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April 6, 2018, 8:00 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Twitter delays API change that may disable push notifications and auto-refreshing timelines on third-party clients like Tweetbot, promises 90 days change notice  —  The people behind third-party Twitter clients Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talon, and Tweetings are warning users that their apps …
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 verify identities and locations of advertisers posting political and issues ads and will also verify identities of admins of large Pages  —  We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from.
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Classified ads site Backpage, known for personal adult ads, had its domains seized by the federal government and founder Michael Lacey's home raided by FBI  —  The classified ads site displays a message “backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized.”
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Skype for Content Creators to record calls via NDI protocol-compatible multi-user streaming software, out this summer for Windows 10 and Mac  —  Here's a little trade secret: podcasters and radio show hosts use Skype a lot.  It's helpful for adding remote guests with minimal fuss.
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 …
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 …

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