“We’ve got Trump tax returns,” Rachel Maddow tweeted on Tuesday. What she actually had: Two anticlimactic pages of a 2005 1040 form. Before Maddow’s on-air reveal, the White House undercut her scoop by announcing that Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005, and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. [Dylan Byers / CNN]
U.S. officials are planning to issue indictments related to the 2013/2014 hacking attacks against Yahoo. The Department of Justice is accusing four people of participating in massive online security breaches that compromised hundreds of millions of user accounts. [Brian Womack / Bloomberg]
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. In The Atlantic, Liza Mundy explains why not much has changed around sexism and racism — and what might actually work. [Liza Mundy / The Atlantic]
SXSW is just another place to stare at your phone, muses The Verge’s Lauren Goode after a few days in Austin. Unless you’re Kara Swisher. Last night, Recode’s executive editor was inducted into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame, which “recognizes pioneers in the interactive community whose career achievements have charted the course for the future of the digital industry.” [Meghann Farnsworth / Recode]
This email newsletter raised $300K from its (affluent, largely Silicon Valley–based) readers in 55 hours. (No, not this newsletter.) The Hustle, a general-interest tech and business newsletter, has grown to 300,000 subscribers in less than a year. And it’s profitable. [Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab]
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