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July 30, 2018, 9:20 PM

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Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Uber says it will stop development of self-driving trucks and instead focus on self-driving cars; Uber Freight is unaffected by this decision  —  Uber is shuttering its self-driving trucks unit, a beleaguered program borne out of the company's controversial multi-million acquisition of Otto nearly two years ago.
David McCabe / Axios:
Policy paper from Sen. Warner lays out 20 ways to address issues posed by big tech platforms, from putting a price on users' data to mimicking GDPR rules  —  In a policy paper obtained by Axios, Sen. Mark Warner's office laid out 20 different paths to address problems posed by Big Tech platforms …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Court docs: CA police have arrested a college student who allegedly was a member of OGUSERS and stole $5M+ worth of cryptocurrency by SIM swapping ~40 people  —  California authorities say a 20-year-old college student *hijacked* more than 40 phone numbers and stole $5 million …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Twitter finishes its review of proposals for improving the health of discourse on the platform and is working with two academic teams on echo chambers, more  —  Twitter is partnering with two groups of academic researchers to figure out how to measure the health of conversations happening on the platform.
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
Source: Bitmain plans to file for an IPO soon; the company booked $1.1B in net profits in Q1 2018 and is raising new funding that would value it at ~$14B  —  The co-CEO of Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest cryptocurrency mining company, recently revealed plans to conduct …

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