Sources: Cambridge Analytica said it had completely wiped Facebook user data in 2016, which may be true, but it retained models derived from that data into 2017 (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Sources: Cambridge Analytica said it had completely wiped Facebook user data in 2016, which may be true, but it retained models derived from that data into 2017  —  Exclusive: Social network failed to make firm delete valuable models derived from data until campaign was over from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rnZY8Q

A look at what Hollywood insiders are using cryptocurrencies for: investing, financing and distributing films, and, in one instance, a plot point in a romcom (Natalie Jarvey/Hollywood Reporter)

Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: A look at what Hollywood insiders are using cryptocurrencies for: investing, financing and distributing films, and, in one instance, a plot point in a romcom  —  It’s little shock the volatile virtual currency has the attention of entertainment industry speculators (and their wary business managers) … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2JYMxEa

What to expect at Google I/O 2018: updates to Assistant, Home, and Material Design, more details on Android P, Wear OS, Google News, Chromecast gaming, and more (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Nick Statt / The Verge: What to expect at Google I/O 2018: updates to Assistant, Home, and Material Design, more details on Android P, Wear OS, Google News, Chromecast gaming, and more  —  Google’s annual developer conference will be a jam-packed affair about the future of Android, AI, and the smart home from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2roNoX6

After opsec errors, researchers link many hacker groups active for a decade and previously thought to be independent, to China’s govt, name them Winnti Umbrella (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: After opsec errors, researchers link many hacker groups active for a decade and previously thought to be independent, to China’s govt, name them Winnti Umbrella  —  Though sloppy at times, Winnti Umbrella remain advanced and extremely prolific.  —  Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2IlM5mb

Reuters/Ipsos poll: despite Cambridge Analytica, half of Facebook’s US users say they didn’t reduce their Facebook use, a quarter say they use Facebook more (Reuters)

Reuters: Reuters/Ipsos poll: despite Cambridge Analytica, half of Facebook’s US users say they didn’t reduce their Facebook use, a quarter say they use Facebook more  —  NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Most of Facebook’s U.S. users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2rpwPtR

A central custodian of our personal data, which can be a government or a private firm like Apple, under regulations like GDPR, may solve today’s privacy woes (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: A central custodian of our personal data, which can be a government or a private firm like Apple, under regulations like GDPR, may solve today’s privacy woes  —  ‘Group privacy’ is an idea whose time has come; what if Facebook and Google were the companies to manage it? from… Read More A central custodian of our personal data, which can be a government or a private firm like Apple, under regulations like GDPR, may solve today’s privacy woes (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)