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July 23, 2017, 12:55 PM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After multiple user reports of video throttling, Verizon admits it is testing a new video optimization system  —  Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network.
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Costas Paris / Wall Street Journal:
Norwegian companies plan to deploy an electric autonomous container ship by 2020, with testing starting in 2018  —  The Yara Birkeland, slated for launch late in 2018, will make short trips delivering fertilizer  —  OSLO—Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build …
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Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
UK government plans to require drones weighing 250g or more be registered; drone owners will need to take a drone safety awareness test  —  The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of the small unmanned aircraft.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Intel files a public statement with ITC accusing Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices in Qualcomm vs Apple case  —  Intel says Qualcomm's patent spat with Apple is really about quashing competition from Intel.  —  Intel has jumped into the fray surrounding the Apple-Qualcomm patent spat …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft announces it is opening Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto to develop its own “open self-driving system”  —  Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles.  It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China unveils official policy to build a domestic AI industry worth ~$150B by 2030, calling for AI companies and R&D to be at US levels of innovation by 2020  —  SHANGHAI — If Beijing has its way, the future of artificial intelligence will be made in China.
Tova Cohen / Reuters:
Report: US private equity firm Blackstone Group in advanced talks to buy 40% of Israeli hacking tools maker NSO Group for $400M  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Blackstone Group (BX.N) is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday.
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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Microsoft using a trademark suit to seize control of domain names like livemicrosoft.net, to cut off Fancy Bear's malware-controlling servers from their victims  —  A new offensive by Microsoft has been making inroads against the Russian government hackers behind last year's election meddling …

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