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October 3, 2016, 12:45 AM

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Roger Parloff / Fortune:
A history of deep learning and how it's being used in more tech products than ever  —  Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.  —  Over the past four years, readers have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies.
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Q&A with Melinda Gates on her new initiative to promote women in tech  —  Philanthropy's first lady returns to her roots to tackle gender inequality in computer science.  —  Melinda Gates has spent the past 16 years seeding social change through the world's largest private philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Adam Howell:
Apple threatens to pull top-grossing iMessage sticker pack Phoneys, which overwrites your friends' messages  —  Wednesday night of this week, John Gruber wrote, “This is very clever, and I can see how it could be damn funny, but I wouldn't be surprised if Phoneys gets pulled from the App Store.”
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
45K developers are using Microsoft Bot Framework to make bots for Skype and other chat platforms, while 34K developers are making bots for Facebook Messenger  —  More than 45,000 developers are now using the Microsoft Bot Framework, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Monday.
Dave Lee / BBC:
ICANN gains full oversight of Domain Name System as its contract with US NTIA expires on October 1  —  A judge in Texas has put the kibosh on a last-minute legal attempt to block the controversial decision for the US to give up control of one of the key systems that powers the internet.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Source code behind IoT device botnet Mirai, responsible for DDoS of KrebsOnSecurity, publicly released by Hackforums user  —  The source code that powers the “Internet of Things” (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) …
Bloomberg:
Buggy, obsolete, costly electronic voting machines often cause more problems than they solve  —  Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting?  Seemed like a good idea at the time.  —  Photographs by Julian Berman  —  Six days after Memphis voters went …
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