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July 5, 2016, 8:45 PM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Comcast to allow Netflix onto its X1 video platform later this year, a major move in a relationship that once stoked net neutrality concerns  —  The move means the once contentious pair have declared a truce.  —  Cable giant Comcast will allow popular web video streaming service Netflix onto …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Source: new entry-level iPhone will have a starting point of 32GB storage instead of 16GB  —  Whether or not Apple's next overhaul of the iPhone meets your needs, you should still wait until September to commit to a new phone  —  Will Apple wow you in September?
James Vincent / The Verge:
iPhone users will be able to sign up to be organ donors from the Health app in iOS 10  —  Apple's next software update for the the iPhone will make it easier for users to register as organ donors.  The company is adding the new feature to its Health app, and will let users sign up to become organ …
Dan Frommer / Recode:
Bret Taylor, former Facebook CTO and co-founder of FriendFeed, is joining Twitter's board  —  This board now looks radically different from the one that allowed Twitter to stagnate.  —  Twitter has appointed another new board member: Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry confirms it will no longer manufacture the BB10 BlackBerry Classic smartphone  —  Former mobile phone giant BlackBerry has announced it will cease manufacturing its BB 10-powered BlackBerry Classic smartphone.  —  The news comes less than a week after we revealed that the Canadian company …
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 …
Reuters:
New CEO of Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media, says it's facing FTC probe after 2015 breach and allegations of using “fembots” and fake profiles  —  The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year …
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica:
Google's DeepMind AI to use 1M anonymous NHS eye scans in five-year project to spot common diseases earlier  —  Privacy is unlikely to be an issue for this fully anonymised dataset.  —  Google's DeepMind division has announced a partnership with the NHS's Moorfields Eye Hospital …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China  —  Twitter has been blocked in China since around 2009.  That seriously hampered any hopes that the U.S. firm — which is struggling to grow its userbase worldwide — had in China, but the service does still have a hardcore base of loyalists who use it in the country.

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