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July 10, 2017, 2:00 AM

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Marcy Wheeler / emptywheel:
A joint US-Russia working group on cybersecurity mostly serves Russia, will make it harder for Congress to purge Kaspersky Lab products from federal networks  —  Man oh man did Vladimir Putin hand Trump his ass in their meeting the other day.  While most the focus has been on Trump's apparent refusal …
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
After this morning's tweet about discussing an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Putin, Trump tweets he doesn't think the joint effort can happen  —  Fellow politicians have lined up to deride US President Donald Trump's idea of a cybersecurity partnership with Russia.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
News Media Alliance, with members including NYT, WaPo, and News Corp, seeks antitrust exemption from Congress to negotiate collectively with Google and Facebook  —  Google and Facebook continue to gobble up the digital advertising market, siphoning away revenue that once paid for the quality journalism …
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
DJI is updating firmware on its drones to prevent hackers from circumventing flight restrictions  —  The tension between drone pilots who want complete control over their aircraft that they bought and DJI, the world's biggest consumer grade drone maker, has come to a head.
Dan Primack / Axios:
In email sent to all portfolio CEOs, Binary Capital's managing partner Jonathan Teo blames “corrupted” media for his resignation, which LPs have yet to accept  —  Binary Capital co-founder Jonathan Teo slammed the media, investor leaks and at least one of his portfolio companies …
Anna Irrera / Reuters:
Stripe partners with WeChat Pay, which has 600M+ users, and Alipay, with 520M+ users, to let its merchants outside China integrate payments via those platforms  —  Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using …
Kim Hart / Axios:
Sources: Trump will delay and ultimately rescind a rule scheduled to go into effect July 17 that would let entrepreneurs immigrate to US to start companies  —  In the coming days, the Trump administration will take steps to delay and ultimately rescind an Obama administration rule allowing …
Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
After controversial vote, W3C announces it will publish Encrypted Media Extensions, a type of DRM for web video, without protection for security researchers  —  Early today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Waymo files a preliminary list of 461 questions for Anthony Levandowski, expecting him to invoke his Fifth Amendment right in response to many  —  On Friday, Waymo filed a list of 461 questions it intends to ask Anthony Levandowski — a former employee it's accusing of downloading 14,000 proprietary files …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:
After burying elimination of free plan in ToS update, Photobucket starts demanding $400/year for hosted images, kills client links on Amazon, eBay, other sites  —  Denver photo-sharing site says it needs to find “sustainable business” … Denver-based Photobucket on Thursday …
Marcus Baram / Fast Company:
How the US military is making weapons, surveillance systems, and information systems smarter by leveraging software  —  As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.

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