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Over 20,000 U.S. organizations breached through Microsoft email flaw: source

More than 20,000 American organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via a recently patched flaw in Microsoft Corp’s flagship email software program, a person familiar with the U.S. government’s response to the hacking spree said on Friday.It is the latest indication of how problems in widely used software can be used as jump...
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Twitter explores ‘undo send’ feature for paying users

Twitter is testing an “undo send” function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted, the company confirmed Friday. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discovers unannounced social media features by looking at the sites’ code, tweeted an animation showing a tweet with a spelling error where an ‘undo’ button was av...
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Cryptocurrency trading exploded last month after Tesla’s bitcoin buy

Cryptocurrency trading surged to record levels in February as the price of bitcoin swung wildly following Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment, new data show. Crypto trading volumes soared 17 percent to more than $2.7 trillion last month as the electric-car maker and other major companies started to embrace digital currency, according to a Friday report...
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Robinhood exec wants users to stop worrying about its business model

Beleaguered no-fee trading app Robinhood is now turning to its chief operating officer to help quell backlash over its response to the “Reddit rally” in January. In a Thursday blog post, Robinhood COO Jim Swartwout vowed to “demystify” the company’s controversial practice of selling order flow to Wall Street. Swartwout, a 50-year-old former executi...
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Amazon opens first UK checkout-free grocery store in London

Enlarge Image The Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in London, Thursday March 4, 2021, where a sign explains for shoppers to pick up items and walk out of the store, contactless, without the need for a till. AP LONDON — Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the US as the company bets...