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February 18, 2019, 4:10 AM

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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:
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 …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Alibaba acquires 8% stake in Nasdaq-listed Chinese anime streaming site Bilibili; Tencent paid $320M for its 12.3% stake in Bilibili in October  —  Ecommerce giant Alibaba is continuing its push into the world of youth culture after it scooped up an 8 percent stake in anime streaming and game publishing company Bilibili.
More: VarietyTweets: @ritacyliao
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 …
More: TechCrunch and Tamebay
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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 …
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
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
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 …
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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