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July 30, 2017, 8:05 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 …
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.
Jessica Pishko / Wired:
Former Lily employees and contractors shed light on the camera drone maker's downfall as it struggled to meet expectations set by its viral launch video  —  In June 2016, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of the hot new startup Lily Robotics, stood before a room of business students …
Steve Ranger / TechRepublic:
Inside NATO's Locked Shields cybersecurity war games, where 19 teams practice defending national infrastructure from cyberattacks  —  In the doorway of a low-ceilinged room with harsh strip lighting, Klaid Magi is looking tired.  Behind him, the mess suggests this has not been a standard day at the office.

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