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July 22, 2016, 11:55 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang present designs for a device to monitor whether your iPhone's radios are transmitting when they are supposed to be off  —  When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them put their phones …
Tom Spring / Threatpost:
EFF sues US over Digital Millennium Copyright Act clause that restricts tinkering with systems that protect copyrighted materials like films, audio, and code  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Government over a provision within …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Verizon is close to a deal to acquire Yahoo for about $5B  —  The plan is to combine it with AOL.  —  Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo's core business for about $5 billion, according to sources familiar with the talks.  —  Verizon has long been considered the favorite …
Brad Chacos / PCWorld:
Nvidia unveils new flagship graphics card, the $1,200 Titan X with 12GB GDDR5X memory, claims it is up to 60% faster than previous Titan X, goes on sale Aug. 2  —  Well THAT came out of nowhere.  —  While much of the United States was either preparing to tuck in for the night …
TechCrunch:
Sources say Reddit's efforts to remake itself are faltering under CEO Steve Huffman and founder Alexis Ohanian's leadership as more key employees depart  —  It's been one year since Reddit revolted.  When the company cracked down on revenge porn and subreddits containing offensive content last summer …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Salesforce acquires data center analytics startup Coolan  —  Coolan, a startup that developed software for analyzing data about data center hardware, today announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.  —  It was not long ago that Coolan launched.
Tinder:
Tinder launches Tinder Social, a feature that lets groups plan nights out and “match” with other nearby groups that are also going out  —  Get ready to roll.  Your night just got better.  —  Tinder has always been about getting you out of the house to meet someone new.
Greg Hartrell / Official Android Blog:
Google Play Books debuts Bubble Zoom, which uses machine learning to detect and expand speech bubbles in comic books, starting with some Marvel and DC volumes  —  Whether it's reading up on the origins of Justice League or enjoying a reboot like Invincible Iron Man, we all love our heroes …
Se Young Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics countersues Huawei in China for patent infringement  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday it sued smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the two companies.
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