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10:55 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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Caroline Linton / CBS News:
Facebook says it won't lift account suspension for Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie because of his admitted ToS violations  —  Facebook announced Friday it had suspended the account of Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower from data firm Cambridge Analytica …
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
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% …
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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.
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 …
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Elizabeth Balboa / Benzinga:
AT&T's trial with the US government begins today; analysts believe that the company will win, with the burden of proof in the case falling on Trump's admin  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will face off against the U.S. Department of Justice Monday in a six- to eight-week trial determining the fate …
Robert Feder:
Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro announces his retirement; he will be replaced by Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn  —  In an unexpected move, Michael Ferro announced his retirement Monday as chairman of tronc, parent company of the Chicago Tribune and newspapers in nine other cities.
 
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