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April 10, 2018, 5:40 PM

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The Verge:
Live blog and stream of Mark Zuckerberg's first hearing before Congress, titled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data”  —  Congress grills Facebook CEO on Cambridge Analytica, data security, and election meddling — Over the course of two days …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Facebook debuts a Data Abuse Bounty to reward those who report misuse of data by app devs; payouts are for cases affecting 10K+ users and range from $500-$40K  —  - Facebook is launching a data abuse bounty program to ask its users to help it find companies using unauthorized data.
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Facebook adds a Help Center page that tells users if they were affected by Cambridge Analytica's data abuse, as it rolls out similar announcement in News Feed  —  In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you're probably wondering: Was I actually affected?
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook confirms some users' private messages were collected by quiz app that Cambridge Analytica used to glean data, says 1,500 people were affected  —  THE DATA CONSULTING firm Cambridge Analytica, which harvested as many as 87 million Facebook users' personal data, also could have accessed …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram one-ups Apple with a portrait mode feature called Focus that works with both photos and video for select Android devices and iPhones 6S and newer  —  Instagram is one-upping Apple with a portrait mode feature that runs on a wider variety of phones and works with video, not just photos.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
High-profile accounts and popular music videos on YouTube were hacked and defaced, and the most-viewed video of all time, “Despacito”, disappeared briefly  —  Lots of high-profile music videos have been defaced  —  YouTube appears to have fallen victim to hackers today …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
FIDO Alliance and W3C announce WebAuthn, a new open standard for password-free logins, currently supported in Firefox, and to be supported in Chrome and Edge  —  One small step towards a world without phishing  —  Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act, a bill introduced last year to promote political ad transparency, following Facebook's endorsement of it last week  —  Just hours before social media companies face a regulatory reckoning with Facebook's appearance on the Hill, Twitter is taking a step to get right with Congress.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook has intentionally kept Instagram's branding independent in consumers' minds; source says Zuckerberg requested Instagram's Stories functionality  —  Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram's headquarters in Menlo Park …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Vimeo launches a free macOS app that helps simplify video sharing and has Final Cut Pro integration  —  The YouTube competitor video site Vimeo has today debuted a new Vimeo app for macOS, available for free in the Mac App Store.  The native client simplifies video sharing for Vimeo users …
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
Vietnamese human rights groups, independent journalists question if Facebook is helping suppress dissent by removing content flagged by state-sponsored trolls  —  The open letter from human rights activists and independent media groups in Vietnam criticizing Mark Zuckerberg comes ahead …

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