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New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

  • The memo states that the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center had evaluated with "medium confidence" that a unit of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU offered the bounties, two of the officials briefed on the memo's contents told the paper.
  • But the National Security Agency and other members of the intelligence community determined that they did not have adequate evidence to reach that level of certainty and thus held less confidence in the determination, the two officials told the paper.
  • This included reports of meetings between Russian military intelligence officers and leaders of criminal networks with ties to the Taliban, of a GRU account transferring money to the network and of captured lower-level network members confirming Russia's use of bounties to spur such killings.

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Twitter is dropping coding terms like 'master' and 'slave'

  • Twitter is dropping decades-old coding terms like "master" and "slave" as the Black Lives Matter movement continues to cause ripple effects through the tech world.
  • But the Black Lives Matter movement ushered in a fresh sense of urgency for Twitter to swap out racially loaded terms for more inclusive phrases.
  • Augustin is also one of the organizers for "It Is What It Is," a project that started off as a mysterious online trend and ended up raising more than $200,000 for charities supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Black trans people.
  • Twitter's move comes as tech's open source community as a whole is hit with a reckoning for its use of such software terms, as Business Insider's Rosalie Chan reports.
  • Microsoft-owned GitHub, the world's largest site for hosting open-source software, announced in mid-June that it was working to replace "master" and "slave" with neutral terms.

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Twitter is removing 'master,' 'slave' and 'blacklist' from its code

  • London (CNN Business) - The language of computing is changing in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
  • Twitter is dropping the terms "master," "slave" and "blacklist" from its code after two engineers lobbied for the use of more inclusive programming language.
  • America's biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase, is taking similar steps, according to media reports.
  • Debate over the language used by engineering teams has been amplified in recent weeks by the Black Lives Matter movement, which is forcing companies to reckon with discrimination and the treatment of Black employees following Floyd's death.
  • Reuters and the BBC reported that JP Morgan Chase will also remove "master," "slave," and "blacklist" from its internal materials and code.
  • The bank did not immediately provide comment.
  • The effort at Twitter was spearheaded by engineers Regynald Augustin and Kevin Oliver.

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Heydon could be stripped of QC title

  • Dyson Heydon, the former judge at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal, could be stripped of his Queen's Counsel title after NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman called the allegations against him "appalling".
  • Mr Speakman said he was seeking advice on the move after an independent inquiry commissioned by the High Court, and undertaken by former Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Dr Vivienne Thom, found Mr Heydon had sexually harassed six associates.
  • Mr Heydon was admitted as a barrister in NSW in 1973 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1987, according to his High Court profile.
  • NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has sought advice about whether he can strip former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon of the presigious barristers' title of Queen's Counsel because of "appalling" sexual harassment allegations.

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Bolton: 'I have enough scars' from bringing up Russia-related intelligence with Trump

  • Bolton's comments follow denials from the White House that Trump was "personally briefed" on reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan.
  • CNN also reported Wednesday that Trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the President's Daily Brief, to brief him verbally less often on Russia-related threats to the US, according to multiple former Trump administration officials who briefed Trump, were present for briefings and who prepared documents for his intelligence briefings.
  • The intelligence reports that referenced the Russian-offered bounties for killing American soldiers were passed to top officials at the National Security Council, including Bolton, who would have ultimately decided whether or not to brief the President on the matter, a source familiar with the situation told CNN earlier this week.

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Tesla Q2 2020 sales top Wall Street expectations by 20,000, stock up - Business Insider

  • Tesla on Thursday reported second quarter vehicle production delivery numbers that easily topped what Wall Street analysts had expected.
  • Investors welcomed the good news, sending shares of Tesla up nearly 10% in early trading, solidifying its position as the world's most valuable automaker after passing Toyota's market capitalization earlier this week.
  • For many companies across Wall Street, the three-month period has been rocked by uncertainty as the pandemic swept the country, shaking consumer confidence and forcing many businesses to close.
  • Overall, auto sales were expected to fall more than one-third in the second-quarter, with number released by GM, Fiat Chrysler, and Toyota all sinking near that amount.
  • Now, all eyes are on Tesla's resulting balance sheet from the quarter when it reports earnings in the coming weeks (no date has yet been confirmed).

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Tesla Q2 2020 sales top Wall Street expectations by 20,000, stock up - Business Insider

  • Tesla on Thursday reported second quarter vehicle production delivery numbers that easily topped what Wall Street analysts had expected.
  • Investors welcomed the good news, sending shares of Tesla up nearly 10% in early trading, solidifying its position as the world's most valuable automaker after passing Toyota's market capitalization earlier this week.
  • For many companies across Wall Street, the three-month period has been rocked by uncertainty as the pandemic swept the country, shaking consumer confidence and forcing many businesses to close.
  • Overall, auto sales were expected to fall more than one-third in the second-quarter, with number released by GM, Fiat Chrysler, and Toyota all sinking near that amount.
  • Now, all eyes are on Tesla's resulting balance sheet from the quarter when it reports earnings in the coming weeks (no date has yet been confirmed).

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs will testify in antitrust hearings - Business Insider

  • The CEOs of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will all testify before Congress later this month.
  • Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island confirmed to journalist Kara Swisher on Wednesday, July 1, that Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos will all testify before Congress in an antitrust hearing in late July.
  • Amazon, Facebook, and Google all reportedly confirmed by mid-June that they would send their CEOs, but Facebook and Google said Zuckerberg and Picha would only attend if Cook did too.
  • Cicilline's latest comments suggest Cook has now confirmed his attendance.
  • Politico reported in June that the US Department of Justice was preparing to launch a probe into how the App Store deals with developers.
  • On June 17, the European Commission announced it was launching two antitrust probes into Apple Pay and the App Store.

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Apple has reclosed more than 25 percent of its US retail stores due to COVID-19 spikes

  • Apple is reclosing even more of its US retail network in response to COVID-19 spikes in states throughout the country, CNBC reports.
  • On Wednesday, the iPhone maker said it would reclose an additional 30 locations across seven states, bringing the total number of closed stores to 77, or more than 25 percent of its US operation.
  • Some, if not all, stores in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah remain closed as part of Apple’s earlier wave of closures.
  • Apple has also reclosed some locations overseas, 9to5Mac reports.
  • Apple operates 271 retail locations in the US, its physical retail business’s largest market, and the company had resumed operations for a majority of its stores by May as part of a structured reopening plan.
  • But recent spikes in COVID-19 throughout the US are forcing Apple to revert back to store closures and tighter precautions to protect worker and customer safety.

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