July 6, 2019, 3:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Inside Facebook's elite “info ops” team, created in 2017 to respond to worst co-ordinated disinformation campaigns that state actors like Russian IRA can launch  —  Among the thousands of staff at Facebook, there is one group that talks about the company not as a social network, but as a battlefield.
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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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.

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