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March 17, 2018, 2:05 AM

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Paul Grewal / Facebook:
Facebook suspends Trump and Brexit-affiliated data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after reports it and affiliated psychologist lied about data retention  —  We are suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from Facebook.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is testing a change to Windows 10 that will open links clicked within Windows Mail in Edge, even if Edge is not the default browser  —  A desperate move to grab browser share  —  Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft confirms it has been testing subscriptions for rides for the past few months, starting at $199 for 30 rides a month  —  30 rides for $199 a month.  Or is it $300?  —  Lyft is testing monthly subscription plans for high-frequency users, a sign that the company is shifting toward a Netflix or Spotify model for transportation.
Abner Li / 9to5Mac:
Google Lens starts rolling out to Google Photos for iOS  —  Last month, Google announced that Lens — its set of visual search and analysis tools — is coming to iOS.  First introduced at last year's Google I/O developer conference, it will be rolling out over the coming weeks to all users using Google Photos.
Molly McHugh / The Ringer:
Digg announces that it will shut down Digg Reader, its barebones RSS reader, on March 26  —  A requiem for a haven from algorithms and trending topics  —  On Wednesday, Digg announced that it will be shutting down Digg Reader on March 26.  The RSS reader, for me and likely many others …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces media event at a Chicago high school at 10am CT on March 27, focused on “creative new ideas for teachers and students”  —  Apple today invited the media to an event on Tuesday, March 27 at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago.
Bloomberg:
Qualcomm says Paul Jacobs, the son of Qualcomm's founder, won't be renominated to its board after he informed them he's exploring a bid to acquire the company  —  Ex-Chairman is considering acquisition of the chipmaker  —  Chipmaker in play after Trump blocks $117 billion Broadcom bid
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Investigation finds ~70 “creepshot” Tumblr blogs including one with ~11K followers and 53K+ interactions; Tumblr hasn't removed any blogs found in investigation  —  After Reddit famously banned the creepshots sub-reddit, which shared non-consensual, revealing photos of women …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Facebook plans to launch Oculus Go standalone VR headset at f8 developer conference on May 1  —  Facebook is looking to officially launch its Oculus Go standalone virtual reality (VR) headset at its f8 developer conference on May 1, Variety has learned from multiple sources familiar with the company's plans.

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