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March 23, 2018, 8:15 PM

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
A week after Cambridge Analytica and despite #deletefacebook, Facebook app installs did not drop, no big advertisers quit, and analysts recommend buying the dip  —  As Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal spiraled into chaos this week, a frantic hail of notes from Wall Street analysts …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Four lawsuits against Facebook by its users and shareholders have been filed in federal courts so far after Cambridge Analytica revelations  —  The lawsuits are piling up against Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse and political ad targeting scandal.
Loren Grush / The Verge:
Elon Musk removes Tesla and SpaceX Facebook pages after tweetstorm, but leaves their Instagram accounts, saying Instagram is “probably ok”  —  During a mid-afternoon tweetstorm, Elon Musk deleted both of his companies' Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at its event in Chicago next week  —  Company holding rare education-focused event next week  —  Lower-cost and Pro models have recently reignited iPad sales  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung says it is investigating user reports about Galaxy S9 and S9+ touchscreen responsiveness issues  —  Tonight Samsung has responded to growing reports of Galaxy S9/S9+ phones with touchscreen problems.  Android Police points to a few threads on Reddit and Samsung's own support forums …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Tumblr confirms 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency and has begun emailing users who interacted with them; accounts were ID'd and deleted last fall  —  Tumblr has confirmed that Kremlin trolls were active on its platform during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Dropbox closes up 36% on first day of trading after raising $756M in its IPO and is now valued at $11B+  —  Dropbox was off to the races on its first day as a public company.  —  After pricing above the range at $21 per share, raising $756 million, Dropbox kicked off its first day soaring to $31.60, and closing the day at $28.48.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Sources: Uber's autonomous cars struggled with goal of 13 miles before driver intervention; Waymo says its cars had average of ~5.6K miles between interventions  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's robotic vehicle project was not living up to expectations months before a self-driving car operated …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can't take such risk  —  Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

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