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February 17, 2019, 11:55 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK parliament's report on fake news and disinformation says “digital gangster” Facebook deliberately broke laws, calls for antitrust, data abuse investigations  —  A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: a MacBook Pro with a 16"-16.5" screen and all-new design, a 31.6" 6k3k monitor, a new upgradable Mac Pro, and a new iPad mini coming in 2019  —  Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a wide-reaching new investor note this evening.  Kuo says that Apple will release new iPads …
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 …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU negotiators agree on regulations to curb unfair trade practices, requiring more transparency on how internet platforms list and rank products  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under …
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
A look at the debate surrounding the economics of popular open source software like OpenSSL, as an ever-increasing workload on maintainers risks causing burnout  —  A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.  —  It was just before midnight on New Years Eve …
Gina Loukareas / Boing Boing:
Etsy accidentally charged a number of seller accounts for hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars on Friday, leaving users without money for the long weekend  —  People who sell crafts and other goods on Etsy, an e-commerce site focused on handmade and small-batch products …
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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 …
Tweets: @dtunkelang
Nikkei:
Japan's second-largest mobile carrier KDDI says it is investing about $800M for a 49% stake in online securities company Kabu.com  —  Japan's second-largest wireless provider hurries to diversify from smartphones  —  TOKYO — KDDI will invest in online brokerage Kabu.com Securities …
More: Reuters

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