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May 3, 2020, 8:10 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 …
Paul Karp / The Guardian:
Australia's home affairs department data breach reveals personal details of 774,000 migrants and aspiring migrants, including the outcome of applications  —  Exclusive: Privacy experts say the breach in the SkillsSelect platform, which affects data going back to 2014, was ‘very serious’
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 …
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
Terra Quantum, a Switzerland-based startup developing algorithms for quantum computing, has raised a ~€10M round at a valuation of around €50M  —  Swiss quantum technology company Terra Quantum has raised about €10 million, with a company valuation at around €50 million.
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 …
John Koetsier / Forbes:
According to a Startup Genome survey of 45 countries, nearly three-quarters of startups have laid off full-time employees due to the COVID-19 crisis  —  Three quarters of startups have laid off full-time employees due to COVID-19, according to a Startup Genome survey of 45 countries.

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