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March 22, 2018, 11:05 PM

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Gabe Madway / Instagram:
Instagram says it's making changes to ensure that newer posts are more likely to appear first and is testing a button to let users choose when to refresh  —  Today we're introducing changes to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely.
CNBC:
Dropbox priced IPO at $21/share, above already increased range of $18-$20, raising $756M and giving company a valuation of $8.2B+  —  Dropbox priced its IPO above expectations at $21 per share on Thursday night, setting the stage for the software company's stock to hit the public market on Friday.
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) …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown says it was “not probably our wisest move” to threaten to sue The Guardian over Cambridge Analytica stories  —  Facebook was blindsided by the user-data scandal that has grabbed the headlines in the past week …
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Denelle Dixon / The Mozilla Blog:
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 from many apps on iPhones.
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.
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey says he believes bitcoin will eventually become the world's single currency, but it will probably take over ten years  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't pulling his punches on Bitcoin.  —  While J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon sees promise in blockchain …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Symantec report: instances of cryptojacking rose 8,500% in Q4 2017, partly due to easy-to-operate coin mining apps, coin mining up 34,000% in 2017  —  Where the money is, the thieves will follow  —  Instances of computers hijacked to mine cryptocurrency, a practice known as cryptojacking …
More: Symantec, Mashable, and CSO
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Microsoft and Databricks, an Apache Spark-based analytics platform, bring the Azure Databricks cloud service out of beta  —  Microsoft is bringing its Azure Databricks cloud service out of beta today to help its customers better process massive amounts of data, powered by a partnership unlike anything the tech titan has done before.

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