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Teen hacker Bill Demirkapi on finding bugs, that exposed 5M student records across 5,000 schools, in educational software from providers Blackboard and Follett (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Andy Greenberg / Wired:Teen hacker Bill Demirkapi on finding bugs, that exposed 5M student records across 5,000 schools, in educational software from providers Blackboard and Follett  —  A FEW SHORT decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school´s network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller.

Profile of WWT, which helps clients including the US federal government procure and install IT equipment; the company reported revenue of $11.2B last year (Lauren Debter/Forbes)

Lauren Debter / Forbes:Profile of WWT, which helps clients including the US federal government procure and install IT equipment; the company reported revenue of $11.2B last year  —  Jim Kavanaugh climbs into a sleek, black-leather-interior Mercedes bus that whisks him away from his company´s new headquarters in St. Louis to a squat, one-story outpost nearby.

Nike buys Celect, an AI startup focused on predicting what customers want, allowing better inventory management; Celect had raised over $30M from investors (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:Nike buys Celect, an AI startup focused on predicting what customers want, allowing better inventory management; Celect had raised over $30M from investors  —  Nike´s market cap has swollen past $100 billion, but the shoe company still sees potential to learn more about what customers …

Profile of Amazon Publishing, which puts out around 1,100 titles a year and, like Prime Video, exists to reinforce Prime memberships (Blake Montgomery/The Atlantic)

Blake Montgomery / The Atlantic:Profile of Amazon Publishing, which puts out around 1,100 titles a year and, like Prime Video, exists to reinforce Prime memberships  —  What does the e-commerce giant want with the notoriously fickle world of publishing?  To own your every reading decision.  —  Have you read Victoria Helen Stone´s False Step?

A reporter describes trying to regain privacy by hiding from Silicon Valley using a slew of location-altering, signal silencing, face-masking gadgets (Joel Stein/Bloomberg)

Joel Stein / Bloomberg:A reporter describes trying to regain privacy by hiding from Silicon Valley using a slew of location-altering, signal silencing, face-masking gadgets  —  As the spy gear piles up on my desk, my 10-year-old son asks me what my mission is.  “I´m hiding,” I whisper, pointing in the direction I think is north …
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