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July 14, 2017, 8:15 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: dark web market AlphaBay shut down by law enforcement in US, Canada, and Thailand; one alleged operator found hanged in Thailand prison after arrest  —  Site allegedly sold counterfeit credit cards, illegal drugs  —  An online marketplace that sold illegal goods on the so-called Dark Web …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Decentralized blockchain project Tezos raises $232M in its ICO  —  The Tezos blockchain project has completed its initial coin offering, or ICO, bringing in a record-smashing $232m-worth of bitcoin and ether.  —  At close, Tezos had netted 65,536 BTC (worth roughly $156m at current prices) and 360,686 ETH (worth about $76m).
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 …
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 …

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