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March 1, 2021, 7:35 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The WikiLeaks-style group DDoSecrets claims that Parler-like site Gab has been breached and is now set to share 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more  —  The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Pres. Biden says there should be “no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda” by Amazon amid its warehouse workers' vote on whether to form a union in AL  —  - ‘The choice to join a union is up to the workers,’ Biden said  — Mail-in voting for 6,000 workers began in mid-February
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Verizon support advised its users in a now-deleted tweet to “turn on LTE”, which would turn off 5G, to preserve battery life  —  This, despite the carrier's relentless promotion of its 5G network  —  Despite its relentless promotion of 5G phones and the fact that it spent …
Jason Aten / Inc.com:
A look at Clubhouse's privacy flaws: room audio is “temporarily” saved for trust and safety purposes, user accounts or personal data can't be deleted, and more  —  Clubhouse was sort of perfectly made for the pandemic.  People aren't going out, and they're desperately searching for social connections and entertainment.
Bob Davis / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Biden's efforts to partner with allies to boost key tech sectors and counter China, going beyond Trump-era measures like restricting sales of SMIC  —  Combined efforts in semiconductors, artificial intelligence seen as way to thwart Beijing's ambitions
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Skydio raises $171M led by a16z at a valuation of $1B+, the first significant fundraising by a US-based drone maker after China's DJI was blacklisted by the US  —  Placement of DJI on trade blacklist has opened new opportunities for US manufacturers  —  California-based Skydio has become …
Antonio Garcia-Martinez / The Pull Request:
Q&A with Lambda School's Austen Allred on how the company helps bridge the class divide for students, like setting up bank accounts for those who don't have one  —  Austen Allred and the class escalator  —  Austen Allred is the CEO and founder of Lambda School, a unique coding school …
Mario Gabriele / The Generalist:
How Reddit, at ~$6B arguably one of the most undervalued companies in world, can unlock the next step-change in valuation and protect against niche competitors  —  One of social media's oldest companies is also its most undervalued. … ‍  —  “You ever stop to realize how fragile all this is?”

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