Today in Tech History – June 5, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1833 – Ada Gordon, daughter of Lord Byron (and future Countess Lovelace) met Charles Babbage for the first time. He designed an early computer, and she published a description of his work and wrote the first computer program. http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/June/5/

1977 – The Apple II went on sale. It had a bus speed of 1 MHz and 64 KB of memory. http://www.itwire.com/science-news/energy/12646-apple-ii-thirty-years-ago-the-first-pc-went-on-sale

2002 – Mozilla.org announced the release of Mozilla 1.0, an open-source browser built on the Gecko engine that also powered Netscape. http://www.mozillazine.org/articles/article2278.html

2013 – The Guardian published its first exclusive based on Edward Snowden’s leaks, revealing a secret court order forced Verizon to hand over the phone records of millions of customers to the US government.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order

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