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July 4, 2018, 10:00 AM

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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.
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
India's IT ministry asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages, saying the service “cannot evade accountability” for misinformation that has led to killings  —  MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation …
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.
Bloomberg:
A Chinese court temporarily bans Micron chip sales in the country, with patent ruling in favor of Taiwanese rival UMC; Micron says no injunction has been served  —  A Chinese court temporarily banned Micron Technology Inc. chip sales, cutting the U.S. company off from the world's largest …
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 …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook's political ads disclosure rules algorithm blocks ads for lawn-mowing, waxing salons, Walmart, and more that use the words “bush” and “Clinton”  —  Blaine Simons last month paid Facebook to run an ad for his lawn-mowing company, Al Mowit, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Ex-Microsoft COO Kevin Turner named CEO of Core Scientific, a blockchain and AI startup co-founded by ex-Myspace CTO; SEC filing shows company is raising $40M  —  Former Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has taken the helm of Core Scientific, a stealthy new blockchain and artificial intelligence startup led …

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