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July 29, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Apple removes all major VPN apps from the App Store in China; the apps allowed users to bypass China's internet censorship  —  The Chinese government's crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A now-patched flaw in Broadcom WiFi chips opened 1B iPhones and Android devices to a fully remote worm attack  —  Wi-Fi chips used in iPhones and Android may revive worm attacks of old.  —  LAS VEGAS—It's not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Some Bitcoin backers plan to launch a competing version called Bitcoin Cash on August 1, with support for more transactions per block  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For the last two years, rival factions have been vying for control of the Bitcoin virtual currency and its global network of computers and supporters.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
HTC teases a standalone Vive VR headset for China  —  Today at ChinaJoy, HTC announced that it is working on a standalone headset for Chinese markets built on its own Viveport content platform.  —  The headset appears to be cosmetically identical to the one which HTC is bringing to the U.S. with Google.
Stipe / Nokiamob:
As part of patent settlement, Nokia received upfront cash payment of €1.7B from Apple, Finnish company discloses during its earnings call  —  In today's financial results, Nokia mentioned that it had increased cash inflow thanks to an “up-front cash payment of approximately EUR 1.7 billion …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Katie Couric is ending her Yahoo show and departing Oath, but will work with Oath case-by-case for projects  —  But the longtime TV news star will still work with the company on a project basis  —  Katie Couric is ending her Web interview show for Yahoo, Oath confirmed after Recode contacted the company about the development.
David Gewirtz / ZDNet:
iRobot clarifies CEO's comments, says it never intended to sell Roomba data, will only share data with other smart home devices with customer's permission  —  Exclusive: Are Roomba vacuum cleaners spying on you?  Will iRobot sell your home's mapping data? iRobot's CEO sets the record straight.
Bloomberg:
Huawei CEO confirms full-screen display on upcoming Mate 10, as company reports Q2 results, and says it is giving up on very low-end devices  —  It aims to ship as many as 150 million smartphones in 2017  —  The Chinese firm chalked up $42 billion in first-half revenue
Wall Street Journal:
Inside China's government-led plans to conquer the semiconductor industry, which could cost around $150B, worrying US government and analysts  —  The marriage of state universities with commercial ventures is an example of China's hybrid capitalism, meant to bring academic findings to market swiftly.
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