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December 16, 2018, 6:10 PM

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TMZ.com:
Colin Kroll, the CEO, co-founder of HQ Trivia and co-founder of Vine, has died at 34; police source says a drug overdose is suspected  —  Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia, has died of an apparent drug overdose ... TMZ has learned.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ …
Washington Post:
Leaked report prepared for US Senate provides exhaustive analysis of Russian disinformation campaign to support Trump during 2016 election and up to mid-2017  —  The report, a draft of which was obtained by The Washington Post, is the first to study the millions of posts provided …
Julie Verhage / Bloomberg:
Robinhood deletes tweets about launching checking and savings accounts, scrubs the page from its website, and now calls the offering a “cash management” program  —  After a backlash around the marketing of its newest product, Robinhood Financial LLC has rebranded the service …
Bloomberg:
With EU governments increasingly concerned about Huawei, telecoms including UK's BT, France's Orange, and Deutsche Telekom are reconsidering the use of its gear  —  - BT and Deutsche Telekom among companies distancing themselves  — Europe is the equipment maker's biggest market outside China
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
PlanetScale, a database-as-a-service startup based on tech that helped scale YouTube, exits stealth, has raised $3M seed from prominent tech executives in April  —  Database legends emerge with a new startup  —  When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox seed fund a database startup …
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Tencent's Blade security team finds SQLite vulnerability that affects thousands of apps, including Google Home and Chromium open-source browser engine  —  New ‘Magellan’ vulnerability will haunt the app ecosystem for years to come.  —  A security vulnerability in the massively popular …
Brian Merchant / Gizmodo:
The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles  —  Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens …

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