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April 2, 2018, 9:15 AM

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Matthew Prince / Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare debuts 1.1.1.1, a free privacy-first consumer DNS service, which collects as little info as possible and wipes logs daily, retains KPMG as an auditor  —  Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet.  We're excited today to take another step toward that mission …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's hardest year, how it has changed the company's future ambitions, and his faith in its mission  —  “We will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years.”  —  It's been a tough year for Facebook.  The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is building a Custom Audiences certification tool that will require a written pledge from advertisers that they have user consent for ad targeting data  —  Facebook is scrambling to add safeguards against abuse of user data as it reels from backlash over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Gemini Advisory:
Payment systems at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores breached; credit card data of 5M+ customers allegedly stolen  —  Key Judgements  — On March 28, 2018, a JokerStash hacking syndicate announced the release for sale of over five million stolen credit and debit cards
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with President Emmanuel Macron on France's new AI strategy, which will see the government invest €1.5B over five years into open AI research and startups  —  ON THURSDAY, EMMANUEL Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country.
Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags and pranks from tech companies  —  April Fools' day is almost upon us, but each year at least a few companies are unable to restrain themselves, pushing out their pranks early.  Google's various divisions do a decent job each year.
Wall Street Journal:
Rural internet and cable providers worry that regulations against Huawei will hurt their margins by forcing them to buy pricier equipment from Western suppliers  —  Some rural internet providers rely on telecom gear from China's Huawei, which faces potential new restrictions from FCC, Congress

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