Margaret Hamilton: ‘They worried that the men might rebel. They didn’t’ — The Guardian

The trailblazing computer scientist talks about being in charge of the software for the 1969 Apollo moon landing, along with Zoë Corbyn. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/13/margaret-hamilton-computer-scientist-interview-software-apollo-missions-1969-moon-landing-nasa-women

Trump’s tax law threatened TurboTax’s profits. So the company started charging the disabled, the...

Intuit executives came up with a way to preserve the company’s hefty profit margins: It began charging more low-income people, writes Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel. https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-tax-law-threatened-turbotax-profits-started-charging-disabled-unemployed-and-students#

New legislation aims to prepare American infrastructure for Internet of Things explosion — Geekwire

Rep. Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington and former Microsoft executive, has introduced legislation to prepare for the spike in internet-connected devices, writes Monica Nickelsburg. Here is the link: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/new-legislation-aims-prepare-american-infrastructure-internet-things-explosion/

Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers — Ars Technica

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has notified almost 10,000 customers in the past year that they’re being targeted by nation-sponsored hackers, writes Dan Goodin. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/microsoft-warns-10000-customers-theyre-targeted-by-nation-sponsored-hackers/

Sources: Blackstone will buy mobile video ad firm Vungle for $750 million; founder lawsuit...

Private equity giant Blackstone said it has agreed to acquire Vungle, a mobile video ad company, writes Dean Takahashi. Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/15/sources-blackstone-will-buy-mobile-video-ad-firm-vungle-for-750-million-lawsuit-settled-with-founder/

Qualcomm bumps top smartphone chip in preparation for fall — Gizmodo

The new Snapdragon 855 Plus features refreshed specs including new Qualcomm Kyro 485 Prime CPU cores with improved clock speeds, writes Sam Rutherford. Here is the link: https://gizmodo.com/qualcomm-bumps-top-smartphone-chip-in-preparation-for-f-1836376345

Starting today, everyone’s desktop version of Twitter will look completely different — BGR

If you open Twitter on the web today and are greeted with a completely new look, don’t be surprised, says Andy Meek. Here is the link: https://bgr.com/2019/07/15/twitter-desktop-redesign-new-features-rolling-out/

Symantec and Broadcom cease deal negotiations: Sources — CNBC

Symantec and Broadcom have ceased deal negotiations, writes Thomas Franck. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/15/symantec-and-broadcom-cease-deal-negotiations-sources.html

Alan Turing to feature on new £50 note — The Guardian

Alan Turing, the scientist known for helping crack the Enigma code during the second world war and pioneering the modern computer, has been chosen to appear on the new £50 note,...

Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles — The Verge

VW will invest $2.6 billion in Argo AI, the Pittsburgh based autonomous vehicle startup backed by Ford, writes Andrew J. Hawkins. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/12/20690722/ford-vw-alliance-self-driving-argo-investment-valuation

A new A.I. is running the table against poker pros. Is business strategy next?...

To master poker at this level, the A.I. learned entirely by playing millions of hands against itself, with no guidance from human card sharks, writes Jeremy Kahn. Here is the link: https://fortune.com/2019/07/11/poker-ai-technology-facebook-business-strategy/

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports — The...

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to approve fining Facebook roughly $5bn to settle an investigation into the company’s privacy violations that was launched following the Cambridge Analytica revelations, writes...

US mayors resolve not to pay hackers over ransomware attacks — CNET

More than 225 US mayors have signed on to a resolution not to pay ransoms to hackers, writes Oscar Gonzalez. Here is the link: https://www.cnet.com/news/us-mayors-adopt-resolution-to-not-pay-hackers-over-ransomware-attacks/

Revealed: This is Palantir’s top-secret user manual for cops — Vice

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individual, writes Caroline Haskins. Here is the link: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kx4z8/revealed-this-is-palantirs-top-secret-user-manual-for-cops 

Oracle loses challenge to $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract — Bloomberg

Oracle lost its legal challenge to the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract on Friday, writes Naomi Nix. Here is the link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-12/oracle-loses-court-challenge-to-10-billion-cloud-contract