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July 5, 2016, 1:55 PM

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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 …
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 …
Choi Chi-yuk / South China Morning Post:
China's internet censor says online media cannot gather news from social media without approval or publish news without verification  —  Cyberspace Administration's move comes days after Xu Lin, formerly deputy head of the body, takes on top role  —  China's powerful internet censorship body …
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 …
Mark Harris / Recode:
Wi-Fi kiosks from Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs feature sensors to monitor traffic, more; company says it won't collect/use personally identifiable info via sensors  —  The urban sidewalk kiosks from Sidewalk Labs will sport a battery of sensors to monitor cities, traffic and suspicious packages.
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
Analyzing the top reasons to remove the headphone jack from the next iPhone, from better audio quality via Lightning to thinness, more  —  Is Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone?  Nobody really knows, though rumors have swirled for quite a while now.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy talks about how Amazon hatched the idea for AWS in 2003  —  There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little fanfare as a side business for Amazon.com.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researchers find Chinese ad firm has infected 10M+ Android devices with malware to generate $300K a month in fraudulent ad revenue  —  Advertising agencies go to great lengths to spread their clients' messages.  Now, researchers have uncovered a new approach: malware.

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