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Paul Mozur / New York Times: Industry groups say new Chinese security law could force companies to build backdoors, provide encryption keys, or hand over source code  —  Jitters in Tech World Over New Chinese Security Law  —  HONG KONG — When a draft of China's new national security law was made public in May …

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Napier Lopez / The Next Web: Facebook's Rooms app updated to allow photos and videos in comments, let moderators pin posts and unban users  —  Remember Facebook's Rooms app?  It just got a big update  —  Things have been relatively quiet for Facebook's Room app - a platform that mashes up forums with subreddit …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player  —  BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today.  But Mac users are about to get access …

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Ashley Feinberg / Gawker: Reddit moderators shut down popular subreddits to protest removal of Victoria Taylor, AMA coordinator and Reddit's director of communications  —  Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor  —  If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit's biggest subs) recently …

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John Callaham / Windows Central: Microsoft confirms its new Edge browser won't support Silverlight  —  Microsoft has already announced that its new Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 will not be using many of the features that were a part of its old Internet Explorer browsers.  That includes support for ActiveX-based plug-ins.

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Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica: Large blocks of IPv4 addresses are no longer available in North America; organizations can either join the wait list or request smaller blocks  —  It's official: North America out of new IPv4 addresses  —  But the move to IPv6 picks up speed.  —  Remember how, a decade ago …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft and Kyocera settle dispute over Android patents, agree to cross-licensing  —  Microsoft, Kyocera settle patent suit over Android phones  —  Microsoft and Kyocera have settled a dispute over Android patents, and simultaneously entered into a patent cross-licensing arrangement about which no details are available.

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Biz Carson / Business Insider: Reddit's popular ‘ask me anything’ feature is down after a key employee is gone  —  Reddit's popular Ask Me Anything (iAMA) feature is offline following a key employee's departure.  —  Subreddit moderators are revolting and setting their sections to private today after Reddit's director of talent …

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Megumi Fujikawa / Wall Street Journal: Casio is developing a durable men's smart watch priced around $400, expected by early 2016  —  Casio Bets on a Watch That Is Smart  —  Japanese watchmaker hopes to outmaneuver Apple Watch's technological wizardry  —  Japanese watchmaker Casio Computer saw the potential of the wrist …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: SoundCloud updates iOS app with “play related tracks” feature that creates a stream of songs  —  In Wake Of Apple Music, SoundCloud Update Focuses On Music Discovery, Better User Experience  —  All the buzz this week may be about the launch of Apple Music …

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: Scribd found that paying publishers based on how much readers read is too expensive in genres like romance  —  What Scribd's growing pains mean for the future of digital content subscription models  —  Netflix earned more than $5 billion in 2014.  No wonder companies want to be …

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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC: Yelp stock closes down about 10% amid reports it has stopped pursuing a sale of company  —  Yelp skids 10% amid sale halt reports  —  Yelp shares slipped on Thursday afternoon amid reports the company's sale process had stalled.  —  Following a trading halt around 12:50 p.m. ET …

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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Apple's iOS 8.4 kneecaps Home Sharing, music streaming now limited to Apple TV  —  While Apple introduced an array of new music features with its latest iOS 8.4 update featuring Apple Music, it also quietly nerfed content serving functionality by apparently limiting Home Sharing …

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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu: Berlin-based on-demand cleaning startup Helpling, backed by Rocket Internet, acquires UK-based rival Hassle.com for €32M, about $35M  —  A clean exit: Helpling acquires Hassle.com for €32 million to dominate on-demand cleaner space  —  Rocket Internet-backed Helpling …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Prince sends takedown requests to Spotify, Rdio, and Deezer  —  Prince Won't Stream 4 U (Unless You're On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music)  —  Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists.

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Apple removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS 8.4  —  Apple yesterday rolled out iOS 8.4 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users and the big news, of course, was the addition of Apple Music and Beats 1.  It appears now, however, that Apple removed a feature still used by many from the operating system.

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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: Apple's new design leads will report to CEO Tim Cook, and not Jony Ive  —  Apple updated its executive bios to reflect changes in its design team that were announced earlier this year.  But the updates came with an unexpected twist.  —  The bio of Jony Ive now includes his new title, Chief Design Officer.

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Philip Cosores / Radio.com: Prince Removes Music From All Streaming Services Except TIDAL  —  This week people have been paying attention to streaming services since the launch of Apple Music on Tuesday, June 30.  And it appears like one of music's biggest artists is opting out completely.

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Dan Levine / Reuters: Ex-DEA agent Carl Force pleads guilty to stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation  —  Former U.S. agent pleads guilty to bitcoin theft in Silk Road probe  —  A former federal agent pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing bitcoins during the government's investigation of Silk Road …

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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business: Yelp Sale Process Said to Stall as Founder Decides to Wait  —  Yelp Inc., which hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to find a buyer, has temporarily decided not to pursue a sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The consumer-review website has had several interested suitors …

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Terry Myerson / Windows Blog: Microsoft details Windows 10 rollout plan: Windows Insiders will be first, rest will be in phases  —  Windows 10: Preparing to Upgrade One Billion Devices  —  With around four weeks to go before Windows 10 becomes available, I thought it would be helpful to provide some context on how we will roll-out Windows 10 to the world.

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal: Hewlett-Packard officially files to split, details its two new companies, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise  —  Hewlett-Packard Officially Files to Split  —  Tech giant details its two new companies, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprises  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday filed paperwork …

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Ian King / Bloomberg Business: Intel President Renée James stepping down to seek CEO role elsewhere  —  Intel President James Steps Down to Seek CEO Role Elsewhere … Intel Corp. President Renée James will step down to seek appointment as chief executive officer elsewhere in a reshuffle …

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Some Apple Music users are seeing duplicate songs, incorrect track metadata, and other issues after enabling iCloud Music Library  —  Apple Music has an iCloud problem  —  I really like Apple Music.  Everything from the setup process (I kept hitting “more artists” until I couldn't anymore) …

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Andy Greenberg / Wired: ProxyHam is a “hardware proxy” that puts you a mile away from your IP address using a 900MHz radio connection  —  This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address  —  In the game of anonymity-versus-surveillance online, the discovery of the user's IP address usually means game over.

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