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November 23, 2018, 11:40 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US asks allies to avoid Huawei telecommunications equipment, considers financial aid for telecom growth in nations that shun Chinese-made equipment  —  U.S. worried about potential Chinese meddling in 5G networks, but foreign carriers may balk  —  The U.S. government has initiated …
Paris Martineau / Wired:
A look at burgeoning industry of influencer marketing, where brands routinely shell out $60K+ for one video review, or $85K+ to publicly disparage a competitor  —  WHEN SAHARA LOTTI started her lash extensions company, Lashify, in 2017, she didn't know what she was getting herself into.
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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is offering subsidies to network operators in Japan to shore up sales of iPhone XR, after an underwhelming launch of its least expensive phone  —  Japanese carriers will use subsidies from Apple to discount the cheapest new iPhone, after an underwhelming launch
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How Definers brought DC-style political trickery to tech: sources say working for Qualcomm, they promoted Tim Cook as a potential 2020 presidential candidate  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Tim Miller, a longtime Republican political operative, moved to the Bay Area last year to set up a public relations shop …
Associated Press:
Amazon workers at warehouses in UK, Germany and Spain, including ~90% at a Madrid depot, stage walkouts on Black Friday to protest unfair working conditions  —  MADRID (AP) — Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.
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Natalia Drozdiak / Bloomberg:
Google says it will require advertisers to submit documents and receive verification before being able to pay for political ads in the EU, starting in January  —  - Like Facebook, Google to publish info about EU political ads  — Changes come ahead of European Union elections in May 2019
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg won't appear before the UK-led grand committee of eight countries on Tuesday, sending the VP of public policy to testify instead  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declined to testify at a rare joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries …

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