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Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg today broke his silence on the "Cambridge Analytica situation," but there were several issues that his post didn't address.

Bottom line: It took five days to come up with this?

1. Why Facebook didn't publicly disclose the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytics when it learned about it in 2015. Nor why it didn't subsequently reveal it in the midst of several controversies related to the election of Donald Trump, including "fake news," whose campaign was known to have contracted with Cambridge Analytics.

2. Why Facebook's PR machine last Friday night opted to front-run exposés by both The Guardian and NY Times.

3. Whether he'll answer calls to testify on the matter in front of Congress, and his thoughts on the possibility of greater social media regulation.

4. An apology.

Thought bubble: If you're reading Zuckerberg's note and wondering why Facebook hadn't yet taken these seemingly basic steps, it's because the company is now begrudgingly curbing its core business function: collecting and providing access to data. It's not something it naturally wants to do.

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Ina Fried, author of Login
1 hour ago - Technology

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Microsoft announced Tuesday it plans to acquire video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash.

Why it matters: The move comes as Activision Blizzard has faced a wave of accusations of workplace harassment.

2 hours ago - World

Blinken to visit Ukraine as Russia invasion threat looms

Blinken (R) with President Zelensky. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/Pool via Getty

Secretary of State Antony Tony Blinken will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday as the country faces an ongoing threat of Russian invasion.

Driving the news: Blinken will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, as well as officials at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv to discuss contingency planning. He'll then travel to Berlin to meet German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and attend a meeting of the "Transatlantic Quad" — France, Germany, the U.K. and U.S.

Updated 2 hours ago - World

At least 3 dead after Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami

A satellite image of the explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Saturday. Photo: UNICEF/NOAA

At least three people are confirmed to have died in Tonga following the undersea volcanic eruption that sent tsunami waves toward the island nation and across the Pacific over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

The big picture: Officials reported major damage along the western coast of the main island of Tongatapu, where the capital, Nuku'alofa, was covered in ash and dust, including on the runway of the airport. Officials in Tonga confirmed three deaths in the country's first official statement since the crisis began.