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May 26, 2019, 10:45 AM

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New York Times:
The leaked NSA exploit EternalBlue is being used by hackers to paralyze American cities like Allentown, San Antonio, and most recently Baltimore  —  For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers …
Li Jin / Andreessen Horowitz:
The state of the podcasting industry in 2019, including key trends and monetization strategies of audio apps in China  —  In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The imaginary “race” to 5G has been foisted on us by telecom giants which want something new to sell at high prices, instead of competing to improve service  —  No one seems to have a good answer to this question  —  I have a dumb question that no one seems capable of answering directly: Why is 5G a race?
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sofar Sounds, which charges users $15-$30 to attend concerts in people's living rooms while paying bands just $100 for a 25-minute set, raises $25M Series B  —  Tired of noisy music venues where you can hardly see the stage?  Sofar Sounds puts on concerts in people's living rooms …
Beatrice Christofaro / Business Insider:
A look at Plum Island, a highly restricted island off the coast of New York City, where DARPA stages mock cyber attacks on the power grid every six months  —  - Every six months, DARPA stages mock cyber attacks a highly restricted island off the coast of New York.

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