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March 19, 2018, 11:15 AM

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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
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.
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 …
Slate:
Major tech platforms like Facebook become vulnerable to unethical practices by third parties because they do not proactively support ethical research  —  Give researchers more access to data, not less.  —  In a 2013 paper, psychologist Michal Kosinski and collaborators from University …
Washington Post:
Caroline Linton / CBS News:
Thomas Reed / Malwarebytes Labs:
$15K GrayKey device marketed to law enforcement can reportedly unlock even the latest iPhones, posing serious security concerns  —  Ever since the case of the San Bernadino shooter pitted Apple against the FBI over the unlocking of an iPhone, opinions have been split on providing backdoor access to the iPhone for law enforcement.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
HTC's Vive Pro VR headset will cost $799 without controllers; pre-orders start today with the first headsets shipping on April 5th  —  HTC says it will charge $799 for its new, higher-resolution Vive Pro virtual reality headset — and we mean, literally, just the headset.
Wall Street Journal:
Yelp will double the number of restaurants offering Grubhub delivery to over 80K on its website and app, in deal completing the acquisition of its Eat24 service  —  Grubhub wants to be the dominant meal-delivery business for Americans  —  Grubhub Inc. GRUB -.32% and its rivals say they need …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The NCTA, CTIA, and USTelecom, trade groups that represent nearly the entire broadband industry, file motions to help the FCC to defend repeal of net neutrality  —  NCTA, CTIA, and USTelecom sign up to defend net neutrality repeal in court.  —  The biggest lobby groups representing broadband providers …
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