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July 9, 2017, 11:30 AM

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Marcy Wheeler / emptywheel:
Trump's “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russia has been tried before, mostly benefited the FSB, and will likely make Kaspersky central to the effort  —  Man oh man did Vladimir Putin hand Trump his ass in their meeting the other day.  While most the focus …
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 …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Waymo drops 3 of 4 patent infringement claims against Uber, says Uber no longer uses infringing tech; bulk of the case related to trade secrets theft remains  —  Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving car division, dropped three of four patent infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc …
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 …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics forecasts record quarterly profit of ~$12B in Q2, up 72% year-over-year  —  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins.
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 …
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.
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George Avalos / Mercury News:
Facebook proposes Willow Campus, “mixed-use village” expansion to its Menlo Park campus with office buildings, housing, retail space, and a grocery store  —  The proposed village includes offices, home, a grocery store, and parks and plazas  —  MENLO PARK — Aiming …
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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