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8:40 AM ET, March 22, 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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Kara Swisher / Recode:
In interview, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform, the fixes will not be easy, and will cost “many millions of dollars”  —  In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.
CNN:
Highlights from CNN's interview of Mark Zuckerberg: “I'm really sorry that this has happened” and that he is “happy to” testify before Congress  —  Mark Zuckerberg is responding to the fallout following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.
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.
Bloomberg:
Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected  —  Google's new policy prohibits promotion of guns, bump stocks  —  At least one video gun blogger ditched YouTube for PornHub
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out a new feature that lets users “go live” directly from the desktop site without encoding software, currently only supported in Chrome  —  YouTube today is rolling out a new feature that will allow video creators to start a live stream from their web cam without …
Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
Facebook's disclosures on Seattle's 2017 municipal elections show how former city attorney candidate used misleading ads to target certain neighborhoods  —  Could micro-targeting of politically inflammatory Facebook ads happen in Seattle, too?  It already has.
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.
Discussion: @buzzfeedben and @janelytv
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: Digiday and @sarahludford
 
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