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10:45 PM ET, March 21, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
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
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 and Stanford Law School
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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