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Payments processor used by governments in AR and OK to collect court fines and utility payments left years of transactions exposed, now shared on a hacker forum (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Payments processor used by governments in AR and OK to collect court fines and utility payments left years of transactions exposed, now shared on a hacker forum  —  A payments processor used by local governments to collect court fines and utility bill payments from residents across Arkansas …

Microsoft buys corp.com, a domain that receives sensitive info from misconfigured Windows PCs, for an undisclosed sum to keep it out of the hands of bad actors (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: Microsoft buys corp.com, a domain that receives sensitive info from misconfigured Windows PCs, for an undisclosed sum to keep it out of the hands of bad actors  —  In February, KrebsOnSecurity told the story of a private citizen auctioning off the dangerous domain corp.com for the starting price of $1.7 million.

A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle Covid-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more (Daphne Leprince-Ringuet/ZDNet)

Daphne Leprince-Ringuet / ZDNet: A look at how big tech companies and startups are helping governments around the world tackle Covid-19, with chatbots, supercomputers, hackathons, and more  —  Governments around the world have called on the help of the technology industry.  Here are a few of the projects in the works.

PwC report: the total number of crypto MTITELTITELTITELTITELA deals dropped from 189 in 2018 to 114 last year, while the value of MTITELTITELTITELTITELA deals dropped from $1.89B to $451M (Nathan DiCamillo/CoinDesk)

Nathan DiCamillo / CoinDesk: PwC report: the total number of crypto M&A deals dropped from 189 in 2018 to 114 last year, while the value of M&A deals dropped from $1.89B to $451M  —  Crypto companies kept buying each other last year even as both M&A and funding deal flow in the industry took a dive, according to a report released Monday by PwC.

Tim Cook says Apple has now sourced 20M+ masks for healthcare workers from its supply chain, has designed and is shipping face shields at a rate of 1M per week (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Tim Cook says Apple has now sourced 20M+ masks for healthcare workers from its supply chain, has designed and is shipping face shields at a rate of 1M per week  —  Tim Cook is back with another update on Apple´s ongoing efforts to help healthcare professionals amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

How Silicon Valley food caterers, event planners, venue owners, models, DJs, and others who relied on tech parties and events are coping with the loss of income (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)

Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC: How Silicon Valley food caterers, event planners, venue owners, models, DJs, and others who relied on tech parties and events are coping with the loss of income  —  - Performers, food caterers, event planners, venue owners, models, DJs and others that rely on the tech industry´s parties …
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