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April 11, 2018, 9:10 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Hearing highlights: Zuckerberg was asked about Facebook's monopoly power, hopes AI will flag bad content in future, says Facebook doesn't snoop on phone calls  —  Congress doesn't understand Facebook.  Does anyone?  —  Mark Zuckerberg made his highly anticipated debut before Congress today during …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Senate Committee on the Judiciary:
Full video: Mark Zuckerberg's first hearing before Congress, titled “Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data”; hearing begins at 40:07  —  Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation DATE: Tuesday, April 10 …
Washington Post:
Full transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's first day of congressional hearings  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate's Commerce and Judiciary committees Tuesday to discuss data privacy and Russian disinformation on his social network.  Below is a partial transcript of the hearing.
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Many questions senators asked Mark Zuckerberg on day one of the hearings showed they are still trying to understand the basics of how Facebook works  —  If lawmakers want to regulate Facebook, they might need to get on the same page about what problem they're trying to solve.  —  Is Facebook a monopoly?
Bloomberg:
Jury rules Apple must pay VirnetX $502.6M for patent infringement; USPTO invalidated VirnetX patents, but final decision on that still pending in appeals court  —  Jury in Texas says Apple infringed four communications patent  —  Latest twist in long-running dispute involving Apple devices
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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Steven Musil / CNET:
Reddit lists the 944 accounts suspected of Russian IRA origin that it removed: 662 had zero karma, 13 had “significant” karma, none placed election-related ads  —  News discussion site says in banned 944 accounts suspected of links to Russian propaganda efforts across social media.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify developing a new version of its free music service to make it easier to use, especially on mobile; announcement expected within a couple weeks  —  Non-paying listeners are key source for subscription streaming  —  Fresh off going public, service seeks to boost user growth
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.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Mozilla's Internet Health Report 2018 calls attention to monopolization of internet by tech giants, IoT security, privacy, digital inclusion, web literacy, more  —  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN platforms and their users has never been more fraught.  To see the evidence, look no further than Congress today …

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