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July 1, 2017, 10:40 PM

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Katie Benner / New York Times:
More female entrepreneurs describe sexual harassment by investors on the record; Dave McClure is no longer running 500 Startups after an internal investigation  —  Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first.  Then in a rush.  —  One female entrepreneur recounted …
Dave McClure / 500 Hats:
Dave McClure apologizes for inappropriate advances towards multiple women, says Christine Tsai and 500 Startups senior management were unaware until recently  —  By now you may have heard I f**ked up, and people are calling me a creep.  —  While I'd like to believe that I'm not a bad or evil person …
Christine Tsai / 500 Startups:
Christine Tsai says she is now CEO of 500 Startups after Dave McClure was found to have behaved inappropriately with women  —  “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  —  This is the advice I give to people whenever they ask for it.  It's aspirational, which means it is a lot easier said than done.
Politico:
Trump voter-fraud panel's data request made to all states is a gold mine for hackers, say infosec experts; 20+ states refuse, including Mississippi and Virginia  —  Cybersecurity specialists are warning that President Donald Trump's voter-fraud commission may unintentionally expose voter data …
Mo Marshall / VentureBeat:
Block.one sets record with $185M ICO over a 5 day period for its EOS token, says its blockchain platform can process millions of transactions/second fee-free  —  Blockchain startup Block.one announced this morning that it has raised $185 million in just five days of selling its EOS cryptocurrency token.
Patrick Klepek / Waypoint:
Palmer Luckey pledges $2,000 per month to a crowdfunding campaign for software that makes Oculus exclusives playable on HTC Vive  —  The co-founder, who left Facebook a few months after a political controversy, hasn't fully left VR behind.  —  Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey may not longer …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it will identify and demote links from users who post more than 50 times a day in News Feed  —  People who post 50-plus times per day are likely sharing spam or false news, Facebook says.  —  Facebook has a new way of identifying false news and spam in users' feeds …
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 …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Images of Microsoft's scrapped Surface Mini leak, showing a felt-like exterior and kickstand  —  Up until now, the public has never actually seen Microsoft's canceled Surface Mini.  That changes today.  In 2014, Microsoft planned to announce two new Surface devices.

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