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April 5, 2018, 6:05 PM

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Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Zuckerberg Q&A: users who didn't disable email/phone number search should assume their public info was scraped by sophisticated actors who evaded rate limiting  —  Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry.
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 …
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Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Delta and Sears disclose data breach including credit card details originating at online chat vendor [24]7 in September 2017, affecting hundred of thousands  —  Delta Air Lines and Sears Holding Corp. on Thursday disclosed a data breach that may have exposed the payment card details of hundreds of thousands of online customers.
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it suspended 274K accounts for promoting terrorism in last six months of 2017, bringing total to 1.2M since August 2015  —  It suspended more than 274,000 accounts just in the last six months of 2017.  —  Twitter suspended more than 1.2 million accounts that were promoting terrorism …
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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