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March 6, 2021, 2:00 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 …
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 …
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 …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Tim Wu, an outspoken critic of Big Tech, is joining the National Economic Council as a special assistant to President Biden for tech and competition policy  —  Tim Wu's appointment to the National Economic Council would signal a confrontational approach by the Biden administration.
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.”
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: India threatened to jail Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter employees if the companies don't comply with takedown requests related to farmer protests  —  Country flexes new powers over big platforms while companies are counting on world's second-largest population for growth
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Eco, a personal finance app that offers yields of 2.5% to 5% and cash back for shopping at Amazon, Uber, and DoorDash, raises $26M led by a16z crypto  —  Just over a decade ago, Uber cleverly combined existing technologies into an on-demand taxi service.  Without a confluence …
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Square acquires a majority stake in Jay-Z's streaming service Tidal for $297M; Jay-Z will join Square's board  —  What did Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey talk about when they went yachting around the Hamptons together last summer?  Perhaps only Beyoncé knows.  —  Maybe now we do, too.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Leaked interface shows that Twitter is testing an “undo send” feature which may be a button that doubles as a progress bar  —  A work-in-progress interface has been unearthed  —  A potential animation for Twitter's long-rumored “undo send” feature has been discovered …

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