ongoing “BrickerBot” attacks might be trying to kill devices before they can join a botnet.  —  Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed …
Michael Kan / ITworld.com:
WikiLeaks: After Russian-made Carberp financial malware was leaked in 2013, CIA borrowed elements of the malware for deployment on Windows systems  —  The CIA's hacking operations allegedly borrowed elements from the Carberp financial malware when the code was leaked in 2013
Taylor Wofford / Motherboard:
Current and former insiders of Something Awful on how forums on the site, which was founded in 1999, presaged current internet culture  —  I sometimes suspect that we're seeing something in the Internet as significant as the birth of cities.  It's something that profound and with that sort of infinite possibilities.
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David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Twitch is asking Canadian court to force PayPal, CloudFlare, others to hand over identifying info of a spambot creator  —  PayPal, Cloudflare, Shaw, and Whois “are involved” in attacks, Twitch claims.  —  Amazon-owned video streaming site Twitch is taking a scorched-earth approach in a bid …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Uber responds to Waymo's lawsuit in a court filing, says it never received the documents Levandowski downloaded from Waymo, has different Lidar design, more  —  Uber has said from the beginning that Google's claims of intellectual-property theft involving self-driving-car technology are “meritless.”
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask @ALT_uscis Twitter account that criticized Trump, prompting Twitter to drop its lawsuit  —  Just one day after being sued in federal court, Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask the @Alt_USCIS account …
David Shepardson / Reuters:

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