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March 22, 2018, 12:50 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica breached Facebook's trust, which caused Facebook to break users' trust, and vows to prevent it from happening again  —  I want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation — including the steps we've already taken and our next steps to address this important issue.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
In interview, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform, the fixes will not be easy and will cost “many millions of dollars”  —  In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.
CNN:
Highlights from CNN's interview with Mark Zuckerberg: “I'm really sorry that this has happened” and that he is “happy to” testify before Congress  —  Mark Zuckerberg is responding to the fallout following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.
Denelle Dixon / The Mozilla Blog:
Facebook:
Gabe Madway / Instagram:
Instagram is testing a “New Posts” button to let users choose when to refresh the feed, rather than it happening automatically, to make it feel “more fresh”  —  Today we're introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google rolls out the ability to send payments using Assistant through Google Pay to iOS and Android users in the US  —  But only via Google Pay  —  Google is rolling out the ability to send peer-to-peer payments with Google Assistant.  Starting today (only in the US) …
ProPublica:
Investigation shows IBM flouted US laws against age discrimination and estimates the company eliminated about 20K+ US employees over 40 in the past five years  —  FOR NEARLY A HALF CENTURY, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Source: Best Buy has ceased ordering new smartphones from Huawei and will stop selling Huawei products once existing inventory runs out over the next few weeks  —  It's going to get harder for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to sell its smartphones in the US.
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Tempe, AZ police release video of moments before fatal Uber autonomous car collision; safety driver repeatedly looks at something off-camera before collision  —  Here's what the car — and its operator — saw.  —  Three days after an Uber self-driving vehicle fatally crashed into a pedestrian in Tempe …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says it will fix a privacy bug that let Siri read out hidden third-party lock screen notifications in a future update  —  Apple has confirmed it will fix a privacy issue in which Siri can read aloud hidden lock screen notifications on iPhones.  —  In a statement provided to MacRumors …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Google AI chip researcher Dave Patterson and Alphabet board chair John Hennessy share $1M Turing Award for their research on RISC chip architecture  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In 1980, Dave Patterson, a computer science professor, looked at the future of the world's digital machines and saw their limits.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Vivaldi browser adds DuckDuckGo as the default search engine for users in private browsing windows  —  Vivaldi, the desktop browser app that was launched in 2016 by Opera cofounder Jon von Tetzchner, has introduced a small but interesting new feature today.
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Slack updates privacy policy to comply with GDPR, says customers with certain premium services can download all data, including DMs, without informing members  —  Slack just updated its privacy policy and tools, and one of the changes may give some users pause.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
GoPro will license its designs and IP to US manufacturer Jabil, which will use it to produce hardware for smart homes, military, fire, police, and others  —  GoPro is today announcing a multi-year deal with Jabil that aims to put GoPro technology in everything from police body cameras to video conferencing solutions.

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Microsoft:
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