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July 4, 2018, 1:55 PM

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The California Supreme Court rules that Yelp can't be forced to remove negative reviews from users, overturning a lower court's decision against the company  —  Businesses can't sue Yelp to get defamatory reviews removed, California's Supreme Court has ruled.
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
A look at changes WhatsApp can make to curb misinformation after violence in India, including making messages private by default and forwarding only by consent  —  With over 200 million users in India, WhatsApp has a massive Fake News and misinformation problem.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
US provides ZTE temporary authorization through August 1 to continue supporting equipment and consumer devices already deployed  —  So it can update phones and other equipment  —  The US Commerce Department has temporarily lifted a portion of the ban on ZTE that all-but shut down the company almost three months ago.
New York Times:
Amid the boom in AI, Silicon Valley's tech giants have taken their talent hunt for engineers and researchers to Cambridge, UK  —  A boom in artificial intelligence research has drawn the tech industry's biggest companies and their checkbooks to the storied English city.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook's political ads disclosure rules enforcement blocks ads for firms, from waxing salons to Walmart, using words “bush” and “Clinton”, a common town name  —  Blaine Simons last month paid Facebook to run an ad for his lawn-mowing company, Al Mowit, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google says Cloud COO Diane Bryant has left the company, less than a year after joining from Intel, where she had been for 32 years  —  Google Cloud chief operating officer Diane Bryant has left the company after less than a year.  —  “We are grateful for the contributions she made while at Google …
Bloomberg:
Chinese court temporarily bans Micron chip sales in the country, with patent ruling in favor of Taiwanese rival UMC  —  A Chinese court temporarily banned Micron Technology Inc. chip sales, cutting the U.S. company off from the world's largest semiconductor market, Taiwanese rival United Microelectronics Corp. said.
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
Profile of Paul Denino, an “IRL” streamer who goes by Ice Poseidon and streams most of his life on YouTube, often with serious consequences  —  When your job is to constantly share your life, even your worst moments are an opportunity to please your audience.
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
On Tuesday, Wikipedia Italy set all of its pages to redirect to a statement protesting a July 5 EU Parliament initial vote on changes to copyright law  —  Last month, members of European Parliament voted to move forward with a sweeping overhaul of the European Union's copyright laws that critics …

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