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April 5, 2018, 8:40 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Highlights and audio from Mark Zuckerberg's conference call with reporters on Cambridge Analytica scandal, Boz memo, GDPR, and more  —  “This is going to be a never-ending battle” said Mark Zuckerberg .  He just gave the most candid look yet into his thoughts about Cambridge Analytica …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg refutes earlier reports, says Facebook will make GDPR controls available globally, notes different markets, laws may require different formats  —  Mark Zuckerberg refuted a Reuters story yesterday that said Facebook would not bring Europe's General Data Protection Regulation privacy safeguards around the world.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cambridge Analytica denies Facebook's claim that it accessed data on 87M Facebook users, claims it “licensed data for no more than 30M people”  —  Cambridge Analytica is refuting a report by Facebook today that said Cambridge Analytica improperly attained data on up to 87 million users.
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 …
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.
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 …
Jennifer Jacobs / Bloomberg:
Sources: at a private dinner with Trump last night, Oracle CEO criticized the bidding process for a big Pentagon cloud-computing deal as being rigged for Amazon  —  Competing for multi-billion Pentagon cloud-computing deal  —  President said to tell Catz at dinner he expects fair bidding

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