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July 5, 2018, 5:05 AM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia redirects all of its Italian, Spanish, and Polish pages to a statement protesting July 5 EU Parliament initial vote on changes to copyright law  —  Wikipedia's Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions of the free online encyclopedia …
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 …
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.
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.

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