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March 18, 2019, 6:50 AM

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Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.
Alex Koppelman / CNN:
Social media took effective action when faced with a deluge of ISIS content years ago; big tech should take equally-large, public steps against white supremacy  —  New York (CNN Business)Among the many tragedies of the massacre at two New Zealand mosques on Friday is a bitter irony …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's Heart Study, announced with Stanford in Nov. 2017, finds ~0.5% of 400K+ participants using Apple Watch up to Series 3 received irregular pulse alerts  —  Only 0.5 percent of participants received the notifications  —  Apple and the Stanford University School of Medicine each issued …
Matthew Rosenberg / New York Times:
Aleksandr Kogan, an academic who shared Facebook user data his quiz app collected with Cambridge Analytica, sues Facebook for defamation  —  WASHINGTON — The academic who helped Cambridge Analytica vacuum up private information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles sued the social media giant …
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Lyft will seek to raise around $2B at a valuation of up to $23B as it starts its IPO roadshow this week  —  Lyft plans to peg its valuation at between $21 billion and $23 billion when the ride-hailing service kicks off the roadshow to market its initial public offering Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.
Amy X. Wang / Rolling Stone:
As GarageBand turns 15, artists discuss how they have used the app as it has evolved, and Apple shows off its studio where the pre-installed sounds are made  —  A secret recording studio on Apple's Cupertino campus has made the beats of some of your favorite hits for the last 15 years
Ryan Merkley / Creative Commons:
Creative Commons says copyright can't protect photos from being used for facial recognition, like IBM did, and that public policy should address privacy issues  —  Yesterday, NBC News published a story about IBM's work on improving diversity in facial recognition technology and the dataset that they gathered to further this work.
TechCrunch:
Trends in seed and early-stage funding in the US over the past decade: number of <$1M rounds are down, $1M-$5M rounds are flattening, but $10-$20M rounds are up  —  We've decided to step back from the breaking news for a minute to conduct a review of seed and early-stage funding trends over the last decade for U.S.-based companies.

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