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5:20 PM ET, March 26, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Preliminary ratings from Nielsen show that CBS “60 Minutes” interview with Stormy Daniels drew the show's highest ratings in 10 years  —  Stormy Daniels: ‘I have no reason to lie’  —  Anderson Cooper's interview with Stormy Daniels propelled “60 Minutes” to its highest-rated episode …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
FTC says it has an open non-public probe into Facebook's privacy practices; a violation of consent decree signed in 2011 could carry a penalty of $40K/violation  —  Shares of Facebook fell more than 5 percent Monday after the FTC confirmed it's investigating the company's data practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica breach.
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
By claiming that Facebook was not aware of a widespread misuse of user data by outside developers, Mark Zuckerberg sends a message that he thinks we are idiots
BBC:
Facebook took out full-page ads, signed by Mark Zuckerberg, in several major US and UK newspapers on Sunday to apologize for Cambridge Analytica data leak
Washington Post:
Roy Moore accuser's attorney says he was offered $10K and introduction to Steve Bannon, then head of Breitbart, in exchange for dropping, discrediting accuser  —  BIRMINGHAM — Days after a woman accused U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual impropriety, two Moore supporters approached her attorney with an unusual request.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify issues guidance for 2018 ahead of IPO: subs 96M, up 36% YoY, revenue $6.9B, up 30% YoY, operating losses $409M, down from $500M, and more  —  Ahead of its IPO, the streaming service is offering its first-ever guidance: Revenue, subs and margins will be up, operating losses will go down.
Facebook:
Facebook is rolling out its feature showing more stories from local news sources in News Feed, available in US since January, to all other countries  —  By Alex Hardiman, Head of News Product, and Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships  —  Local news helps people connect to their communities …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube TV signs multiyear deal with the NBA, will become the first-ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals, following similar deal with MLB  —  Google's YouTube is boxing out over-the-top TV rivals with yet another promotional sports pact: YouTube TV will be the first-ever presenting sponsor for the NBA Finals.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Since October, Apple has signed 12 TV projects, nine of them “straight-to-series”; sources say the company aims to roll them out between March and summer 2019  —  Known for its bold designs and its big marketing campaigns, Apple relishes its status as a dominant force in the corporate world.
Reuters:
Egypt has deported The Times journalist Bel Trew ahead of presidential election; the British paper claims the move was to intimidate media and suppress coverage  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Egypt has deported a British journalist working for The Times, the newspaper said on Saturday, describing an …
Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Comedy Central parent company Viacom signs multiyear deal with Trevor Noah, launches global production and distribution company called Day Zero Productions  —  The joint venture between ‘The Daily Show’ host and Comedy Central's parent company signals the latter's desire to be more than just a launching pad for its homegrown talent.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
The Daily Telegraph's Chief Executive Nick Hugh says as of April 2017, the news paper had a gender pay gap of 35% and commits to reducing it to 0% by 2025  —  The Telegraph has revealed a mean gender pay gap of 35pc, a figure branded “unacceptable” by chief executive Nick Hugh as he committed to reducing the disparity to zero by 2025.
 
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Tim Peterson / Digiday:
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K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Despite YouTube's efforts, investigation reveals YouTube Kids is still awash with violent and age-inappropriate videos, with some discovered via recommendations