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March 29, 2019, 3:15 AM

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CNBC:
Lyft prices IPO at $72 per share, which would value the company at over $20B and hit the top of its expected range  —  - Ride-hailing platform Lyft was funded early on by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Mayfield, K9 Ventures, Floodgate and others.  — Lyft is one of several aging start-ups expected …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development files charges against Facebook, saying the company's ad targeting tools enable violations of Fair Housing Act  —  'Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,' says HUD secretary
Washington Post:
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
UK's review of Huawei's telecommunications equipment finds “significant” security problems but does not call for an outright ban  —  LONDON — A British review of Huawei found “significant” security problems with the Chinese company's telecommunications equipment …
Joel Spolsky / Stack Overflow Blog:
Joel Spolsky announces he will step down as CEO of Stack Overflow and become chairman of the board, says the company booked $70M in revenue last year  —  Big news!  We're looking for a new CEO for Stack Overflow.  I'm stepping out of the day-to-day and up to the role of Chairman of the Board.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Verizon rolls out a free version of Call Filter, its $3/month spam and robocall protection service  —  Now you don't have to pay extra money to battle against spam and robocalls  —  Verizon is taking new steps to combat the unrelenting nuisance of spam calls.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
More Apple Card details, including that a user can generate virtual card numbers for online non-Apple Pay purchases at any time by tapping a button  —  One of the most buzzy announcements on Apple's stage this week was Apple Card, its in-house credit card powered by Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Twitter expands dark mode options for iOS users with a pure black Lights Out mode and an Automatic Dark Mode  —  Twitter has announced today that it is expanding its dark mode options for iOS users.  Adding to the blue/gray dark mode theme that the platform has offered for a while …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches new Ad Library that now makes all active ads and inactive political ads searchable, opens Ad Library API to all Facebook-verified developers  —  Now you can search Facebook for how much Trump has spent on ads in the past year, which Pages' ads reference immigration, or what a Page's previous names were.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft tells business users that Windows 10 1809, also known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, is ready for broad deployment  —  Microsoft finally is telling business users that Windows 10 1809, originally released last fall, is ready for deployment — just a month before Windows 10 1903 may start rolling out.
Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
Leaked Facebook emails reveal intense discussion over an anti-Semitic Instagram post by Alex Jones before it was taken down  —  - Business Insider has seen a lengthy Facebook email chain in which executives discuss Alex Jones' future on Instagram and removing an inflammatory post.
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
FTC has secured $1.5B worth of fines from robocallers through court judgments since 2004 and has collected $121M or 8% of that amount  —  America's telecommunications watchdogs have levied hefty financial penalties against illegal robocallers and demanded that bad actors repay millions to their victims.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Russia tells ten major VPN providers including NordVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuard, IPVanish, Kaspersky, Hola, and OpenVPN, to block sites on the country's blacklist  —  Ten major VPN providers have been ordered by Russian authorities to begin blocking sites present in the country's national blacklist.
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