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July 9, 2017, 9:15 PM

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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 …
Pippa Biddle / Wired:
As educators grapple with increasing use of Wolfram Alpha, students and the tool's maker claim it's a study aid, not merely a means for cheating on homework  —  Denise Garcia knows that her students sometimes cheat, but the situation she unearthed in February seemed different.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …

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