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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Democratic National Committee believes it was targeted in a hacking attempt by a Russian group in the weeks …
Jan 19, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Q&A with Hadi Partovi on starting Code.org, working on IE at Microsoft, what he is looking for in startup founders, and teaching computer science in schools   —  The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” …
Jan 19, 2019, 1:45 AMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
AT&T to resume advertising on YouTube after pulling its ads in 2017 because they were appearing alongside offensive videos   —  AT&T, one of the nation's biggest marketers, yanked its advertising dollars from YouTube in 2017 because the brand was appearing alongside offensive videos.
Jan 18, 2019, 12:05 PMIn context
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Data from Portland's 4-month scooter program, which capped the number of scooters to ~2K and recorded 700K+ rides, shows scooters often replaced short car trips   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about 16 months ago.  Electric scooters …
Jan 16, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
A simple picture of an egg, posted by an anonymous Instagram user, has set the record for most likes, with over 40M, surpassing Kylie Jenner's 18M record   —  There's nothing special about the egg.  Seems like a fine enough egg.  But more than 22 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner's birth-announcement post.
Jan 15, 2019, 12:20 PMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Some Twitter users in China, of which there are 3.2M, face detention and threats in Beijing's broad and punitive new censorship push   —  SHANGHAI — One man spent 15 days in a detention center.  The police threatened another's family.  A third was chained to a chair for eight hours of interrogation.
Jan 11, 2019, 12:40 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
Some VCs say they are rooting for a market dip to counterbalance an overheated startup market, with a VC at IVP predicting valuations will drop 10%-40% in 2019   —  Some venture capitalists are rooting for a market dip to calm Silicon Valley's overheated start-up scene.
Jan 9, 2019, 6:55 PMIn context
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
Twenty-year-old German man admits to stealing and publishing data on hundreds of lawmakers, journalists, and other figures from every party except far-right AfD   —  BERLIN — A 20-year-old German student took advantage of passwords as weak as “Iloveyou” and “1234” to hack into online accounts …
Jan 8, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Lambda School, which trains students online to be software engineers in exchange for a share of future income, raises $30M Series B from Bedrock, GV, YC, others   —  Income Sharing Agreements are gaining the attention of higher education and Wall Street.  One early success story is getting a boost from venture capital.
Jan 8, 2019, 11:14 AMIn context
New York Times:
A Facebook ad campaign associating Roy Moore with calls for a state alcohol ban during Alabama's Senate race was a false flag operation by Democratic activists   —  The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink …
Jan 7, 2019, 11:40 PMIn context

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