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June 16, 2019, 3:31 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: US Cyber Command is deploying offensive malware in Russia's power grid, using powers granted in 2018 by Congress and a secret presidential directive  —  WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin …
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey on plans to hire a team of five engineers and one designer, reporting directly to him at Square, to work on contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem  —  NO JERKS ALLOWED.  —  Square is a company best known for its disruptive card payment technology.
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Developers say they have mixed feelings about the “Sign In With Apple” button and Apple's decision to make it mandatory for apps with other sign-in systems  —  APPLE ISN'T ALWAYS the first company to introduce a particular product or service.  But when it does finally decide …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Lemonade, the digital insurance company that has raised $480M, is expanding into Europe, with its first launch in Germany  —  Lemonade, the insurance company that's raised $480 million, is today expanding into Europe with the launch of Lemonade in Germany.  —  As part of the launch …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
ADDI, a Colombia-based point-of-sale lending startup, reveals it had raised $12.5M Series A from a16z in April, following $3.8M in seed rounds since Sept. 2018  —  Andreessen Horowitz <3 Latin American startups.  —  Latin America is the only region outside of the U.S. where the venture firm …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Paris-based video game developer Novaquark, which had raised $11.4M on Kickstarter in 2018 for its Dual Universe MMO game, has raised $11.2M in VC funding  —  French video game developer Novaquark has raised $11.2 million in funding for its fan-created Dual Universe science fiction massively multiplayer online game.

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