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April 1, 2019, 8:55 AM

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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 …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Gmail launches email scheduling and brings Smart Compose to all Android phones with subject suggestions and personalized greetings  —  Despite Google's long-standing love affair with April Fools' fakery, fifteen years ago today the internet giant was deadly serious when it launched what would become one of its biggest products: Gmail.
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.
Facebook:
Facebook announces “Why am I seeing this post?”, a feature to help users better understand and control what is seen from friends, Pages, and Groups in News Feed  —  News Feed is always personalized to you — and starting today you'll have even more information and control over your experience.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Airbnb confirms it has invested in Indian hotel startup Oyo; an industry source says the investment was between $150M and $200M  —  Airbnb is continuing to widen its focus beyond ‘unconventional’ hotels as it gets ready for a much-anticipated IPO.  Following its acquisition of HotelTonight last month …
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Exchanging Instagram handles rather than phone numbers is becoming a popular and default way to connect with new friends, dates, or business contacts  —  When Chris Rackliffe, a motivational speaker in New York, met a potential friend at a bar last weekend, it never occurred to him to exchange phone numbers.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Equifax and FICO launch Data Decision Cloud, combining data behind their consumer credit scores for a new offering for financial companies and marketers  —  By combining data pools and platforms, the companies hope to find more insights, build better predictive models and manage customer experiences better.

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