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April 3, 2021, 8:15 PM

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Aaron Holmes / Insider:
Personally identifiable data of 533M Facebook users has been posted online; Facebook says the data comes from a leak that was reported on and fixed in 2019  —  - The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon apologizes for tweeting “you don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?” and says the tweet didn't contemplate its large driver population  —  Amazon issued a rare apology Friday night, stepping back from comments made on Twitter last week in a response …
Danielle Abril / Fortune:
ACLU discloses that it shares personally identifiable info of its website users and donors with platforms like Facebook, Google, and others, for ad targeting  —  The American Civil Liberties Union revealed that it shares data with a company it regularly criticizes for privacy blunders: Facebook.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple complies with Russia's demand to feature Russian apps on iOS, with an easily dismissible prompt at setup, containing a list of some local App Store apps  —  Shortcuts to install Yandex Browser and Mail.ru's email app are now appearing  —  iPhones purchased in Russia now show a list …
Brady Wang / Counterpoint Research:
Analysis: average smartphone NAND flash capacity crossed 100GB for the first time in 2020; avg. capacity in iPhones was 140.9GB in Q4 '20 vs. 95.7GB for Android  —  NAND flash capacity has emerged as one of the most important considerations for consumers while purchasing a new smartphone.
Danny Konstantinovic / The Business of Business:
Gumroad's CEO on the company's first 10 years, competitors like Patreon and Substack, the rise of the creator economy, and how app store “taxes” stifle growth  —  When you visit Gumroad's website, one of the first things you see is a simple promise.  —  “Gumroad makes it possible for you to: Escape your 9-5 desk job.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple expands its Arcade subscription gaming service, which previously focused on exclusive titles, with a back catalog of classic App Store games  —  Apple has announced an expansion for its subscription gaming service Apple Arcade.  In addition to exclusive game releases …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Activision warns PC players of Call of Duty: Warzone that a popular “cheat” is actually malware and installing it allows hackers to take over a user's machine  —  Security researchers at the gaming company published a report that details a hacking campaign that used malware hidden inside a cheat for the popular online game.
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