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April 9, 2017, 5:35 AM

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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 …
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
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
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Super-voting shares in Uber held by Kalanick and his allies mean the board has little control over who fills CEO role  —  The rise of super-voting shares in Silicon Valley has given founders the ultimate job security.  —  As the calamities amass at Uber, many people—including me—have called for new leadership.
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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 …
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.
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.
Tweets: @taylorjwofford
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.

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