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May 26, 2019, 9:00 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 …
Paris Martineau / Wired:
Airbnb to give NYC data on 17K+ listings, plus data on every listing between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 18, 2019 that could have potentially violated NY rental laws  —  FOR MUCH OF the past decade, Airbnb and New York City have been embroiled in a high-profile feud.  Airbnb wants legitimacy in its biggest market.
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Dutch authorities seize the bitcoin transaction mixer bestmixer.io, accusing it of money laundering, say it is the first such takedown  —  The Dutch Financial Criminal Investigative Service has seized the website of a bitcoin transaction mixer in a crackdown involving Europol and other authorities.
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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