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March 29, 2018, 9:25 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.
Channel 4 News:
Despite claims of data being deleted, leaked cache from a Cambridge Analytica source details personality and psychological profiles of 136K people in Colorado  —  Facebook said it took steps to ensure harvested campaign data had been “destroyed”.  But Channel 4 News has now discovered …
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
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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.
Andrew Gebhart / CNET:
Google Home devices can now connect to any bluetooth speaker using the Google Home app without the need for a separate Chromecast audio streamer  —  The Google Home will now let you listen to music on your own Bluetooth speakers — no Chromecast streamer required.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle accident victim killed in Tempe, Arizona  —  TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of the woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company …
Bradley Chambers / 9to5Mac:
Apple's education-focused events in 2012 and 2018 show that its vision does not fit with reality because of a lack of understanding of what teachers need  —  Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education.  Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009.
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 …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap cuts about 100 employees focusing on the advertising side of the business; this downsizing said to be the final step in restructuring process  —  The reductions this time center on its ad division  —  Snap Inc. is cutting another set of employees, focusing this time on the advertising side …
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