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March 25, 2018, 6:50 PM

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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 …
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.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
By claiming that Facebook was not aware of a widespread misuse of user data by outside developers, Mark Zuckerberg sends a message that he thinks we are idiots  —  Surprise: Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica revelations, we're finding out that Facebook allowed a much broader and deeper prostitution …
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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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 …
Cyberscoop:
Sources: Kaspersky's Slingshot malware report exposed counterterrorism cyber-espionage operation led by US Joint Special Operations Command  —  The U.S. government and Russian cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab are currently in the throes of a nasty legal fight that comes on top of a long-running feud …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
South Korea fines Facebook ~$370K for slowing user internet connections to its sites by rerouting through Hong Kong and US instead of using local ISPs  —  More bad news for Facebook  —  South Korea's telecom authority is fining Facebook 396 million won (approximately $369,705) …

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