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April 4, 2018, 9:45 PM

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Mike Schroepfer / Facebook:
Facebook limits data available from Pages API, Events API, Groups API, and Facebook Login, will now need to approve every app that uses them  —  Two weeks ago we promised to take a hard look at the information apps can use when you connect them to Facebook as well as other data practices.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected information on as many as 87M people, mostly in US; original reports pegged the number closer to 50M  —  On Monday, April 9, you can find out if you were one of them.  —  Cambridge Analytica may have had data from more unwitting Facebook users than originally thought.
Makini Brice / Reuters:
Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on April 10 and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will testify next week before congressional committees …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Facebook disables searching for users via email or phone number due to “malicious actors”, says most people could have had their public profile scraped this way  —  - The number of users whose information was improperly shared with research firm Cambridge Analytica was previously estimated by reports to be 50 million.
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Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Amazon announces AWS Secrets Manager, which allows developers to programmatically insert credentials in applications without writing them into the source code  —  Amazon Web Services announced a new service today that could solve one of the biggest security headaches facing users of the cloud platform.
New York Times:
Letter circulating within Google, signed by 3,100+ employees, protests the company's involvement in a Pentagon program that uses AI to interpret video imagery  —  WASHINGTON — Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company's involvement …
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam had denounced the platform for age-restricting and demonetizing her videos; her father warned police she might visit YouTube HQ  —  The woman posted frequently on the video sharing platform about animal cruelty, vegan recipes, and said she believed YouTube was discriminating against her.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook confirms it scans the text and images people send each other on Messenger; the content gets blocked if it doesn't abide by the platform's rules  —  System is supposed to detect content that violates standards  —  Company on the defensive about how it handles private data
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on touchless gesture control tech for iPhones and developing iPhone displays that curve inward gradually from top to bottom  —  Company seeks to differentiate design in crowded marketplace  —  IPhone X's OLED screen also expanding to additional models
Lucian Armasu / Tom's Hardware:
Intel revises roadmap for Spectre patches, now does not plan to patch some older chips including Yorkfield (2007), Bloomfield (2008), Intel Atom “SoFIA” (2015)  —  Updated, 4/4/2018, 7:00am PT: Added Intel's statement.  —  Intel hinted in a previous microcode update guidance …

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