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April 10, 2018, 9:05 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Some Facebook staff say current scandal is mostly being hyped by the media; source: the scandal isn't deterring job applicants broadly, according to Zuckerberg  —  Many workers are undaunted by user-data scandal; issues are mostly hype, some say  —  Facebook Inc. FB .46% may be losing friends …
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New York Times:
Zuckerberg emails Myanmar activists, apologizes, says Facebook has added dozens of Burmese content reviewers, increased staff working on Myanmar-related issues  —  Last week, after frustrated activists from Myanmar sent an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, they got something unexpected: a reply.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Congress releases Zuckerberg's prepared testimony: “it's clear now that we didn't do enough” to protect data privacy, prevent fake news, election interference  —  Congress has released Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday's hearing.  —  Here's the full testimony:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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Pew Research Center:
Pew: the 500 most-active suspected bot Twitter accounts are responsible for 22% of links from prominent news and media sites that are shared on Twitter  —  An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts - not human beings
Rishi Chandra / Official Google India Blog:
Google launches Home and Home Mini smart speakers in India for Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 4,499 respectively, available online on Flipkart and in 750+ retail stores  —  Bringing together the best of Google's AI, software and hardware, now with a desi twist  —  Whether you're getting the kids ready for school …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple says its facilities are “powered 100 percent by renewable energy” worldwide; to reach goal, Apple purchases clean energy bonds and other green investments  —  But there's a catch  —  Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
Investigation: owner of Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page, now suspended, appears to be based in Australia and may have taken some of ~$100K donations  —  For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties …
Julie Steinberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Ant Financial, the fintech affiliate of Alibaba, is preparing to raise $9B in a private funding round at a valuation of almost $150B  —  Latest funding round could value the financial technology firm at close to $150 billion  —  Chinese billionaire Jack Ma's financial-technology business …
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