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February 19, 2019, 7:05 PM

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
YouTube updates community guidelines with a new system for rule-breaking channels, which now get a consequence-free, one-time warning for their first violation  —  Channels will now get a consequence-free, one-time warning for their first violation  —  YouTube is overhauling its community guidelines …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
For YouTube, curbing misinformation on its platform may mean punishing some of its stars, a step it's not shown it can broadly take, despite recent policy shift  —  Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.”
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Coinbase buys Neutrino, which helps monitor, analyze, and track cryptocurrency flows, for an undisclosed sum  —  Coinbase, the world's most valuable crypto company, is gearing up to add more cryptocurrencies to its exchange thanks to its latest acquisition.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X55, its second generation 5G modem, with a maximum download speed of 7 Gbps, up 40% from the X50's 5 Gbps  —  The Snapdragon X55 adds support for more 5G technologies  —  Even before most phone makers have launched their first 5G handsets, Qualcomm …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
House Committee on Energy and Commerce asks in open letter whether Facebook users were misled about what personal data could be leaked by joining closed groups  —  House committee asked for a briefing  —  Lawmakers are looking to question Facebook about its privacy practices after allegations …
Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke on her content acquisition strategy, potentially broadcasting a ceremony such as the Oscars one day, and more  —  The studio head opened up about her Sundance buying spree, blockbuster ambitions and the secret room where Amazon's 'Lord …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A deep dive on the widespread and ongoing DNS hijacking attacks, which the DHS issued an emergency directive about last month  —  The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks …
BBC:
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says there is “no way the US can crush us” and that “our company will never undertake any spying activities”  —  The founder of Huawei has said there is “no way the US can crush” the company, in an exclusive interview with the BBC.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google publishes 30-page paper on how it combats disinformation across YouTube, Search, News, Ads: product improvements, experience with spam, context for users  —  Over the weekend, Google presented a white paper at the Munich Security Conference detailing how it fights disinformation across its largest services.
Twitter:
Twitter expands its policy for political ad transparency to the EU, India, and Australia, will show billing information, ad spend, impressions per tweet, more  —  We continue to be committed to enforcing stricter policies for political advertisers and providing clear, transparent disclosure for all ads on Twitter.

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