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November 22, 2020, 3:40 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
GoDaddy confirms some of its staff fell for a social engineering scam, after hackers changed the email and DNS records for a number of crypto trading platforms  —  Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week.
Drew Armstrong / Bloomberg:
A look at Covid Tracking Project, a website run mostly by volunteers, which has become one of the most trusted sources on the spread of COVID-19 in the US  —  At the start of 2020, Amanda French was in between academic jobs.  Her mother had died about a year earlier, and she'd taken time off to help settle her affairs.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Teachers say they are spending hours reviewing tests that were scored incorrectly by auto-grading bots, which try to match a student's response to an answer key  —  Auto-grading software often marks answers incorrect when they are right, giving teachers and families more remote-school headaches
Ayden Férdeline / Increment:
Moving ICANN's public forums online and removing barriers like travel helped it broaden participation, allowing 1,752 people from 130 countries to participate  —  How a foundational internet policy maker responded to a global crisis—and where it goes from here.  —  Remote
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
A look at the growing world of virtual HQs on services like Branch, Gather, and Huddle, which are using spatial tech to create a metaverse dedicated to work  —  ‘The future of transportation is no transportation’  —  In retrospect, 2019 feels like the working world's last dance with spontaneity.
Apoorva Mandavilli / New York Times:
Experts say AI-based apps like qXR, which help clinicians diagnose tuberculosis early, could make an enormous impact on the control of the disease in India  —  In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.
Forbes:
Profile of Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, who is fighting lawsuits that accuse him of fraud and misappropriation of funds at previous business ventures  —  The $4 billion fintech startup is hurtling towards an IPO.  But its volatile leader is fighting multiple lawsuits that could complicate his ambitions.
Max Kim / Rest of World:
Critics of Coupang, South Korea's online retail giant, describe the COVID-19 outbreak at a warehouse as an inevitable outcome of putting efficiency over safety  —  South Korea's Coupang promised to make e-commerce lightning fast.  A Covid-19 outbreak at one of its warehouses shows that its workers paid the price.
TechCrunch:
a16z closes two new funds totaling $4.5B, focused on early and later-stage investments, bringing total assets under management to $16.5B  —  Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning.

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