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Get smart: Atlanta officials worked through the weekend to recover from a cyberattack that has paralyzed critical municipal services for more than a week. A group of hackers held the aspiring smart city’s systems hostage starting March 22, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to return things to normal. Experts aren’t all that surprised though; they’ve been warning about the threat for years. CityLab’s Linda Poon speaks with a cybersecurity expert about why cities need to get serious: “If a serious attacker proposed to bring down a city, they could do it.”
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Transit nerds of the world unite—then fight! Transit Maps is hosting a World Cup of Transit Maps, pitting 32 rail-system maps against each other in a knock-out tournament on Twitter. The first rounds—New York vs. Delhi, and London vs. Istanbul—start on Wednesday at 6 a.m. and noon at Pacific Daylight Time. CityLab classic: Can you guess the city by its transit stops?
What We’re Reading
Signs of progress emerge as Sacramento protests over Stephon Clark’s killing remain tense (Washington Post)
China and Millennials will save the electric car (Wired)
Teens are updating the New York subway’s Wikipedia pages (New York Times)
New York City pilot gives bikes a head start like pedestrians (Streetsblog)
How Nashville became one big bachelorette party (BuzzFeed News)