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March 22, 2019, 7:35 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Facebook admits it inadvertently stored some user passwords in plain text, searchable by employees; source says it may have been between 200M and 600M passwords  —  Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees …
Pedro Canahuati / Facebook:
Facebook says it will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users after it found passwords were stored in a readable format  —  As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Apple's new TV service to be unveiled Monday will be a storefront for other streaming services, with Apple hosting and serving the streams  —  Apple's TV plans, explained.  (Spoiler: Apple isn't taking on Netflix yet.)  —  After years of circling the TV business …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple has signed up Vox for its upcoming news subscription service; other Vox Media properties will not participate initially  —  Apple Inc. signed Vox to be part of an upcoming subscription service for newspaper and magazine readers, according to a person familiar with the matter …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Court filing by DC AG: Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data misuse months before it was first reported; Facebook says it did not mislead about timeline  —  Company confirms suspicions of separate incident following Washington DC attorney general court filing
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Instagram, which has largely escaped scrutiny, is teeming with conspiracy theories, misinformation, and extremist memes, boosted by its recommendation algorithm  —  When Alex, now a high-school senior, saw an Instagram account he followed post about something called QAnon back in 2017 …
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Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
Since the Christchurch shootings, Reddit's r/CringeAnarchy and r/The_Donald continue to host anti-Muslim hate speech justifying it and violence against Muslims  —  And the platform doesn't seem to care.  —  Days after the tragic shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand …
Joe Carlson / Star Tribune:
DHS warns of two vulnerabilities affecting about 750,000 Medtronic implantable defibrillators worldwide, which could allow hackers to take control of devices  —  Alert from Medtronic, Homeland Security says 750K defibrillators are at risk.  —  As many as 750,000 heart devices …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Comcast's Xfinity Flex, a $5/month service for its broadband customers, comes with a 4K set-top box and access to paid and free, ad-supported streaming services  —  Comcast's latest bundle isn't a cable TV service, exactly, since it's aimed at its subscribers who only have internet service.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Source: Uber picks the NYSE for its upcoming IPO; Lyft will start trading next week on Nasdaq  —  - Listing is likely to be the biggest public offering this year  — Company expected to officially file for its IPO in April  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has selected the New York Stock Exchange …
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Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
Trump to nominate Michael Kratsios to be his first US CTO; Kratsios is currently US deputy CTO and was formerly chief of staff at Thiel Capital  —  For the first time in two years—and for the first time under President Trump—the U.S. is set to have a chief technology officer.
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Jared Kushner's lawyer told the House Oversight Committee late last year that Kushner uses WhatsApp for official WH business, including with foreign contacts  —  WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, uses an unofficial online messaging service …

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