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July 14, 2017, 10:30 AM

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Rod McGuirk / AP News:
The Australian government proposes a new cybersecurity law, modeled after UK's Investigatory Powers Act, to force tech companies to decrypt messages  —  CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies …
Katie Dupere / Mashable:
Free legal chatbot service DoNotPay expands to cover 50 US states and the UK, handles 1,000 legal issues covering consumer and workplace rights  —  Shady businesses, you're on notice.  This robot lawyer is coming after you if you play dirty.  —  Noted legal aid chatbot DoNotPay just announced …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources on Uber CEO search: Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Wojcicki, Tom Staggs, Alan Mulally, and Arianna Huffington have little to no interest in the job  —  Uber wants a global CEO — like easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall.  —  I know it's fun to speculate on the various CEO candidates who might take over at Uber.
E.D. Cauchi / NBC News:
In letter to Sen. Wyden, CBP says it lacks authority to search travelers' cloud services at border but can search devices' local data without consent  —  U.S. border officers aren't allowed to look at any data stored only in the “cloud” — including social media data …
Tony Romm / Recode:
FanDuel and DraftKings drop their merger, following FTC's vote to challenge it last month  —  The decision to terminate the deal comes after the U.S. government voted to challenge it.  —  FanDuel and DraftKings have decided to scrap their merger rather than fight the U.S. government …
Wall Street Journal:
China's limits on map data hinder self-driving efforts of foreign car makers in the world's largest auto market  —  Restrictions on digital mapping by overseas firms present hurdles to non-Chinese vehicle and tech companies  —  China is creating roadblocks for U.S. auto makers and tech companies …
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Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
UK-based luxury phone-maker Vertu to be liquidated after plan to save it failed; 200 will be laid off  —  A British-based company that made smartphones costing thousands of pounds will be liquidated after a plan to save it failed.  —  Vertu was known for its high-end, jewel-encrusted handsets …

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