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March 28, 2018, 5:30 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook introduces new Privacy Shortcuts menu, simplified settings menu on mobile, and tools to find, download, and delete your Facebook data  —  Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data.
New York Times:
Documents reveal that a Palantir Technologies employee, in his personal capacity, suggested to Cambridge Analytica to use a mobile app to harvest Facebook data  —  As a start-up called Cambridge Analytica sought to harvest the Facebook data of tens of millions of Americans in summer 2014 …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook will not unveil its smart speakers at F8 while it deals with data misuse scandal but still plans to launch speakers later this year  —  Social network had hoped to show off devices at F8 in May  —  Company still plans to launch products later this year
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Sources: Trump is “obsessed” with Amazon, with his antipathy surfacing when discussing tax policy or antitrust cases; he is not concerned about Facebook  —  Capitol Hill wants Facebook's blood, but President Trump isn't interested.  Instead, the tech behemoth Trump wants to go after is Amazon …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Google starts blocking uncertified Android devices from using its core apps, will allow exceptions for custom ROMs  —  Google has always controlled which devices ship with its proprietary GApps—a package that includes such necessities as the Play Store and Google Play Services.
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Docker founder and CTO Solomon Hykes is leaving the company, citing need for new enterprise-focused CTO  —  Solomon Hykes, who as Docker founder and chief technical officer laid the groundwork for one of the most quickly adopted enterprise computing technologies ever developed, is leaving the company.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft launches open source tool for developers to create custom Linux distribution packages for Windows 10  —  After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Salesforce launches Salesforce Integration Cloud, following last week's announcement it will acquire SaaS integration company MuleSoft for $6.5B  —  Salesforce hasn't wasted any time turning the MuleSoft acquisition into a product of its own, announcing the Salesforce Integration Cloud this morning.

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