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March 21, 2016, 4:45 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.”
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Johns Hopkins researchers find an iMessage bug that allows attackers to decrypt photos and videos on older iOS versions  —  Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption  —  Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real …
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 …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
How 21-year-old Opera sold for $1.2B and why CEO Lars Boilesen and CTO Håkon Wium Lie are ambivalent about it  —  Opera's $1.2B sale: Shocking underdog victory or cruel twist of fate 21 years in the making?  —  FEATURE:  —  The news that Norway's Opera Software accepted …
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

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