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July 5, 2019, 1:30 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 …
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 …
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.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Naspers-owned payments company PayU to enter Southeast Asia with the acquisition of Red Dot in a deal that values the Singapore-based e-commerce startup at $65M  —  PayU, the Naspers owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into Southeast Asia …
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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 …

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