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March 27, 2017, 10:50 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Analysis finds ads for big brands placed on politically extreme and derogatory content across the web, highlighting broader issues with programmatic advertising  —  Follow The Post's tech blog, The Switch, where technology and policy connect.  —  As the owner of a small business in liberal Massachusetts …
Tess Townsend / Recode:
YouTube's ad mess gives advertisers leverage for what they really want: More data  —  Advertisers are tired of just trusting Google.  —  As far as advertisers are concerned, there are really only two ways to place ads online: The “open web” where you can track the ads, and “walled gardens” where you can't.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sources: Amazon exploring retail store concepts for furniture, electronics, and more, including plans for grocery stores in India's vast market  —  SEATTLE — Last Sunday in Palm Springs, Calif., Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, climbed into the cockpit of a 13-foot robot …
Washington Post:
White House team led by Jared Kushner to work with tech titans like Cook, Gates, and Benioff to modernize tech and data infrastructure of all federal agencies  —  President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Users unwittingly exposed sensitive docs on Microsoft's Docs.com due to default “share publicly” setting; Microsoft initially responded by turning off search  —  Microsoft has quietly removed a feature on its document sharing site Docs.com that allowed anyone to search through millions …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
PietSmietTV, a startup that streams gameplay videos 24 hours a day via Twitch and YouTube, ordered to apply for broadcast TV license by German regulators  —  You might want to think twice about running a non-stop livestream just because you can — at least in Germany, regulators will want to have a word with you.
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Bloomberg:
Uber suspends self-driving car testing following Arizona crash involving one of its cars; police say the Uber car was not at fault, another car failed to yield  —  A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest setback for a company reeling from multiple crises.
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Inside the FBI's hunt for notorious Russian hacker and Zeus malware creator Evgeniy Bogachev, who has intelligence ties and a $3M bounty on his head  —  On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election …
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify to acquire and shut down content recommendation startup MightyTV, founder Brian Adams to become VP of technology at Spotify  —  Spotify has acquired MightyTV, a New York-based startup that uses AI to provide video recommendations based on personal preferences and opinions of friends.

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