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March 16, 2015, 3:00 PM

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Facebook:
Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests  —  By Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel  —  Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves.
Pew Internet:
Pew survey examines changes in American attitudes about online privacy post-Snowden  —  Americans' Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden  —  It has been nearly two years since the first disclosures of government surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews  —  A leaked version of Office 2016 gave us an early look at a new colorful theme early today, and now Microsoft is ready to let anyone test its upcoming Office client.  Starting today, the software maker is launching …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google is working on an open API to allow any app integrate with Google Now  —  A Google Now open API is in the works... and support for theme park ride queue times  —  Google Now will one day be able to work with information from all of the apps you use.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Facebook to announce ad performance measurement tool on its own and third party apps next week  —  Mobile Ad World Braces for Facebook's Move Into Measurement  —  Facebook next week is expected to announce a tool to help mobile app developers measure whether an ad caused people to download an app …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Bill Gurley amps up bubble talk, predicting “dead unicorns” this year and a Facebook revenue hit  —  Bill Gurley predicts ‘dead unicorns’ in startup-land this year  —  A crash would affect more than just startups.  Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat …
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
‘Sirius’ Is the Google-Backed Open Source Siri  —  Sirius, a Google-funded open source program similar to Apple's Siri or Google's Google Now voice recognition application, could finally democratize the virtual assistant.  —  RIght now, virtual assistants are a game for the big kids of the tech world …
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile extends Data Stash to prepaid customers, includes the same 10GB of free LTE data; unused data rolls over for up to a year  —  T-Mobile extends 10GB free LTE data to prepaid customers, includes data rollover for up to a year  —  T-Mobile announced Data Stash back in December …

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