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T-Mobile to pay $500M for one of the largest data breaches in US history — Ars Technica

T-Mobile has admitted no guilt but has agreed to pay a $500 million settlement (pending a judge’s approval), out of which $350 million will go to the settlement fund, writes Ashley Belanger.

Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/07/t-mobile-to-pay-500m-for-one-of-the-largest-data-breaches-in-us-history/

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Gordon Bell, an architect of our digital age, dies at age 89 — Ars Technica

Computer pioneer Gordon Bell, who as an early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) played a key role in the development of several influential minicomputer systems and also co-founded the first major computer museum, passed away, writes Benj Edwards in Ars Technica. 

Amazon plans to give Alexa an AI overhaul — and a monthly subscription price — CNBC

Amazon is upgrading its decade-old Alexa voice assistant with generative artificial intelligence and plans to charge a monthly subscription fee to offset the cost of the technology, writes Kate Rooney in CNBC.

Scale raises $1B

San Francisco-based data foundry startup Scale has raised $1 billion in a Series F financing round, pegging the company at a $13.8 billion valuation.