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July 5, 2018, 6:45 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 just voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal …
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.
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.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Tinder is officially rolling out Loops, GIF-like two-second looping videos that users can add to their profiles, on iOS  —  If you're a dating app regular, you know that a photo only says so much about yourself.  But do you really want to go to the trouble of recording a whole video for people …
Yoav Stoler / CTECH:
Sources: Apple has notified Intel that it will not use chipmaker's 5G wireless chips in its 2020 mobile devices  —  Apple has notified Intel it will not use a mobile modem developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device  —  Intel will not provide 5G modems for Apple's 2020 mobile devices …
Dan Strumpf / Wall Street Journal:
ZTE says it has named Xu Ziyang, former head of its business in Germany, as CEO alongside a new CTO, CFO, and head of HR, to comply with US demands  —  New CEO is 20-year veteran of company; naming new leadership is condition for the U.S. to lift a ban on buying American-made parts
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Sources: Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction  —  Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction, Axios has learned.
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 …
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 …
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
How firms like GMobi and MoMagic are using pre-loaded apps on cheap smartphones in developing countries to harvest user data by offering free firmware updates  —  Tension between privacy and sharing of user data stokes a debate in West, but much less so in developing economies

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