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July 5, 2018, 12:00 PM

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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 …
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo report: 6.5" OLED iPhone should cost ~$1K and come in three colors; 6.1" LCD model should cost ~$700 and come in five colors including blue and red  —  Ming-Chi Kuo released a report today that ups his estimates for the new 2018 iPhone sales, as well as detailing a few changes to expect.
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 …
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
A look at how Samba TV collects viewing data from 13.5M smart TVs in the US to make personalized show recommendations and enable ad targeting  —  The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Israeli indictment says an employee allegedly stole source code of NSO Group's powerful smartphone hacking tools before attempting to sell it for $50M  —  NSO sells its potent iPhone malware to governments, including Mexico and the United Arabs Emirates.  But according to a newly released indictment …
Hans Lee / Bloomberg:
IBM secures AU$1B contract to be the central technology partner to Australian government over the next five years, providing automation and blockchain services  —  - Contract comes 2 years after playing role in bungled census  — Government savings from 5-year agreement estimated at A$100m
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Following CTO's departure in June, TiVo loses its CEO Enrique Rodriguez to Liberty Global after just eight months amid broader uncertainty about its future  —  After less than a year in the role, the CEO of Tivo is leaving the troubled company and jumping to Liberty Global, where he will become its CTO.
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Profile of Chinese online healthcare platform WeDoctor, which has created powerful marketing tools for drug makers by leveraging unfettered access to user data  —  - WeDoctor leverages user data for marketing to drug makers  — Billion-dollar startup backed by Tencent, AIA, New World
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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 …

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