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February 17, 2019, 6:35 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
An account of the rise and untimely death of Vine and HQ Trivia cofounder Colin Kroll, based on interviews with and documents from friends, police, and others  —  Self-taught coder Colin Kroll shot to startup fame, allowing him to live life in a fast lane  —  Colin Kroll, a college dropout …
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Report by a UK parliamentary committee into fake news and disinformation, due Monday, is expected to be very critical of Facebook and its “duplicitous” CEO  —  Westminster will also urge investigation into foreign meddling in UK elections  —  Facebook cannot be trusted …
Financial Times:
Sources: the UK government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, a setback for the US-led anti-Huawei campaign  —  The British government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks …
Corinne Purtill / Quartz:
A look at how the Enron Corpus, a public database of 600K+ emails that helped bring down Enron, has enabled AI researchers to train natural language models  —  During its 2002 investigation of the bankruptcy of Enron, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) checked the energy company's emails …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
DJI unveils a new 3D geofencing system that will prevent the company's drones from flying too close to major airports in the UK and 32 European countries  —  The new restrictions form a no-fly zone in the shape of a 3D bow tie  —  A three-dimensional “bow tie” geofence will soon prevent DJI's drones …
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Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
Leaked images of V50 ThinQ, LG's first 5G phone, which will likely launch on Feb. 24, show a triple camera system and a rear fingerprint sensor, similar to V40  —  We've known for a while that LG would reveal a 5G phone in early 2019, just like every other OEM apparently.

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Do Cloud users need to fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?  —  Political experts predict a no-deal Brexit, which would mean that the UK exits the EU without any agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
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