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5:55 PM ET, April 18, 2018


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Ahead of GDPR, Facebook debuts enhanced privacy controls for all users globally, starting in EU, with more choices about ads, allowing face recognition, more  —  In recent weeks we've announced several steps to give people more control over their privacy and explain how we use data.
Erin Somers / Publishers Lunch:
Harper's Magazine Editor James Marcus says he was fired after “opposing the publication of Katie Roiphe's cover story in the March issue”  —  Subsequent to our brief note from Monday that Harper's Magazine editor James Marcus has left the publication, Marcus tells PL that he was fired …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Sources: Sean Hannity is so close to Trump some WH aides have dubbed him the “shadow” Chief of Staff, with Trump consulting the host about what he should tweet
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
After nearly 15 years, The Hill is ending its annual 50 Most Beautiful List that generated controversy and was even featured on HBO's “Veep”  —  After nearly 15 years, The Hill is bidding a beautiful bye-bye to its annual 50 Most Beautiful list.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sports-focused streaming service fuboTV raises $75M Series D with AMC Networks as a new investor and 21st Century Fox, Sky, and more participating  —  Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Jeff Bezos says Prime has 100M+ members worldwide, sharing for the first time Prime membership numbers via his annual shareholder letter  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.  —  In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having higher standards in running a business.
Claire L. Evans / New York Magazine:
Profile of Jaime Levy, the cyber punk publishing pioneer who created two of the most popular magazines of the 1990s, Cyber Rag and Electronic Hollywood  —  How a punk kid from L.A. created the coolest publications of the 1990s.  —  In the early '90s, Jaime Levy, a punk-rock hacker chick from Los Angeles …
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
A look at The Denver Post's gilded age of sports coverage in the 1980s, as longtime columnists and reporters mourn its decline and some defect to The Athletic  —  How a hedge fund slowly unraveled one of the best sports pages in the country  —  On the sports page of The Denver Post, Jason Blevins was an oddity.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of ~87K articles about Facebook from USA Today, NYT, Guardian, and BuzzFeed from 2006-2018 shows coverage turned mostly negative after 2016 election  —  Sentiment analysis of over 87,000 articles provided to BuzzFeed News details the evolution of the social network as seen through the publications that cover it.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Verizon's Oath poaches Alibaba Managing Director K. Guru Gowrappan to be COO, as Head of Media Brands Simon Khalaf - who oversaw HuffPost, others - leaves  —  Simon Khalaf is out; K. Guru Gowrappan is in.  —  Verizon is moving around top managers at Oath, its Yahoo-AOL tie-up that's supposed …
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