July 8, 2015, 3:10 AM

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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
13 top cryptographers issue report opposing US, British proposals for circumventing encryption, say plans would put the world's digital communications at risk  —  Code Specialists Oppose U.S. and British Government Access to Encrypted Communication  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An elite group …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Project Fi Review: Google Masters Wi-Fi Calling, but Needs Better Phones  —  Can the search giant change the wireless business like it's changed high-speed Internet?  —  For millions of us, Google is the backbone of our digital lives.  So it's a little incongruous that to get to its many services …
Tinder Blog:
Tinder introduces Verified Profiles for notable public figures, says 26M matches made daily  —  Introducing Verified Profiles  —  Tinder: it's how people meet.  Each day, 26 million matches are made on Tinder, and we do our best to keep those matches real — that's why we're rolling out Verified Profiles.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
GoPro hires former Hulu original series chief, Charlotte Koh, as head of features and series for content push  —  GoPro Hires Former Hulu Original Series Chief for Content Push (Exclusive)  —  GoPro is getting ready to step up its content game: Charlotte Koh, who used to lead Hulu's original …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Facebook Announces Fifth Data Center, Located In Fort Worth, Texas  —  Facebook just took the wraps off its fifth data center, with this one landing in Fort Worth, Texas.  Like most things at Facebook, the center already has its own Facebook Page.  —  The Fort Worth location joins …
Stowe Boyd / Gigaom Research:
Gigaom Research is relaunching under new owner Knowingly; existing subscriptions to be extended four months  —  Rebooting Gigaom Research  —  On March 9 2015, Gigaom ceased operations because of the insolvency of Giga Omni, the corporation behind the scenes.
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Lance Whitney / CNET:
Google starts testing self-driving cars in Austin in first expansion outside California  —  Google's self-driving cars hit the roads in Austin, Texas  —  Moving beyond California, the company is now test driving an autonomous vehicle in Austin, where it will further try to learn how to safely navigate the roads.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Facebook tests floating videos, so you can scroll and watch at the same time  —  A new button that's quietly appeared on Facebook for some today allows video to be popped out from the newsfeed so you can keep watching as you scroll.  —  Once pressed, the video continues playing and floats …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix announces schedule for seven original feature films, the first to debut Oct. 16  —  Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October  —  Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales …
Neil King / Arabian Business:
Sony Mobile CEO Hiroki Totoki on streamlining the unit, IoT strategy, and why the company won't exit from its mobile business  —  Billion dollar turnaround: Sony Mobile CEO  —  The phrase ‘thrown in at the deep end’ might have been invented for Hiroki Totoki.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Lawmakers want Internet sites to flag ‘terrorist activity’ to law enforcement  —  Social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube would be required to report videos and other content posted by suspected terrorists to federal authorities under legislation approved this past week by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Aaron Zamost / Backchannel:
Square's head of communications describes the cyclical nature of media coverage of tech companies  —  What's Your Hour in ‘Silicon Valley Time’?  —  The tech press moves like clockwork, fitting company narratives into a predictable arc.  Here's how pros deal with it.
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget:
Sony's video game streaming service, PlayStation Now, gets its own Netflix-like UI  —  PlayStation Now's streaming app wants to be Netflix for games  —  PlayStation Now's all-you-can-play game subscription service launched back in January on PlayStation 4, but the method for actually playing those games has been kind of a nightmare.
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