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March 31, 2019, 11:50 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg calls for global regulations in four areas: policing harmful content, election integrity, a GDPR-like privacy framework, and data portability  —  Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook.  —  Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities.
Gavin De Becker / The Daily Beast:
Jeff Bezos' security chief says his investigation concluded with high confidence that Saudi Arabia “had access to Bezos' phone, and gained private information”  —  The National Enquirer's lawyer tried to get me to say there was no hacking.  —  For 40 years, I've advised …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is exploring restrictions on who can go Live depending on factors such as prior Community Standard violations after Christchurch  —  Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined three steps that the company is taking
Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:
South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb says around $13M in the EOS cryptocurrency has been stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job  —  South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has had around $13 million in the EOS cryptocurrency stolen in a hack it suspects was an insider job.
Anna Hensel / Digiday:
A look at Pinterest's efforts to position itself as the platform at the top of the purchasing funnel, challenges with the “buy button”, ads, and visual search  —  Pinterest's imminent IPO raises new questions about how big of a role the platform will play in the future of social commerce.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How Instagram became the default way some connect with new friends: it's more casual than LinkedIn, while offering more info and less risk than phone numbers  —  The app has become the default way to connect with new friends, dates, or business contacts.  —  When Chris Rackliffe …
Craig Lloyd / iFixit:
A theory on Apple's AirPower: its overlapping multi-coil design worked in the lab but complying with FCC's rules for safe wireless emissions was too challenging  —  In a surprising turn of events, Apple has cancelled its long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat.
Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
A profile of AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio, a co-recipient of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award, who says he supports regulating AI, including a ban on “killer robots”  —  MONTREAL — Yoshua Bengio is worried that innovations in artificial intelligence that he helped pioneer could lead to a dark future …
Liz Lee / Counterpoint Research:
Counterpoint: global wireless “hearables” market hit 12.5M units in Q4 2018, with AirPods at 60% market share, but low and mid-tier brands gaining  —  Apple was the market leader with its AirPods as premium models continued to dominate the market.  However, mid-tier brands started to gain market share.

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