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Atlanta spent ~$2.6M on recovery efforts after the ransomware attack against city’s systems, though it isn’t clear if the city tried to pay the ~$50,000 ransom (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Atlanta spent ~$2.6M on recovery efforts after the ransomware attack against city’s systems, though it isn’t clear if the city tried to pay the ~$50,000 ransom  —  THE CITY OF Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million on emergency efforts to respond to a ransomware attack […]

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Tim Cook to meet Trump at the White House Wednesday, in a meeting closed to the press, amid US-China trade tensions that could affect Apple’s business in Asia (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Tim Cook to meet Trump at the White House Wednesday, in a meeting closed to the press, amid US-China trade tensions that could affect Apple’s business in Asia  —  Cook attended Tuesday’s state dinner for France’s Macron  —  Apple CEO has urged China and U.S. to […]

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Google rolls out a visual and security revamp of Gmail with confidential mode, email snoozing, nudging for time-sensitive emails, 2FA per message, IRM, more (Vlad Savov/The Verge)

Vlad Savov / The Verge: Google rolls out a visual and security revamp of Gmail with confidential mode, email snoozing, nudging for time-sensitive emails, 2FA per message, IRM, more  —  Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!  —  The world’s most […]

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USCIS tells Senate of its plans to stop letting spouses of H-1B visa holders apply for work permits and is working to rescind “International Entrepreneur Rule” (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire: USCIS tells Senate of its plans to stop letting spouses of H-1B visa holders apply for work permits and is working to rescind “International Entrepreneur Rule”  —  Immigration authorities are cracking down on requirements and conditions for H-1B visas, which many employers …

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Chinese student activist’s letter about faculty intimidation was attached to an ether transaction and posted to the blockchain to evade #MeToo movement censors (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Chinese student activist’s letter about faculty intimidation was attached to an ether transaction and posted to the blockchain to evade #MeToo movement censors  —  Rare student movement seeks to avert government curbs  —  Blockchain was used as an anti-censorship tool in the petition

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Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn  —  Video thumbnails of women engaging in sexual acts with dogs and horses were easily searchable on YouTube as of Monday morning.

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Atlassian updates Trello with a personalized newsfeed, which highlights activity from teams and includes an Up Next section, and improved notifications (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Atlassian updates Trello with a personalized newsfeed, which highlights activity from teams and includes an Up Next section, and improved notifications  —  Trello, the popular card-based project management service owned by Atlassian, is getting a bit of a revamp today.

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Facebook’s WhatsApp announces it will update privacy policy, raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe, and provide a data download tool ahead of GDPR (Paul Sandle/Reuters)

Paul Sandle / Reuters: Facebook’s WhatsApp announces it will update privacy policy, raising its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe, and provide a data download tool ahead of GDPR  —  LONDON (Reuters) – WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O), is raising its minimum age […]