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March 19, 2018, 9:05 AM

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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.
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:
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:
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
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 …
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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