The Switch: NSA officials worried about the day its potent hacking tool would get loose. Then it did.

The Republican push to repeal net neutrality will get underway this week; Amazon refreshes its tablet lineup and drops the price on the Fire 8 HD; The hacking group that leaked NSA secrets claims it has data on foreign nuclear programs; Your MP3s are going to be just fine; Hackers are reportedly holding a Disney film for ransom; Lyft and Waymo team up on self-driving cars, while a judge deals Uber a blow;
 
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NSA officials worried about the day its potent hacking tool would get loose. Then it did.
One former employee said the hacking tool was so powerful it was like “fishing with dynamite.”
The Republican push to repeal net neutrality will get underway this week
The FCC is expected to vote on Thursday.
 
Amazon refreshes its tablet lineup and drops the price on the Fire 8 HD
Amazon released four new tablet models Wednesday.
 
The hacking group that leaked NSA secrets claims it has data on foreign nuclear programs
They say they plan to release the bugs as part of a new, Spotify-like subscription service.
 
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Your MP3s are going to be just fine
The company that holds the licensing to the MP3 has said they won’t renew their hold on the file. But nothing will happen to your music library.
 
Hackers are reportedly holding a Disney film for ransom
It’s the latest move by hackers attempting to extort Hollywood.
 
Lyft and Waymo team up on self-driving cars, while a judge deals Uber a blow
Lyft and Waymo are partnering to test driverless-car technology.
 
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