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
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#
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 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/
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/
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
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 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, 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,...
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
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/
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...
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/
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 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