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March 29, 2018, 5:40 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook shuts down Partner Categories, says it will stop using data from third-party aggregators like Experian to supplement its own data for ad targeting  —  Facebook says it's going to stop using data from third-party data providers like Experian and Acxiom.
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Cambridge Analytica co-founder and whistleblower Wylie started a new firm, Eunoia, in 2014 that had the same dataset of 50M+ Facebook users, according to emails  —  “We have developed a series of algorithms that can predict the personality traits of individual voters by analyzing their voterfile, social, online and consumer data."
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New York Times:
A look at how Atlanta is dealing with a ransomware attack, one of the most sustained and consequential cyberattacks ever mounted against a major American city  —  ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta's 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.
Washington Post:
Ecuador has barred Julian Assange from using the internet from its embassy in London, saying he violated an agreement not to interfere in international affairs  —  LONDON — Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, has been barred from using the Internet at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London …
Neer Varshney / The Next Web:
Ripple donates $29M in XRP to US public school charity DonorsChoose․org, the largest donation it's ever received  —  Ripple has donated $29 million to fund school supplies for students in public schools in the US.  This donation was made through DonorsChoose.org …
Robin Kurzer / Marketing Land:
LinkedIn rolls out native video ads in the news feed that auto-play on mute and lets businesses and publishers add video on their Company Pages  —  LinkedIn is offering businesses two outlets for using video on the platform.  Companies can now run native video ad campaigns and include video within …
More: TechCrunch
Bloomberg:
A.G. Gangadhar, hired as CTO of GM's Cruise in September, to leave after complaints that he allegedly fostered a hostile work environment for women at Uber  —  Cruise Automation, the self-driving arm of General Motors Co., said Chief Technology Officer A.G. Gangadhar is departing just a few months after joining.
More: Recode, TechCrunch, and Axios
Sandra Upson / Wired:
AR startup Ubiquity6, whose app allows users to create AR environments and invite other users into them, announces $10.5M in Series A funding  —  AT AGE 25, Anjney Midha has a stronger resume than some people twice his age.  Before graduating from Stanford, he joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
3 ways to bring in high-quality leads  —  This is a guest post by JotForm.  —  Gathering high-quality leads to convert into paying customers isn't the easiest thing to do.  From spambots to poorly created lead …
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
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