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June 28, 2017, 11:45 PM

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Matt Suiche / Comae Technologies:
Malware spreading in recent outbreak is not ransomware, as “Petya” had been altered to wipe and destroy system memory, suggesting a nation state was behind it  —  Ransomware-as-a-service soon to be renamed Lure-as-a-Service  —  TL;DR: The ransomware was a lure for the media …
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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Canada's top court rules that Google can be compelled by lower courts to remove search results worldwide, causing concern among civil liberties groups  —  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply …
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine  —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google Photos begins rolling out new suggested sharing features, including dedicated in-app sharing tab and optional automatic sharing  —  Google is now starting to roll out the major new sharing features announced for Google Photos last month.  —  The update adds a dedicated “sharing” …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google officially debuts its internal Area 120 startup incubator and announces a VR advertising project called Advr aimed at testing formats  —  Google today is more formally taking the wraps off its internal incubator, Area 120, with the launch of a dedicated website, alongside the launch …
Brian Crecente / Polygon:
Sources: Andy Rubin-backed AR gaming glasses startup CastAR shuts down, lays off about 70 and is liquidating assets  —  About 70 employees laid off, Eat Sleep Play shuttered  —  PIN  —  CastAR, the augmented reality start-up co-created by two former Valve employees, laid off its staff …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A look at “new-collar” tech-focused jobs, supported by big firms like Microsoft and IBM, that aim to provide skills to workers without college degrees in the US  —  ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford …
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What could Grocery and IoT look like with payments?  —  I find myself thinking how IoT, payments and simplification of daily duties could be mashed together to simplify the grocery store
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
iOS 11 on iPad Pro falls short of being a laptop replacement due to lack of precise pointer input, but side-by-side view and multitasking are getting better  —  Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week.  While you can use the iPad just as you've always …
 

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