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June 30, 2017, 11:05 AM

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New York Times:
Germany passes law allowing fines of up to $57M for social media companies if they do not delete illegal, racist, or slanderous content within 24 hours  —  BERLIN — Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sources: Twitter is weighing a way to let users flag tweets with misleading, false, or harmful info, moving slowly due to concerns users could game the system  —  Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information …
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
McMansion Hell architecture criticism blog returns and Zillow drops its complaint against the EFF-supported blogger after backlash over fair use of images  —  The architecture criticism blog McMansion Hell is back up and running days after a threatening cease-and-desist letter from Zillow Group scared …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD's new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for corporate desktops come with standard Ryzen features plus a 3-year warranty, additional management and security features  —  AMD wants to go after Intel vPro while avoiding Intel's excessive product segmentation.  —  AMD today launched Ryzen Pro (styled …
Martin Luis Gomez / Facebook Code:
Facebook says its solar-powered Aquila drone completes its second test flight successfully, after flying for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landing perfectly  —  Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing …
Eileen Naughton / Google:
Google hires ex-Intel VP Danielle Brown as VP of Diversity, says 20% of tech employees are now women, 1% are black, 39% are Asian, 53% are white  —  Since 2014, when we first released data on Google's racial and gender makeup, we've taken steps to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Swift Navigation, maker of high-accuracy GPS hardware for autonomous vehicles, announces $34M round, bringing total raised to $47.6M  —  Swift Navigation, which provides global navigation satellite solutions (GNSS), announced today funding of $34 million, in a round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How iPhone jailbreaking has evolved over the years, from a widespread phenomenon to an individual pursuit, as Apple and hackers played a game of cat and mouse  —  How a ragtag group of young hackers made the iPhone what it is today.  —  The window shades are halfway down, leaving the bedroom dim.
Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:
Internet has ushered in an age of “distributed truth”, widely spreading little known knowledge that used to be confined offline, such as Caldbeck's behavior  —  Apparently, for years, Nora Ephron, who was once married to Carl Bernstein, would openly tell people that Deep Throat was FBI Associate Director Mark Felt.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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