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May 3, 2020, 1:10 AM

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New York Times:
How Eric Schmidt is reinventing himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the US military  —  The former Google C.E.O. has reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex.  —  In July 2016, Raymond Thomas …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers detail the increasingly prevalent LockBit ransomware, which may one day reach parity with other feared ransomware packages like Maze or Ryuk  —  You've probably never heard of LockBit, but that's likely to change.  —  Ransomware has emerged as one of the top threats facing large organizations …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Companies are turning to intrusive monitoring of work-from-home employees, with always-on webcam rules, daily check-ins, and not-so-optional company happy hours  —  Always-on webcams, virtual “water coolers,” constant monitoring: Is the tech industry's new dream for remote work actually a nightmare?
Yujie Xue / South China Morning Post:
Report: Huawei's HiSilicon overtakes Qualcomm as China's top smartphone processor supplier; Qualcomm's market share fell from ~38% YoY in Q4 to ~33% YoY in Q1  —  Huawei's secretive chip unit shipped slightly more smartphone processor shipments in the latest quarter despite the coronavirus pandemic …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based Factorial, maker of an all-in-one HR automation platform aimed at SMBs that is used by 60K+ customers, raises €15M Series A funding led by CRV  —  A startup that's hoping to be a contender in the very large and fragmented market of human resources software has captured …

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