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March 29, 2018, 6:00 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Trump goes after Amazon on Twitter amid reports of obsession, saying the firm 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.”
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
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
For the first time, Facebook begins letting fact-checking partners review photos/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.
Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle accident victim killed in Tempe, Arizona  —  The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap cuts about 100 employees from its advertising team, the final step in a restructuring process set in motion in Q4  —  The reductions this time center on its ad division  —  Snap Inc. is cutting another set of employees, focusing this time on the advertising side of the business …
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.
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:

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