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July 17, 2017, 7:15 PM

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Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to verify UK users are aged 18+ by April 2018; users may be asked to verify with credit card details  —  UK gov't brings in online porn watchdog to police site operators and force compliance.  —  The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government …
LA Galloway / Leigh-Anne Galloway:
Myspace's account recovery form lets anyone who knows a user's email, full name, birthday, username gain access; firm was warned in April but has done nothing  —  In April this year whilst roaming the plains of the wild world web, I stumbled across an old Myspace account of mine.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is launching a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10  —  Microsoft is bringing one of its LinkedIn goals to life today with the launch of a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10.  The software giant finalized its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn more than six months ago …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $2.79B, vs. $2.76B expected, and total streaming subs grew 5.2M to 104M, vs. 3.2M expected; stock up 10%+  —  Netflix added 4.95 million overall streaming subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, handily beating investor expectations for both U.S. and international growth.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Residential real estate tech firm Redfin sets IPO terms at $12-$14/share in filing, aiming to raise $100M+  —  Redfin is inching closer to its proposed initial public offering, with the so-called “technology-powered residential real estate brokerage” setting terms for its debut on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
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The Drum:
Interview with Google's Madhav Chinnappa on the goals of the Digital News Initiative, projects like WikiTribune, and natural-language reporting tool Radar  —  Under fire from several quarters for an array of accusations ranging from monopolistic practices to the dissemination (and even funding) …

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