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July 18, 2017, 1:35 AM

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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 …
BuzzFeed:
How Uber's hard-charging corporate culture left employees drained, according to interviews with over two dozen sources  —  After a highly publicized corporate meltdown this spring, Uber is working to repair a culture employees and observers say is aggressive, cutthroat, and demanding.
Caroline Cakebread / Business Insider:
Myspace's account recovery form, which had a flaw that let anyone who knew a user's email, full name, birthday, and username gain access, has now been removed  —  You may not have thought much about your Myspace page in a long time, but you might want to give it some thought now.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $2.79B, vs. $2.76B expected, and total streaming subs grew 5.2M to 104M, vs. 3.2M expected; stock up 10%+  —  Netflix added 4.95 million overall streaming subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, handily beating investor expectations for both U.S. and international growth.
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Snapchat launches its Snap Publisher self-serve ad creation tool, which can convert horizontal videos and websites into vertical video ads  —  Snap Publisher enables brands to edit a horizontal video into a vertical one or to have have Snapchat's computer vision technology do the work.

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