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July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A deep look at Mueller's mid-July indictment of Russia's GRU officers and how they hacked the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and DCCC before the 2016 election  —  Latest Mueller indictment offers excruciating details to confirm known election pwnage.  —  In a press briefing just two weeks ago …
Bloomberg:
Sources: ARM has agreed to acquire US-based data analytics company Treasure Data for about $600M  —  - Treasure Data may fetch about $600 million in a sale  — Products are used by auto, retail and entertainment firms  —  ARM Holdings Plc, the British computer-chip designer owned …
Raf Casert / Associated Press:
Belgian museums complain about Facebook rejecting ads with paintings of Flemish Masters like Rubens; company says it is reviewing its approach to nudity in art  —  BRUSSELS (AP) — For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure.
Sean Hollister / CNET:
Amazon disputes results of ACLU's test of its Rekognition tool and says it's reasonable for government to weigh in on how police use facial recognition tech  —  When Amazon's controversial facial recognition system mistakenly matched 28 members of Congress with criminal mugshots, it caused quite a stir.
Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
UK Parliament committee proposes social networks be legally responsible for harmful and illegal content and to let watchdogs audit tech company algorithms  —  A leaked copy of the MPs' report was published online on Friday, two days ahead of its official release.
South China Morning Post:
How Grab expanded its taxi-hailing app to include booking cars and bikes, and ordering food; worth $10B+, it is Southeast Asia's most valuable tech startup  —  How Anthony Tan has taken a taxi-hailing app to keep drivers and riders more safe into an everyday app to book cars, bicycles and even food delivery services
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook and YouTube, with rules like the “three strikes policy” that assume good faith users, are unprepared for actors like Infowars that exploit loopholes  —  Facebook and YouTube never anticipated a site like Infowars  —  Two weeks ago, CNN's Oliver Darcy put a question …

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