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April 11, 2018, 10:40 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Highlights from second hearing: Zuckerberg is asked how Facebook tracks people around the web and whether minors should have additional privacy protections  —  These members of Congress did their homework  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his second of two appearances before Congress on Wednesday …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Google emails G Suite customers to detail upcoming changes to Gmail web client: ability to snooze emails and save emails offline, Smart Replies, and more  —  Google sent an email to G Suite customers to tell them that the company has been working on a brand new version of Gmail for the web.
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
IDC reports global PC shipments in Q1 2018 remain unchanged YoY; Gartner found a 1.4% decline due to weaker sales in Asia; HP holds on to top PC vendor spot  —  Commercial upgrades of desktops and laptops buttressed demand  —  Dell saw the greatest shipment boost of all major vendors
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A current moving against Facebook swept Zuckerberg before Congress, which has shown rare bipartisan support that something should be done about the company  —  “I thought something was going to get done,” lamented a friend, in reference to yesterday's Senate hearing that featured a single witness …
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Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Steam Spy, a service estimating games sales and other stats on Steam, shuts down after Valve makes privacy changes hiding users' gaming libraries by default  —  In light of Internet and social-media privacy landing at the top of major news outlets this week, another major online service announced …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it's building a tool for downloading “a copy of what you've shared on Instagram”, following Facebook, amid criticism of lack of portability  —  Yesterday we reported that Instagram lacked data portability, knocking the app for the absence of an equivalent to Facebook's Download Your Information too.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
FCC publishes filing from Snap that appears to show second generation Spectacles with 802.11ac WiFi support and more; report said Snap was planning Q3 debut  —  Snapchat's corporate parent Snap Inc. may be getting ready to release a new version of its Spectacles wearable device soon …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Julian Wheatland, chairman of Cambridge Analytica's British affiliate, named company CEO; acting CEO Alex Tayler returns to role as chief data officer  —  Shakeup comes in wake of video showing company discussing entrapment tactics in political campaigns
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu launch a combined subscription bundle for $12.99 per month for Spotify Premium users, available to all users later this summer  —  Last fall, Hulu and Spotify teamed up to offer students a bundle including both of their services for a discounted price, compared with paying for each subscription separately.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says it plans to integrate new forms of transportation into its app, including bikes and public transport, and debuts Uber Rent car-sharing in SF  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in Washington, DC today to extend the hand of friendship to cities and make some product news
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
Answering lawmakers, Zuckerberg repeatedly relied on the promise of AI to weed out undesirable content, a defense that lets Facebook avoid responsibility  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in a Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees joint hearing regarding the company's use and protection of user data.
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