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6:40 AM ET, March 19, 2018

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New York Times:
Sources and documents reveal how Cambridge Analytica used harvested personal information from 50M Facebook profiles to build psychological profiles of US voters  —  LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.
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Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Profile of Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who is now blowing the whistle on his ex-employer's data harvesting practices  —  Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Washington Post:
Two former FTC officials say Facebook may have violated 2011 privacy consent decree as US and UK politicians demand more information from Zuckerberg personally  —  Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
How Facebook's old terms of service allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data on 50M people from just 270K users of an app that used Facebook Login  —  Facebook says it isn't at fault.  —  Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected president …
Paul Grewal / Facebook:
Facebook suspends Trump- and Brexit-affiliated data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after reports it and affiliated psychologist lied about data retention  —  We are suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from Facebook.
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meredith to lay off 200-300 staffers as soon as this week, primarily affecting Time Inc.'s New York employees, to reduce duplicative corporate staffing  —  Layoffs at Meredith expected to mostly affect Time Inc. corporate employees  —  Meredith Corp. MDP -0.46% …
Discussion: The Hill and Forbes
David Roberts / Vox:
New York Times editorials are meant to challenge liberal views with conservative writers but don't reflect the conservative politics that elected Trump  —  It wants to challenge its readers, but not with the ugly truth.  —  The New York Times editorial page has come in for a great deal …
Discussion: SPLICETODAY.com
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Avi Asher-Schapiro / Committee to Protect Journalists:
As demand for coverage of white supremacists rises, young journalists and freelancers are particularly unprepared for threats, some turn to self-censorship  —  Michael Edison Hayden was one of the first foreign journalists on the ground after the Nepalese earthquake in 2015— the “ground was still shaking” when he arrived, he said.
Popbitch:
A look at how “Cops” came to be, how it affected peoples' perception of crime, its perpetrators, and police effectiveness, and how it pioneered reality TV  —  The premise of the show was simple.  It needed nothing in the way of technology, expertise or budget …
 
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Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Interview with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD, about the past four years making technology-focused videos, his plans beyond YouTube, and more
The Wire:
Editor-in-chief of Indian newspaper The Tribune resigns just weeks after publishing government exposé; sources say paper's trustees are under govt. pressure
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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Reddit to launch native promoted posts on iOS on March 19, on Android in coming weeks, and says mobile apps account for 41% of time spent across platforms
Discussion: Android Community
Boris Kachka / Vulture:
Inside the Paris Review's search for an editor after sexual harassment allegations led to Lorin Stein's ousting; at least seven of eight candidates are women
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Univision-hired consulting firm's preliminary recommendation calls for cuts of Fusion's budget by up to 35%; Fusion has 600 staff, ~$150M annual budget
Discussion: @adamweinstein