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April 1, 2018, 5:50 PM

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Laura Hautala / CNET:
Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1, a privacy focused free consumer DNS service  —  It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you.  A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.  —  These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.
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.
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.
Aja Romano / Vox:
How Fortnite became a smash hit, reportedly making $100M+ per month, by combining the popular building and battle royale shooter genres in one accessible game  —  It's a shooter game for people who hate shooter games.  —  A recent record-breaking Twitch stream — which saw 628,000 people tuning …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with French President Emmanuel Macron on new national AI strategy, which will see the government invest €1.5B over five years into 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.
Laura Bliss / CityLab:
Two former backup drivers for Uber's self-driving cars say long, monotonous, solitary work hours and a false sense of security jeopardized safety  —  The first time Ryan Kelley lifted his hands off the wheel of a self-driving Uber, he felt like he'd landed a role in a dress rehearsal for the future.

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