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July 5, 2019, 9:25 PM

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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung says it projects Q2 operating profit of ~$5.5B, beating analyst estimates but down ~56% YoY following weakness in the price and demand of memory chips  —  KEY POINTS  — Samsung Electronics said on Friday that profits for the three months that ended June more than halved …
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 …
Noam Cohen / New Yorker:
A California law went into effect July 1 banning bots from pretending to be real people without disclosure while selling products or influencing votes  —  When you ask experts how bots influence politics—that is, what specifically these bits of computer code that purport to be human …
Jasper Jolly / The Guardian:
UK's competition regulator orders Amazon to pause integration efforts with Deliveroo pending investigation into potential breaches of competition rules  —  Enforcement order issued after online retailer bought stake in food courier service  —  The UK's competition regulator has ordered Amazon …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Ola says it has received a private hire vehicle license from Transport for London and plans to launch its ride-hailing service in the city in September  —  London's transport agency has given India's Ola the green light to launch its ride-hailing service in the UK capital …
Mahsa Alimardani / VICE:
A look at Iran's efforts to tighten internet controls and curtail digital freedoms, as US sanctions and cyberattacks against the country escalate  —  The anxiety about cyberattacks and the perceived need for greater control in the wake of American economic sanctions has led to a loss of internet freedom in Iran.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
TrapX, which makes tools to thwart cyberattacks in real time via decoy databases and workstations, raises $18M Series C, bringing its total raised to ~$50M  —  San Jose-based cybersecurity company TrapX has secured $18 million in a round led by Ibex Investors, bringing its total raised to nearly $50 million.
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