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April 4, 2021, 1:40 AM

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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 …
Anil Dash / The Atlantic:
The invention of NFTs was meant to give artists more control over their work, but that dream didn't come true and only led to commercially exploitable hype  —  The only thing we'd wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work.
Megan Rose Dickey / Protocol:
A deep look at the experiences of Asian Americans in tech, including going unheard, getting passed over for promotions, and stereotyped as passive and diligent  —  Going unheard.  Getting passed over for promotions.  Stereotyped as “passive” and “diligent.”
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.

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