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July 23, 2018, 12:15 AM

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Erin Heffernan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Uber, Lyft suspend driver who secretly live-streamed hundreds of rides on Twitch, after initially keeping him on and saying he did not violate Missouri law  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was originally published Friday night.  It was updated 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a statement from Uber saying …
Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Intel fixes longstanding flaws in Intel Management Engine that let hackers on same subnet run code on targeted PC; no patches for first three gens of Core chips  —  Check your computer makers for patches  —  In case you missed it, Chipzilla has gone public with more security updates for the Intel Management Engine.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
UK media firm Future plc, owner of 100+ brands including TechRadar and PC Gamer, to buy Purch, owner of AnandTech, Laptop Mag, and Tom's Hardware, for $132.5M  —  This week U.K. specialist publisher Future announced the purchase of technology platform and publisher Purch for $132.5 million …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Facebook could recognize Holocaust denialism as hate speech and ban it on those grounds, but trying to censor every falsehood should be noted as a bad idea  —  To follow Mark Zuckerberg's utterances is to constantly cringe.  —  Last week was no different.
David Floyd / CoinDesk:
The amount of ether staked on Augur, a peer-to-peer protocol to create prediction markets from user-posed questions, grew to ~$1M and first bets paid out $20K  —  Augur, a decentralized platform for creating predictions markets, just hit a major milestone.  —  “The first markets …
Eric Feng:
Overview of the iPhone-fueled “golden age” of tech startups from 2009-2012, how FAANG firms succeeded in its aftermath, and why B2C startups still have a chance  —  Ten years ago this month on July 10, 2008, Apple first unveiled the App Store and kicked off one of the greatest periods …
Alyza Sebenius / Bloomberg:
Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command and NSA, confirms he created Russia Small Group, a special task force to address Russian cyber threats  —  - Confirms ‘Russia Small Group’ to combat cyberspace attacks  — Persistent incursions by adversies not rising to level of war
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Reuters:
CEO of Chinese commerce giant JD.com says they aim to finalize the strategy to enter European market and open an office in Germany by the end of the year  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company JD.com plans to expand in Europe and aims to have finalised its strategy for entering …

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