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April 9, 2018, 10:45 AM

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Apple:
Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED special edition in 64GB and 256GB, available to order in select countries April 10  —  All (PRODUCT)RED Purchases Help Provide Testing, Counseling and Treatment for Tens of Millions of People Living with HIV/AIDS
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg will meet with some US lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due to appear for congressional hearings  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will hold meetings with some U.S. lawmakers on Monday, a day before he is due …
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Bloomberg:
SenseTime, a Chinese AI startup specializing in object and face recognition, raises $600M from Alibaba and others at $3B+ valuation, up from $1.47B in July 2017  —  It becomes the world's richest-valued private AI startup  —  The company drives China's ambition to dominate global AI
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Twenty child advocacy and privacy groups ask FTC to investigate whether YouTube violates COPPA, a federal law designed to protect kids' online privacy  —  Consumer and privacy groups say the Google-owned video site is violating online child privacy laws.  —  YouTube is in hot water again …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
After CNBC inquiry, Facebook suspends CubeYou, a firm that made popular quiz apps for Cambridge University and bragged it had personal info of tens of millions  —  - Data analytics firm CubeYou used personality quizzes clearly labeled for “non-profit academic research” to help marketers find customers.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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