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July 4, 2019, 6:05 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple to introduce a new scissor switch keyboard which aims to offer durability and longer key travel, in the 2019 MacBook Air and the 2020 MacBook Pro  —  Apple is apparently set to ditch the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015, which has been the root of reliability issues …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hacker sentenced to 27 months in prison for launching DDoS attacks on many gaming services from December 2013 to January 2014  —  Six years later, DerpTrolling, the hacker who started all the Christmas DDoS attacks, gets prison time.  —  A 23-year-old man from Utah was sentenced this week …
Allie Funk / Wired:
Until the US Biometric Exit Program prioritizes privacy and resolves technical and legal shortcomings, airport travelers should opt out of facial recognition  —  Last month, I was at Detroit's Metro Airport for a connecting flight to Southeast Asia.  I listened as a Delta Air Lines staff …
Tom Westbrook / Reuters:
Australian consumer watchdog sues Samsung for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting water-resistant Galaxy phones as suitable for use in non-fresh water  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's consumer watchdog has sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's (005930.KS) Australian unit …
Brendan Pierson / Reuters:
Federal appeals court rules Amazon can be held liable for defective third-party seller products, says it enables vendors to conceal themselves from the customer  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled against Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in a case that could expose the online retailer …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU member states veto new rules mandating a WiFi-based standard for internet connected cars, opening the way for 5G tech backed by BMW, Qualcomm, others  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday …
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Aishah Hussain / Legal Cheek:
Legal chatbot service DoNotPay raises a £3.7M seed round led by Felicis Ventures, with a16z, Founders Fund, and others participating  —  Joshua Browder secures big financial boost  —  A British lawtech entrepreneur has received a hefty cash injection from a string of high-profile Silicon Valley investors.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Unknown attackers are spamming OpenPGP certificates, breaking a core component of encryption software PGP and showing a fundamental weakness known for a decade  —  A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP's ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.

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