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March 25, 2018, 11:45 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Tim Cook says that some well-crafted privacy regulations may be necessary; Zuckerberg acknowledged Facebook may need to be regulated in CNN interview this week  —  Apple's CEO says the Cambridge Analytica controversy is “dire”  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook, long an staunch advocate for consumer privacy …
BBC:
Facebook took out full-page ads, signed by Mark Zuckerberg, in several major US and UK newspapers on Sunday to apologize for Cambridge Analytica data leak  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken out full-page adverts in several UK and US Sunday newspapers to apologise for the firm's recent data privacy scandal.
The Guardian:
Reuters:
Reuters/Ipsos poll: only 41% of Americans trust Facebook to obey privacy laws while 66% trust Amazon, 62% trust Google, 60% trust Microsoft, and 53% trust Apple  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fewer than half of Americans trust Facebook (FB.O) to obey U.S. privacy laws …
Washington Post:
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Wall Street Journal:
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Facebook has been collecting phone call and SMS metadata from users who gave permission to various Facebook apps to access contacts on Android phones for years  —  Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook's algorithms know who you called.  —  This past week, a New Zealand man …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Prominent technologists including Ray Ozzie explore ways for unlocking data on secure devices that would require new legal mandates and likely weaken security  —  WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials are renewing a push for a legal mandate that tech companies build tools …
Brad Templeton / Brad Ideas:
Analysis shows how onboard sensors should have detected the pedestrian before fatal Uber autonomous car collision and why attentive safety drivers are important  —  The Tempe police released the poor quality video from the Uber.  What looks like a dash-cam video along with a video of the safety driver.
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