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March 6, 2021, 10:50 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: at least 30K US organizations have been hacked by an aggressive Chinese espionage group exploiting unpatched flaws in Microsoft's Exchange Server  —  At least 30,000 organizations across the United States — including a significant number of small businesses, towns …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Jack Dorsey has listed his original tweet, “just setting up my twttr”, as an NFT on auction site Valuables  —  Apparently you can actually sell your tweets as NFT  —  Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter, a man who stans bitcoin right on his Twitter bio …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple has removed all build-to-order configurations of iMac Pro from its store, signaling discontinuation; only base model is available “while supplies last”  —  The iMac Pro does not seem to be long for this world as the Apple Store on Friday removed all build-to-order configurations for the product.
Adam Klasfeld / Law & Crime:
US indicts John McAfee for fraud and money laundering over an alleged $13M cryptocurrency “pump-and-dump” scheme  —  Antivirus software mogul John McAfee, who has been awaiting extradition from Spain on tax evasion charges since late last year, just had his legal woes compounded …
Riley de León / CNBC:
Online learning provider Coursera files its S-1, reports 2020 net losses widened to $66.8M, up 46% YoY, on revenue growth of $293.5M, up 59% YoY  —  - Coursera filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “COUR.”
Benjamin Pimentel / Protocol:
With Tidal, Square may give artists more control over the revenue streams they create, offer advances, royalty processing, and more traditional label services  —  It was a big week for Jack Dorsey, who started by turning heads in Wall Street, and then went Hollywood with an unexpected music-streaming deal.
Will Oremus / OneZero :
Q&A with Twitter's senior director of curation Joanna Geary on how her team decides which trends to summarize and how to contextualize them, more  —  ‘Twitter description guy’ isn't a guy.  It's Twitter's curation team, and I talked to the woman who runs it.
Annabelle Williams / Insider:
Report: 96.9% of Bay Area tech startups remained in the region in 2020; of those that moved, 21% moved to New York, 21% to other parts of CA, and 12% to TX  —  - A survey from Telstra Ventures shows that the majority of startups stayed in San Francisco in 2020.
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