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March 21, 2016, 1:45 AM

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Annalee Newitz / Ars Technica:
Facebook “multicultural affinity” ad targeting guesses user's race based on behavior, used to serve different Straight Outta Compton film trailers  —  Facebook's ad platform now guesses at your race based on your behavior  —  Company profiles users so Facebook can sell against their “ethnic affinity.”
Michael Weissenstein / Associated Press:
Airbnb in Cuba now available to all, not just US-based travelers, after special authorization from the Obama administration  —  Online Lodging Service Airbnb Opens Cuba Listings To World  —  HAVANA (AP) — Online lodging service Airbnb is allowing travelers from around the world to book stays …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
FBI, Department of Transportation, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warn drivers about threat of over-the-internet attacks on cars  —  The FBI Warns That Car Hacking Is a Real Risk  —  It's been eight months since a pair of security researchers proved beyond any doubt …
Angela Doland / Ad Age:
GroupM: 49.7% of total ad spend in China will go toward the Internet this year, up 30% year-over-year; 31% of worldwide ad spend will go toward the Internet  —  Half of China's Ad Spending Will Go Toward the Internet This Year, GroupM Says  —  The Flipside: Spending on TV is Expected to Drop 4.5% in 2016
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
Intel's new Skull Canyon NUC gaming mini-PC supports external Thunderbolt 3 graphics cards, ships in May starting at $650  —  Hands-on with Intel's Skull Canyon NUC, the most powerful game-ready mini-PC  —  What the heck!  An Intel NUC that can play Just Cause 2 at 1080p resolution?!

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