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March 21, 2018, 11:25 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 apologizes for letting community down, says he is open to testifying, and that Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform  —  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.
Facebook:
Facebook to review all apps that had extended data access in 2014 and prior, audit suspicious ones, inform users about misuse, revoke permissions of unused apps  —  Protecting people's information is the most important thing we do at Facebook.  What happened with Cambridge Analytica was a breach of Facebook's trust.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Paul Ford / Bloomberg:
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Police release video of moments before fatal Uber autonomous car collision; Uber's safety driver appears to look at something off-camera before the 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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google is working on blockchain-related technology for its cloud business; source says this includes a distributed ledger to verify transactions  —  Alphabet division developing a distributed digital ledger  —  Company insiders say cloud is natural home for the technology
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Google's global head of music, Lyor Cohen, says YouTube will start putting more ads in between music videos to encourage subscriptions to upcoming music service  —  It's a cultural change for a company that was built on free  —  YouTube will increase the number of ads that some users …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple executive Jimmy Iovine will transition into a consulting role in August and step back from daily involvement with Apple Music  —  The music executive and Beats co-founder will step back from daily involvement with Apple's streaming-music business
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Senate votes 97-2 to advance controversial Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA/SESTA); Trump will now likely sign it into law  —  The Senate on Wednesday passed a controversial online sex trafficking bill, sending it to President Trump
Michael Andronico / Tom's Guide:
Oculus Go hands-on: wireless VR headset with performance and graphics comparable to Gear VR, controller like a simpler Oculus Touch, impressive spatial audio  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Oculus' first fully standalone virtual reality headset, the $199 Oculus Go aims to make VR more accessible than ever …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: YouTube is the top grossing US iOS app for the first time, and has earned $12M+ worldwide so far in March, up 150% YoY  —  YouTube just became the Top Grossing iPhone app in the U.S. for the first time on Tuesday, after flirting with the top spot a number of times over the years, but never reaching higher than No. 3.
More: MacRumors and 9to5Mac
Jennifer Smith / Wall Street Journal:
KeepTruckin, which makes apps and services to monitor drivers' time behind the wheel, raises $50M Series C, led by IVP, and is now valued at $500M  —  San Francisco-based maker of electronic logging systems wants to create a freight marketplace, bring new services to a trucking industry that is incorporating new technology
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook quietly removed option to target ads by sexual orientation last month, leaving support organizations unable to directly target the LGBT community  —  Last month, Facebook removed the option to target ads by sexual orientation on its ad platform but never publicly announced it.

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