Techmeme
December 13, 2021, 5:55 AM

Top News

Filippo Valsorda / Filippo.io:
How the role of open-source maintainers could be professionalized, as the maintainer who fixed the Log4j zero-day says he works on the project in his spare time  —  Open Source software runs the Internet, and by extension the economy.  This is an undisputed fact about reality in 2021.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researchers spot waves of attacks targeting unpatched Apache servers with the Log4j bug, exfiltrating data, spreading botnets, installing crypto miners, more  —  Threat actors and researchers are scanning for and exploiting the Log4j Log4Shell vulnerability to deploy malware or find vulnerable servers.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Narendra Modi's Twitter account was briefly compromised, tweeting that India had adopted bitcoin as legal tender and linking to a sketchy website  —  The Twitter account of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “briefly compromised” on Sunday, his office said.
Richa Naidu / Reuters:
Rescuers confirm at least six workers died in an Amazon warehouse hit by tornadoes in Illinois; authorities shift from rescue to recovery efforts  —  Six Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers were confirmed dead on Saturday after a series of tornadoes roared through a warehouse near St. Louis …
Financial Times:
Interview with UK's GCHQ head about the agency's upcoming cyber strategy, issues with state-sponsored digital currencies, hacking firms like NSO, and more  —  GCHQ head warns technology could allow Beijing to monitor users and exert control over global currency transactions
CNBC:
AWS blames its hours-long Tuesday outage on network devices overloading, plans to revamp its status page to address complaints about updates and support cases  —  - A major Amazon Web Services outage on Tuesday started after network devices got overloaded, the company said on Friday.
Sha Hua / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alibaba fired a female employee who accused a supervisor of rape, allegations that triggered widespread debate in July over workplace sexual misconduct  —  In dismissal notice, Chinese e-commerce giant alleges she spread false information that damaged the company's reputation
Founder Collective:
Analysis of 166 tech IPOs from 2010 to 2019: the 30 most valuable startups raised half as much capital and produced nearly 4X the value as the 30 most funded  —  Does raising a large amount of capital make a startup more likely to succeed?  Is capital a weapon?  Do startup founders need to “go big or go home?”

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Climate Draft:
Join the Climate Draft!  —  Our network is now open for all climate-concerned individuals, and software engineers can apply for our next invite-only draft.
Zoho:
Fine tune your queue announcements, hold music, and ringing patterns to engage and guide your callers while they wait in a call queue  —  Imagine your busiest business hours get hit with an unexpected surge of incoming calls.
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find the top reporters on AI, NFTs, VR, AR, VC and much more  —  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to identify the most influential writers on 46 topics.  Download reports immediately for just $100.  No sub needed!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Mon. 10/03 - Kim Kardashian In Crypto Trouble
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:55 AM ET, December 13, 2021.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

New York Times:
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:

Earlier Picks

Mishaal Rahman:
Ben Brody / Protocol:
CNBC: