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March 25, 2018, 6:50 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 …
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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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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 …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for 25% to 30% stake in the Asian startup; the deal may be announced on Monday  —  Uber is said to announce sale, for a stake of 25% to 30%  —  A deal will mark Uber's exit from yet another major market
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
GSMA report says the number of tech hubs across Africa has reached 442, up from 314 in 2016; African tech startups raised $560M from VCs in 2017, up 53% YoY  —  Almost 130 tech hubs have opened across Africa in under two years, showcasing a maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a rising interest in the potential of local markets.

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