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March 19, 2018, 12:25 PM

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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 …
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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
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 costs $799 without tracking beacons and controllers, pre-orders start today, ships April 5; original Vive now costs $499, down $100  —  HTC says it will charge $799 for its new, higher-resolution Vive Pro virtual reality headset — and we mean, literally, just the headset.

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