Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque (Kevin Roose/New York Times)

Kevin Roose / New York Times: Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque  —  Even before President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee is announced, a fight over the choice is raging on social media. from Techmeme… Read More Under its new rules, Facebook reveals some details of the political ads about the SCOTUS nomination, but the money behind some groups buying ads remains opaque (Kevin Roose/New York Times)

Updated California law now requires businesses to set clear auto-renewal terms for digital subscriptions and allow customers to cancel online (Abrar Al-Heeti/CNET)

Abrar Al-Heeti / CNET: Updated California law now requires businesses to set clear auto-renewal terms for digital subscriptions and allow customers to cancel online  —  A California law that went into effect July 1 is aimed at making it easier for customers to cancel their subscriptions online. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2ITDp2w

Inside DOD’s Jyn Erso initiative that is giving technically skilled soldiers an opportunity to build tech for the Army alongside experts from the private sector (Issie Lapowsky/Wired)

Issie Lapowsky / Wired: Inside DOD’s Jyn Erso initiative that is giving technically skilled soldiers an opportunity to build tech for the Army alongside experts from the private sector  —  NICOLE CAMARILLO WAS touring the Army base at Fort Meade, Maryland in early 2017 when a young captain—I’ll call him Matt … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2u6V7ub

Some AI experts say fully autonomous cars may be further away than expected and that it may be years before self-driving systems can reliably avoid accidents (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge: Some AI experts say fully autonomous cars may be further away than expected and that it may be years before self-driving systems can reliably avoid accidents  —  If you believe the CEOs, a fully autonomous car could be only months away.  In 2015, Elon Musk predicted a fully autonomous Tesla… Read More Some AI experts say fully autonomous cars may be further away than expected and that it may be years before self-driving systems can reliably avoid accidents (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Interview with Stephen Hunter, who manages the International Space Station’s computer resources, on the tech they use, issues they face, AI, and more (Steve Ranger/ZDNet)

Steve Ranger / ZDNet: Interview with Stephen Hunter, who manages the International Space Station’s computer resources, on the tech they use, issues they face, AI, and more  —  Tech support, but in space: A look at the tech which astronauts use on the ISS.  —  It’s orbiting the Earth at 28,000 kilometres an hour …… Read More Interview with Stephen Hunter, who manages the International Space Station’s computer resources, on the tech they use, issues they face, AI, and more (Steve Ranger/ZDNet)

China’s large rural population and competition between JD.com and Alibaba are fueling the race to develop large-scale drone delivery systems in the country (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: China’s large rural population and competition between JD.com and Alibaba are fueling the race to develop large-scale drone delivery systems in the country  —  The day after Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc.’s mid-year sale, a company drone took off from a playground in the city of Xi’an … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IQVnmo

A look at how Amazon delivers packages quickly to remote parts of India, such as Leh, by partnering with local companies (New York Times)

New York Times: A look at how Amazon delivers packages quickly to remote parts of India, such as Leh, by partnering with local companies  —  With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the… Read More A look at how Amazon delivers packages quickly to remote parts of India, such as Leh, by partnering with local companies (New York Times)

Wikipedia sets all of its Italian, Spanish, and Polish pages to redirect to a statement protesting July 5 EU Parliament initial vote on changes to copyright law (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Wikipedia sets all of its Italian, Spanish, and Polish pages to redirect to a statement protesting July 5 EU Parliament initial vote on changes to copyright law  —  Wikipedia’s Italian and Spanish language versions have temporarily shut off access to their respective versions … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2u5xHFh

Baidu announces it’s partnering with Mobileye on its Project Apollo autonomous driving project, which now has over 115 partners (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Baidu announces it’s partnering with Mobileye on its Project Apollo autonomous driving project, which now has over 115 partners  —  Chinese tech behemoth Baidu is ramping up production of its self-driving car platform.  Today at the 2018 Baidu Create developer conference in Beijing … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2KzpYus

Sensor Tower: Super Mario Run made $60M+ in worldwide revenue since launching in 2016, with ~77% of revenue coming from the App Store and ~43% from US players (Randy Nelson/Sensor Tower Blog)

Randy Nelson / Sensor Tower Blog: Sensor Tower: Super Mario Run made $60M+ in worldwide revenue since launching in 2016, with ~77% of revenue coming from the App Store and ~43% from US players  —  Nintendo has collected enough gold coins to earn several hundred thousand extra lives in its first mobile Mario outing. from… Read More Sensor Tower: Super Mario Run made $60M+ in worldwide revenue since launching in 2016, with ~77% of revenue coming from the App Store and ~43% from US players (Randy Nelson/Sensor Tower Blog)

Uber says it will resume operations in Finland, following a year-long hiatus, after a new transportation law came into effect this week (Natalia Drozdiak/Bloomberg)

Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg: Uber says it will resume operations in Finland, following a year-long hiatus, after a new transportation law came into effect this week  —  – Ride-hailing company suspended operations there last year  — New CEO seeks to repair relations with local regulators from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2ISycYO