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 …
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.
New York Times:
Some teachers in the US say under 50% of their pupils participate in online learning; absence rate seems higher in low-income households, marking digital divide — Teachers at some schools across the country report that less than half of their students are participating in online learning.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Interview with Masayoshi Son on WeWork and the role of the Vision Fund within SoftBank, says he expects 15 companies in the Vision Fund portfolio to go bankrupt — Covering venture capital, software and startups — Between the WeWork debacle and the coronavirus, the markets …
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Interview with Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar on bug-tracking tool Jira, the ongoing evolution of enterprise software, and future of the company — After almost 20 years, Atlassian´s Scott Farquhar believes its tools will be needed more than ever over the coming years.
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
Some independent movie theaters are launching “virtual cinemas” to let patrons stream first-tier films from home as a temporary revenue source amid the pandemic — Greg Laemmle never thought he´d recommend anyone to stream a movie at home. The best way to watch a film …
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 …