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July 5, 2018, 8:50 AM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
European Parliament votes against controversial Article 11 and Article 13 copyright reform proposals, meaning they will now be open for debate and amendments  —  A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer:
German privacy-focused organizations Zwiebelfreunde, a nonprofit that runs Tor relay servers, and Chaos Computer Club say police raided their offices and homes  —  Two privacy-focused organizations have accused today German police of carrying out raids at their offices and members' private homes …
Renee DiResta / Wired:
A look at how “keyword voids”, social recommendations, and paid promotions can lead to tragic misinformation in top search results for health-related queries  —  IN THE FIRST few hours of a newborn's life, doctors administer a vitamin K shot.  This is because infants …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
VW unveils WE vehicle on-demand service, starting with car sharing, then other transport modes like scooters, launching next year in Germany, globally from 2020  —  Volkswagen Group is launching a car-sharing service called WE that only uses electric vehicles, following the lead of rivals …
Morgan Meaker / WIRED UK:
Led by Germany and Denmark, EU countries are expanding laws that enable immigration officials to extract data from asylum seekers' phones  —  European leaders need to bring immigration numbers down, and metadata on smartphones could be just what they need to start sending migrants back
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque  —  Even before President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media.

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Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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