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April 6, 2018, 8:25 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook retracted some messages sent by Zuckerberg and other executives from recipients' inboxes without informing those users or the public  —  You can't remove Facebook messages from the inboxes of people you sent them to, but Facebook did that for Mark Zuckerberg and other executives.
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 …
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 …
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
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 …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Coinbase is launching Coinbase Ventures, a $15M seed-stage fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups  —  - Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a vehicle for early-stage investments called Coinbase Ventures.  — “We will invest in companies that are in the space …
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Samsung's Q1 profit of ~$14.7B, up 57.6% YoY, beat estimates in preliminary results on sales of ~$56.1B, up 18.7% YoY; full earnings expected in late April  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) tipped a surprise record first-quarter profit on Friday but market reaction …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
RBI, India's central bank, bans financial institutions and banks from providing services to businesses and individuals dealing with cryptocurrencies  —  - Regulated financial institutions in India can no longer provide services to companies or individuals dealing with virtual currencies, the Reserve Bank of India says.
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 …
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 …

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