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May 14, 2021, 3:20 PM

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BBC:
The Irish health service shuts down its IT system after a “significant” ransomware attack that is having a severe impact on health and social care services  —  Ireland's health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DarkSide, the gang behind Colonial attack, claims it lost control of web servers and funds, as researchers wonder if it is due to US takedown or an exit scam  —  A day after US President Joe Biden said the US plans to disrupt the hackers behind the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack …
Bloomberg:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Starlink review: nice hardware yielding a moderately fast, very inconsistent connection, but has line-of-sight issues with even a tree able to block the signal  —  The problem with reality is that it is very irritating.  —  In our imaginations, we might dream of a satellite internet system …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Google is leading an effort, supported by many tech giants, to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas  —  - Google is leading an effort to maintain work authorization for tens of thousands of people whose spouses hold H-1B visas …
BBC:
A peer-reviewed study finds UK's NHS contact-tracing app reduced the second wave by roughly 25%, averting ~594,000 out of 1.89M cases from October-December 2020  —  The NHS contact-tracing app had a significant impact on lowering the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, a peer-reviewed paper has found.
Reuters:
Ireland's High Court rejects Facebook's bid to block Data Protection Commissioner's decision that may force the company to stop sending EU user data to the US  —  Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected a Facebook bid to block an inquiry by the Irish data regulator that could halt Facebook's data flows …
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Cisco acquires Kenna Security, which uses real world exploit data and predictive modeling to asses the risk level of vulnerabilities in company networks  —  Announcing its third startup acquisition in a week, Cisco Systems Inc. today revealed plans to buy Kenna Security Inc. …

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