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July 17, 2017, 3:05 PM

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Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
UK government announces that porn websites will have to verify UK users are aged 18+ by April 2018; users may be asked to verify with credit card details  —  UK gov't brings in online porn watchdog to police site operators and force compliance.  —  The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government …
LA Galloway / Leigh-Anne Galloway:
Myspace's account recovery form lets anyone who knows a user's email, full name, birthday, username gain access; company warned in April but has done nothing  —  In April this year whilst roaming the plains of the wild world web, I stumbled across an old Myspace account of mine.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is launching a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10  —  Microsoft is bringing one of its LinkedIn goals to life today with the launch of a dedicated LinkedIn app for Windows 10.  The software giant finalized its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn more than six months ago …
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
HTC unveils HTC Alexa app for HTC U11 in the US to bring hands-free Amazon Alexa support; the app also allows users to listen to Amazon Music and Audible books  —  Throughout the history of HTC, it has been known to be the first to bring various technologies and features to the smartphone world.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New line of IBM Z mainframes offer pervasive, full-time encryption to hinder data breaches  —  Big Blue announced that its latest IBM Z mainframe computer will be able to encrypt all of the data in an enterprise all of the time, bringing encryption to everything from cloud services to databases.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's offering some science labs and AI experts early cloud access to its quantum computers, following IBM's similar effort to spur app development  —  Company offers early access to its machines over the internet  —  IBM began quantum computing cloud service earlier this year
More: 9to5Google
Cat Zakrzewski / Wall Street Journal:
Leap Motion raises $50M Series C for its hand-tracking computer interface tech, with a16z, Founders Fund, other investors returning  —  Company believes hand gestures will boost virtual reality devices  —  Leap Motion Inc. wants to move computing beyond taps on a touchscreen and clicks on a mouse.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Maps for Android now displays a graph showing the best time of day to travel to your destination  —  Google is always adding something new to Maps, but not everyone gets the new stuff at the same time.  Right now, it looks like Google has added a nifty travel time graph to directions …

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