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April 6, 2018, 3:45 PM

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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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it plans to make an “unsend” feature available to all users in a few months, won't unsend or retract any more of Zuckerberg's messages until then  —  TechCrunch reported last night that Facebook retracted Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients' inboxes.
Facebook:
Facebook will only allow authorized advertisers to post ads on widely discussed issues like political topics, will verify admins of large Pages are real people  —  We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Developers warn that Twitter API changes in June may disable features like push notifications and auto-refreshing timelines on third-party Twitter clients  —  The people behind third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are warning users that their apps …
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 …
Thomas Franck / CNBC:
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump admin doesn't understand why Amazon does not collect sales taxes from third party merchant sales on its website  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin made the comments on CNBC's “Power Lunch” on Friday.  —  U.S. President Donald Trump announced …
Jack Stubbs / Reuters:
Russia's communications watchdog files a suit to block Telegram after the company refused to give state security services access to users' encrypted messages  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state communications watchdog said on Friday it had filed a lawsuit to limit access to the Telegram messaging app …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Snapchat releases iPhone X-exclusive AR Lenses that look more realistic thanks to the TrueDepth camera technology  —  Snapchat has discovered a way to leverage the power of iPhone X's TrueDepth camera — and that means you'll have access to exclusive Lenses if you use Apple's all-screen mobile device.
Axios:
Sources: Coinbase in talks to acquire Earn.com, a paid inbox service formerly known as 21.co, for $100M, wants Earn's Balaji Srinivasan to become Coinbase's CTO  —  Digital currency exchange Coinbase is still in talks to acquire Earn.com, a paid inbox service formerly known as 21 inc., Axios has learned from multiple sources.
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:

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