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April 5, 2018, 11:10 PM

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Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook “underinvested” in safety and security and that she and Zuckerberg should have spoken about Cambridge Analytica scandal sooner  —  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's second-in-command, said she personally made “mistakes” and that the company had been too slow …
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Facebook disables email and phone number search after malicious actors abused the features to scrape public profile data; company says most accounts affected  —  Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Myanmar civil society groups say Zuckerberg mischaracterized efficacy of Facebook systems to detect hate speech on Messenger in their country in Vox interview  —  SHANGHAI — Civil society groups in Myanmar on Thursday criticized Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg …
Julia Angwin / The Atlantic:
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Delta and Sears say malware attack at chat vendor [24]7 last year led to data breach that included credit card details of “hundreds of thousands” of customers  —  Delta Air Lines and Sears Holding Corp. on Thursday disclosed a data breach that may have exposed the payment card details …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Facebook asked several US hospitals to share anonymized data about patients for a proposed research project, but plan is on hold amid privacy scandals  —  - Facebook was in talks with top hospitals and other medical groups as recently as last month about a proposal to share data …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says the planned update to the Mac Pro will not arrive until 2019, and it has formed the Pro Workflow Team to focus on professional users  —  A year ago, I visited the Apple campus in Cupertino to figure out where the hell the new Mac Pro was.  I joined a round-table discussion …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon Key rolls out keyless entry, remote lock and unlock, and guest access to all US users and adds five new compatible smart locks, bringing total to eight  —  A handful of Amazon Key's main features are being rolled out across the US.  —  That means you can now use the service anywhere …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft brings Files Restore to all OneDrive customers, letting users restore their entire OneDrive to a point in last 30 days, and adds ransomware detection  —  Microsoft is bringing more of the OneDrive and Outlook security protection tools it offers its Office 365 business customers to consumers.
Benjamin Haas / The Guardian:
50+ AI academics call for boycott of South Korean university, KAIST, following a since-deleted post announcing a partnership with weapons-maker Hanwha Systems  —  Academics around the world voice ‘huge concern’ over KAIST's collaboration with defence company on autonomous weapons
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Despite Trump's tirades, available evidence and analysts suggest Amazon has helped mitigate USPS decline, with parcel shipments reaching 5.7B in 2017  —  SEATTLE — Five times in the last week, President Trump has pointed his Twitter arrows at Amazon over what he insists is a bad deal for the United States Postal Service.
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Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Microsoft pledges to let joint venture partners and customers keep any patents or design rights from their work with the company  —  Microsoft said its tech customers would own patent rights  —  Policy designed to clarify ownership rights in new ventures  —  Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith …

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