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April 10, 2017, 2:55 AM

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New York Times:
Hackers breach Dallas warning system, repeatedly sounding all of the city's 156 emergency sirens  —  Officials in Dallas said the city's warning system was hacked late on Friday night, disrupting the city when all 156 of its emergency sirens sounded into the early hours of Saturday morning.
Greg Otto / Cyberscoop:
Months after failing to sell NSA hacking tools, The Shadow Brokers hacking group 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 …
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Super-voting shares in Uber held by Kalanick and his allies mean the board has little influence 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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Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't 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
Violet Blue / Engadget:
Cancellation of FCC's ISP privacy rules drives Virtual Private Network adoption, but VPNs can have privacy issues of their own  —  If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise.  Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress …
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

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