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March 19, 2018, 2:05 AM

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Washington Post:
Two former FTC officials say Facebook may have violated 2011 privacy consent decree as US and UK politicians demand more information from Zuckerberg personally  —  Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company …
Caroline Linton / CBS News:
Facebook says it won't lift account suspension for Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie because of his admitted ToS violations  —  Facebook announced Friday it had suspended the account of Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from data firm Cambridge Analytica …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Cambridge Analytica claims to not use Facebook data in voter profiles, perhaps because the models it built from 2014 data do not require more data from Facebook  —  On Friday night, Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the political-data company backed by the billionaire Robert Mercer …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's idealistic, negligent approach to its products has led to nonstop scandals, from discriminatory ad auctions to social apps with loose data governance  —  Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit.
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's initiative to develop tech to mass-produce MicroLED displays, an OLED successor, still at least two years from shipping in its devices  —  The company has a secret manufacturing facility in California  —  Apple Watch to be first Apple product with MicroLED technology
Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
Sources: Twitter will ban ads for ICOs, token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets in the next two weeks  —  Twitter is preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector.  —  The microblogging platform is following similar moves …
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple's projected 2018 R&D costs of ~$14B, up nearly 2x in 4 years and at a 14-year high as a percentage of revenue, hint at Apple's growing product ambitions  —  After a brief lull, Apple's R&D expenditures are once again exploding higher.  Apple's 2Q18 financial guidance implies …

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