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11:25 AM ET, March 29, 2018

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook shuts down Partner Categories, says it will stop using data from third-party aggregators like Experian to supplement its own data for ad targeting  —  Facebook says it's going to stop using data from third-party data providers like Experian and Acxiom.
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Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Most of Facebook's new privacy measures are going into effect in response to EU's GDPR regulations, which become enforceable on May 25  —  Mark Zuckerberg is making it easier to tear digital pages out of your Facebook.  But that doesn't mean he wants to.  —  At first glance …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
The Economist and the Financial Times both say they worked with Cambridge Analytica briefly for market research; source says goal was to gain US subscribers  —  An Economist spokesperson said the company did not know whether it benefited from misused Facebook data.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap cuts about 100 employees on the advertising side of the business; this downsizing is said to be the final step in restructuring process  —  The reductions this time center on its ad division  —  Snap Inc. is cutting another set of employees, focusing this time on the advertising side …
The A.V. Club:
Employees at Onion Inc., which includes The A.V. Club, The Onion, and Clickhole, have voted to unionize under WGA, East  —  We've decided to form a union here at Onion Inc., home of The A.V. Club and our sister sites The Onion and ClickHole.  First, all of The A.V. Club staff …
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
16-24 year olds watch Netflix and listen to services like Spotify more than BBC and BBC's radio stations; over 80% of children watch YouTube, 29% BBC iPlayer  —  Broadcaster fears being ‘overtaken by competitors’ as technology firms increasingly dominate on-demand viewing
Scott Rosenberg / Axios:
Traditional media gains from Facebook's scandals, blames tech giants for its problems; both parties offer a public service paid for by selling users' attention  —  Facebook and Google execs privately complain about the barrage of critical coverage they face, charging that media companies …
Washington Post:
Ecuador has barred Julian Assange from using the internet from its embassy in London, saying he violated an agreement not to interfere in international affairs  —  LONDON — Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, has been barred from using the Internet at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pandora takes on Spotify with dozens of personalized playlists built using its Music Genome to fit users' moods, activities, and genres  —  Just ahead of Spotify's public debut planned for early April, Pandora is punching its rival where it hurts: personalized playlists.
Stephen Montemayor / Star Tribune:
DOJ charges former Minneapolis FBI agent with unlawfully disclosing national defense information; documents appear to indicate the leak was to The Intercept  —  A former Minneapolis FBI agent who sought to expose what he called “systemic biases” within the bureau has been charged …
 
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Republic Records parts ways with former president and former Sony Music exec Charlie Walk after allegations of sexual harassment; Walk says claims are false
Discussion: The Wrap
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
After two years, The Guardian's Mobile Innovation Lab wraps up its work and shares insights on the practical challenges of experimenting within newsrooms
David Agren / The Guardian:
In a rare conviction, two Mexican police officers have been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez
Discussion: Breitbart
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspapers and magazines face possible increased costs due to a proposed tariff on Canadian newsprint and a scheduled postal rate increase
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix appoints Susan Rice, ex-US National Security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration, to its board of directors
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Hewlett Foundation announces that it will donate $10M over two years to help fund research into the spread of disinformation on social media platforms
Discussion: @femme_mal
Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-Miramax employee Zelda Perkins appears in front of UK Parliament to press for changes to legislation on NDAs