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May 15, 2017, 10:15 AM

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Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
New York Times:
Europol chief says 200K computers in 150 countries were affected by WannaCry ransomware, while experts warn that new wave of attacks next week is likely  —  LONDON — Security experts are warning that the global cyberattack that began on Friday is likely to be magnified in the new workweek …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Payments to the three Bitcoin addresses reportedly hardcoded in the WannaCry ransomware totaled just $26K by Saturday  —  As thousands of organizations work to contain and clean up the mess from this week's devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing …
Troy Hunt:
Phillip Misner / MSRC:
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Lyft and Waymo confirm a deal was reached to collaborate on self-driving cars, which sources say will be through pilot projects and product development efforts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley's most prominent players are teaming up.
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Nintendo plans to release “The Legend of Zelda” for smartphones following “Animal Crossing”, which is slated to ship in the second half of 2017  —  Nintendo plans to offer its game “The Legend of Zelda” for smartphones in the second half of the year …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Two experts say Gizmodo's phishing test for members of Trump's team may invite prosecution under CFAA  —  “Security test” sent to 15 officials, advisors, others skirts the edges of CFAA.  —  Earlier this week, the team at Gizmodo's Special Projects Desk published a report on how they …
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Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Researchers teach drone to fly autonomously by incorporating an obstacle avoidance AI algorithm which was trained using data from 11.5K crashes  —  “Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta, has such a nice abstract that I'll …
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