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March 2, 2018, 7:50 AM

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
GitHub hit with the largest ever DDoS attack of 1.35Tbps on Feb. 28; attacker abused publicly accessible memcached instances, taking the site down for 6+ mins  —  ON WEDNESDAY, AT about 12:15pm ET, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once.
Wall Street Journal:
Former recruiter sues Google, says YouTube set minority hiring quotas, stopped hiring white and Asian males last year for tech jobs, fired him for complaining  —  A former employee alleges tech firm set quotas for hiring minorities  —  YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Garrett Camp proposes Eco, a cryptocurrency that would run on verified nodes at universities and research institutes and have collective mining incentives  —  In November, Garrett Camp had just returned from his first trip to Africa—an “eye-opening” experience, he said …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Dropbox says it's partnering with Google to bring G Suite integration to Dropbox by end of the year  —  It's been an eventful week for Dropbox coming off its announcement last Friday that it was finally going public, but that doesn't mean the business stops.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it's ending test in six countries that moved Pages' posts from News Feed to secondary Explore Feed, is also ending Explore Feed bookmark globally  —  Facebook has ended a test that put publishers in one feed and friends in another.  —  Facebook has decided it's a bad idea …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Twitter says it's seeking proposals from experts to assess its “health” and whether it's fostering positive debate or enabling “abuse, spam, and manipulation”  —  Twitter, like other major tech companies, has faced a year of punishing criticism, as it's been roiled by misinformation …
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft launches Soundscape as a free iPhone app in US and UK that uses 3D audio to help the visually impaired locate points of interest  —  In recent years, Microsoft has worked on a number of projects to assist people with visual impairments.  Those have taken the form of everything …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
IDC data for Q4 2017 wearable shipments: Apple on top with 8M, up 57.5% YoY, ahead of Fitbit with 5.4M, down 17.3% YoY, and Xiaomi with 4.9M, down 4.5% YoY  —  As demand for wearable electronics continues to grow, Apple has taken a decisive lead away from rivals Fitbit and Xiaomi, IDC reports today.
Deutsche Welle:
Germany says hackers infiltrated government computers; sources point to Russian group APT28, say malware could have been in system for up to a year  —  German security services have admitted they uncovered a cyberattack on the government in December.  Sources say the malware had been planted …

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