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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 15

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Intel’s second quarter numbers likely shadowed by falling PC sales

Intel reports earnings Wednesday and it’s expected to be a lackluster quarter for the chip giant as PC sales continue to slow. Analysts expect revenue to be down 6 percent from last year, and profit is forecast to fall as well. PC shipments declined 10 percent last quarter, according to Gartner, and Intel’s results are likely to reflect that.

Hacking Team CEO insists customers’ spy tools aren’t compromised

The founder of the Italian surveillance software company that suffered a disastrous data breach last week sought to reassure clients on Tuesday, insisting that Hacking Team’s anti-terrorism tools have not been jeopardized. “If the client has followed our instructions there are no problems for security. Only a part of the source code has been stolen,” Hacking Team CEO David Vincenzetti said, adding that the hack, which resulted in the theft of 400GB of data and the publication of around 1 million company emails on the WikiLeaks website, had not compromised its most innovative products.

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