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March 19, 2021, 5:20 PM

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg on Clubhouse says Facebook may be in a “stronger position” after Apple's IDFA changes and that Facebook Shops has 1M+ monthly active businesses  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is confident the social media company “will be able to manage through” Apple's upcoming privacy changes.
Josh Constine / Josh Constine's PressClub:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Facebook says it has resolved a major outage affecting Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and other Facebook services  —  The Facebook-owned social networks were down for many  —  Facebook has resolved a major outage affecting Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other Facebook services on Friday …
Telegram:
Telegram expands Voice Chats to channels, with no limits on number of listeners, and now allows admins to record audio and celebrities to switch accounts  —  Voice Chats first appeared in December, adding a new dimension of live talk to Telegram groups.  Starting today, they become available …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China is restricting use of Tesla cars by military and state employees, citing concerns that the data they collect could be sent back to the US  —  People familiar with the effort cite concerns Tesla cars could be source of national security leaks  —  SINGAPORE—China's government …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Verkada security camera hacker has been charged in the US for hacking into 100+ of the world's biggest companies since 2019 and leaking proprietary data online  —  The US Department of Justice has charged today a Swiss national for hacking into more than 100 companies and leaking proprietary data online on their personal website.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset will feature an advanced eye tracking system and potentially an iris recognition feature  —  Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset will be equipped with an advanced eye tracking system, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said this evening in a note to investors that was seen by MacRumors.
Sam Shead / CNBC:
EU calls on countries to change laws on stock options and immigration so that startups can attract the best talent; 25 countries across Europe have signed up  —  - The EU Start-up Nations Standard calls on countries to change their laws on stock options and immigration visas so that start-ups …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Project Zero: the same hackers that used 4 Windows and Android zero-days in Feb. 2020 have since used 7 more zero-days to target iOS, Windows, and Android  —  The breadth and abundance of exploits for unknown vulnerabilities sets group apart.  —  A team of advanced hackers exploited no fewer …

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