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July 5, 2016, 12:02 PM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
FBI recommends not to indict Hillary Clinton for email misconduct, finds 110 emails in 52 email chains contained classified info at the time sent  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server and is recommending …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researchers find Chinese ad firm has infected 10M+ Android devices with malware to generate $300K a month in fraudulent ad revenue  —  Advertising agencies go to great lengths to spread their clients' messages.  Now, researchers have uncovered a new approach: malware.
Choi Chi-yuk / South China Morning Post:
China's internet censor says online media cannot gather news from social media without approval or publish news without verification  —  Cyberspace Administration's move comes days after Xu Lin, formerly deputy head of the body, takes on top role  —  China's powerful internet censorship body …
Mark Harris / Recode:
Wi-Fi kiosks from Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs feature sensors to monitor traffic, more; company says it won't collect/use personally identifiable info via sensors  —  The urban sidewalk kiosks from Sidewalk Labs will sport a battery of sensors to monitor cities, traffic and suspicious packages.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The Linksys WRT54GL, an 11-year-old 54Mbps router known for its reliability and open source compatibility, still generates millions in sales every year  —  Open source firmware, reliability make an old product attractive to new buyers.  —  In a time when consumers routinely replace gadgets …
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
Analyzing the top reasons to remove the headphone jack from the next iPhone, from better audio quality via Lightning to thinness, more  —  Is Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone?  Nobody really knows, though rumors have swirled for quite a while now.
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Second “celebgate” hacker pleads guilty to phishing 300+ Gmail and iCloud accounts, faces 5 years; neither hacker was charged with distributing stolen content  —  A hacker has pleaded guilty for his role in the “Celebgate” breach of 2014.  Edward Majerczyk faces up to five years …
Jason Shueh / Government Technology News:
Gov IT vendors air grievances to Congress about White House's 18F and USDS over opacity, recommend pausing 18F's integration into new gov modernization efforts  —  Tech lobbying groups are looking for more transparency from 18F, the group working to increase competition and decrease the costs of high-profile tech projects.

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