Techmeme
March 13, 2018, 9:25 PM

Top News

Alfred Ng / CNET:
Experts reveal 13 alleged flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips, just 24 hours after showing AMD, that allow malware to be installed on secure portions of the chips  —  Researchers say they've discovered critical security flaws in AMD chips that could allow attackers to access sensitive data …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says YouTube will add Wikipedia information to videos about popular conspiracy theories within weeks to provide alternate viewpoints  —  Pushing back on crazy theories  —  YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories …
David Lawder / Reuters:
Sources: Trump admin looking to impose tariffs on $60B of Chinese goods; tariffs would target tech products and telecoms but would not be limited to those  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese imports …
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality  —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker …
IMF Blog:
IMF head Christine Lagarde shares a plan to regulate cryptocurrencies through Know Your Customer requirements that combine biometrics and machine learning  —  Whether Bitcoin's value goes up or Bitcoin's value goes down, people around the world are asking the same question: What exactly is the potential of crypto-assets?
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Amazon retains top spot in annual Harris reputation poll of corporate brands, Apple drops from 5th to 29th, Google drops from 8th to 28th  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google corporate brands dropped in an annual survey while Amazon.com Inc maintained the top spot …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces WWDC 2018 will be held June 4-8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, opens registration  —  Apple has officially announced dates for its annual developer conference where it is expected to unveil iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Binance announces it's developing a new blockchain called Binance Chain, which it hopes will facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange  —  Binance announced Tuesday that it is launching a public blockchain to facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange.
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google is rolling out voice-triggered Google Assistant routines for smart home devices including six predefined ones like “I'm home”, after announcing it in Oct  —  We've been hearing about Google Assistant's routines for months now.  Cody first discovered them in a Google app teardown …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Fitbit launches its second mainstream smartwatch, Versa, for $200, and the first fitness wearable for kids, Ace, for $100; both available for preorder today  —  Fitbit has announced new wearables Fitbit Versa, which runs the upcoming Fitbit OS 2.0, and Fitbit Ace.  Both are available for preorder today.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers  —  Facebook is getting ready to launch a news section for its Watch platform and it's testing different video partnerships with roughly 10 publishers, Axios has learned.
David Welch / Bloomberg:
Sources: GM plans to start pilot program this summer that will allow car owners to rent out their vehicles through its Maven car-sharing service  —  Carmaker plots peer-to-peer pilot program starting this summer  —  Service could take on Turo and Getaround, potentially Tesla
Sonya Dowsett / Reuters:
Fashion chain Zara, owned by the world's largest clothing retailer Inditex, will introduce augmented reality displays in 120 stores worldwide starting April 18  —  A CORUNA, Spain (Reuters) - Zara, the fashion chain owned by the world's biggest clothing retailer Inditex (ITX.MC) …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home for Tuesday, June 19 Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:25 PM ET, March 13, 2018.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Tom Miles / Reuters:
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Chloe Aiello / CNBC: