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March 22, 2018, 10:25 AM

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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.
Facebook:
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Denelle Dixon / The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla pauses advertising on Facebook, says current default privacy settings leave third party apps with access to a lot of private user data  —  Mozilla is pressing pause on our Facebook advertising.  Facebook knows a great deal about their two billion users — perhaps more intimate information than any other company does.
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:
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:
Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected  —  Google's new policy prohibits promotion of guns, bump stocks  —  At least one video gun blogger ditched YouTube for PornHub
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.
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.
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

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