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March 30, 2018, 12:35 AM

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BuzzFeed:
Leaked 2016 memo from Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth says “all the work we do in growth is justified”, even if Facebook enables terrorism; Zuck says he disagreed  —  Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said that “questionable contact importing practices,” …
Satya Nadella / Microsoft:
Microsoft splits Windows & Devices Group; Rajesh Jha to lead Experiences & Devices, Scott Guthrie to lead Cloud + AI Platform, Harry Shum to lead AI + Research  —  Today, I'm announcing the formation of two new engineering teams to accelerate our innovation and better serve the needs …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Terry Myerson, VP of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, is leaving as part of a company-wide reorg; Surface chief Panos Panay becomes chief product officer  —  Microsoft's latest company reorg includes some major changes to its Windows and Devices organization, including the departure of its current leader, Terry Myerson.
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Under Armour says ~150M MyFitnessPal accounts affected by a data breach in late February; data taken included usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords  —  Shares of Under Armour dropped 3.8 percent, before paring losses, after the active-wear company informed users of its online fitness and nutrition website of a data breach.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 11.3 with throttling controls, ARKit 1.5, Health Records, new Animoji, Business Chat for iMessage, more; watchOS 4.3 and tvOS 11.3 also out  —  Apple today released iOS 11.3, the twelfth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September …
Bloomberg:
Apple says it will update its site for managing Apple IDs to let users download a copy of their data, complying with EU's GDPR, which goes into effect on May 25  —  Broad new privacy rules coming amid Facebook data scandal  —  Apple releases operating system updates with privacy screen
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite “Starlink” broadband network, requires SpaceX to launch and operate 50% of the space stations by March 29, 2024  —  SpaceX has a green light from the FCC to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting fact-checking partners review photos and videos and also lets them flag stories before being prompted  —  Facebook has begun letting partners fact check photos and videos beyond news articles, and proactively review stories before Facebook asks them.
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Trump tweeted about Amazon amid reports of obsession with the firm, saying it pays “little or no taxes” and is putting “thousands of retailers out of business”  —  - Trump goes after Amazon in a tweet, saying the online retailer pays “little or no taxes to state & local governments.”

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