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11:50 PM ET, March 21, 2018

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Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica breached Facebook's trust, which caused Facebook to break users' trust, and vows to prevent it from happening again  —  I want to share an update on the Cambridge Analytica situation — including the steps we've already taken and our next steps to address this important issue.
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Facebook:
Facebook to audit apps with extended data access in 2014 and earlier, ban developers refusing audit, inform users of misuse, revoke permissions for unused apps  —  Protecting people's information is the most important thing we do at Facebook.  What happened with Cambridge Analytica was a breach of Facebook's trust.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Zuckerberg and other execs are in denial about Facebook: it's not a force for good, having helped destroy industries and break societies and should be shuttered  —  It's not just about privacy; its core function makes people lonely and sad.  —  Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Facebook will roll out a tool next month atop News Feed that shows users which apps they've used and how to revoke permissions  —  - The founder and CEO had reportedly planned to wait until after the company's audit of the alleged mishandling of data before making any sort of comment.
Jason Abbruzzese / NBC News:
Facebook confirms Zuckerberg will speak publicly in the next 24 hours on Cambridge Analytica scandal, as stock market plunges wipe nearly $50B of its value
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with David Carroll, a New York professor who sued Cambridge Analytica in the UK under the Data Protection Act, hours before news of the scandal broke
Jack Crosbie / Columbia Journalism Review:
As America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on, veterans have launched sites like The War Horse and Task and Purpose to cover military affairs  —  America's wars in the Middle East, Thomas Brennan likes to joke, are now officially old enough to drive.  Afghanistan, the eldest child …
Discussion: New York Times
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed:
PR firm Third Dimension Strategies placed 33 opinion articles across 10 publications since 2016, with indications that at least three authors were fake  —  Inside the corporate payola machine.  —  Conservative media has long been the home for impassioned arguments against the welfare state, gun control, and taxes.
Bart Jones / Newsday:
Les Payne, a former Newsday editor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, has died aged 76  —  Distinguished journalist was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists and a chronicler of memorable events in a Newsday career of nearly four decades.
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
A look at the potential impact of EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which grants standardized data protection rights to users across 28 countries  —  CONSUMERS HAVE LONG wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data.
Discussion: 9to5Mac
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
comScore data shows Breitbart's readership has fallen by nearly 50%, a drop from 15M unique visitors in October to 7.8M in February  —  The onetime voice of the pro-Trump alt right struggles to find a niche without its driving force, Steve Bannon.  —  Breitbart, the alt-right news site …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jimmy Iovine will transition into a consulting role in August and step back from daily involvement with Apple Music  —  The music executive and Beats co-founder will step back from daily involvement with Apple's streaming-music business  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -.03% is losing …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pandora to acquire digital audio ad tech company AdsWizz for $145M; at least 50% to be paid in cash, with the remainder payable in cash or stock  —  Music streaming company Pandora made a rare foray into acquisitions today with the news that it has snapped up adtech startup AdsWizz.
 
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