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July 11, 2017, 12:35 PM

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Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft unveils $10B Rural Airband Initiative to bring better broadband to 23.4M Americans, to start efforts in 12 states by offering seed money to local ISPs  —  In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone …
Mishaal Rahman / xda-developers:
Android 7.1 Nougat has a “Panic Detection” mode that detects frantic back button presses and returns users to home screen, to stop apps that hijack back button  —  While many readers of Android-centric websites such as our own are less likely to come across situations …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Ubuntu now available in the Windows Store, is designed to run in a sandbox inside Windows 10 and focused on running command line utilities like bash or SSH  —  Microsoft announced at its Build 2017 developer conference earlier this year that Ubuntu would be heading to the Windows Store …
Elliot Silver / DomainInvesting.com:
PayPal confirms it sold X.com, a domain originally used for financial services firm co-founded by Elon Musk, back to Musk  —  X.com is one of the few single letter .com domain names, and I would argue that it is one of the most valuable domain names.  The X.com domain name was originally …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK cybersecurity startup Darktrace raises $75M Series D led by Insight Venture Partners, at an $825M valuation  —  With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate that …
Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal:
Snap drops 6%+ to $15.88, well below its $17 IPO price, as Morgan Stanley downgrades the company's stock  —  Morgan Stanley cut its price target for shares of the Snapchat parent - Snap Inc.'s rough week continued Tuesday, as a bank that led its initial public offering slashed its price target for the Snapchat parent's stock.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Gov't Data Requests 2017 report finds Adobe, Dropbox, Pinterest, Uber, Wickr, and WordPress best protect users; AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile fall short  —  Download the complete Who Has Your Back?  2017: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests report as a PDF.  —  Executive Summary
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
A look at QuantaVerse's AI tech, which is increasingly being used by some of the world's biggest banks to identify financial crimes  —  ONE THING THAT makes ISIS so hard to fight is that the terrorist network is diffuse and scattered, with small cells of operatives all over the world.
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Kim Hart / Axios:
As expected, DHS delays effective date of startup visa “International Entrepreneur Rule”, which Trump administration has now signaled its intent to eliminate  —  The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule.

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