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March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM

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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:
After Jack Dorsey promoted an auction on the site Valuables for an NFT of his very first tweet, the bids for “just setting up my twttr” reach $2M  —  Apparently you can actually sell your tweets as NFT  —  Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple confirms it'll discontinue iMac Pro after supplies end, says 27" iMac introduced in August is the preferred choice for the vast majority of pro iMac users  —  Apple on late Friday evening added a “while supplies last” notice to its iMac Pro product page worldwide …
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 …
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Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Q&A: WhatsApp's Will Cathcart on the Facebook-Apple feud, WhatsApp's new privacy policy, competing apps, and the debate over message “traceability” in India  —  'If you're talking about break encryption, it's really hard for me to imagine being comfortable with it'
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.
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.”
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.
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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