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May 12, 2017, 9:25 PM

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Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
WannaCry ransomware attacks reportedly spotted in 99 countries on Friday, including UK, US, Spain, Italy, China, Russia, and Taiwan  —  A massive ransomware campaign appears to have attacked a number of organisations across Europe.  —  Screenshots of a well known program that locks computers …
Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
Multiple hospitals across UK hit by ransomware attack, locking staff out of their computers and forcing hospitals to divert emergency patients  —  Many hospitals having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money … Hospitals across England have been hit …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Hackers are using EternalBlue vulnerability discovered by NSA and an exploit released by Shadow Brokers to infect unpatched Windows computers with WannaCry  —  A new strain of ransomware has spread quickly all over the world, causing crisis in National Health Service hospitals and facilities around England …
Apple:
Apple awards Corning a $200M investment from its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund; the money will go toward R&D, capital equipment, and glass processing  —  $200M Investment Supports Revolutionary Glass Production Methods  —  Harrodsburg, Kentucky — Apple today announced Corning Incorporated …
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Google's Project Treble in Android O tries to make vendor and carrier updates easier by separating vendor specific implementations from the higher levels of OS  —  How Google can build one update that works everywhere.  —  In March 2016, when the Android N developer preview was released, we noticed something was different.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Judge in Waymo-Uber suit rejects Uber's bid for private arbitration, sends the case to DOJ for investigation  —  A judge has denied Uber's request to force Waymo's case against the company into arbitration.  —  Judge William Alsup's denial is the first major decision in the case since …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Study by UCSF and Cardiogram app shows Apple Watch paired with deep neural network detects atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, with 97% accuracy  —  New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram …
Ben Munson / Fierce Cable:
comScore introduces Total Home Panel, a service to offer viewership data for OTT services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu  —  ComScore to offer viewership numbers for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu  —  Through what it's calling a “breakthrough,” ComScore says it will now be able to offer OTT activity statistics …

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