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March 14, 2018, 8:55 AM

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Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising, including ICOs, wallets, and trading advice across all of its ad platforms, starting June 2018  —  - The company will no longer allow ads about cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), wallets, and trading advice across any of its ad platforms.
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 …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Stack Overflow's annual survey of 100K+ developers: Rust, Kotlin, and Python most-loved languages, 73% more excited by AI than concerned about its dangers  —  Stack Overflow's annual survey shows Android developer language Kotlin has soared in popularity.  —  Video: Apps at risk …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launched with 1.4GHz quad-core processor, dual-band WiFi, gigabit ethernet over USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2, and Power over Ethernet for $35  —  Despite selling over 14 million of its low-cost DIY computing boards, the Raspberry Pi Foundation adheres to a slow release cycle.
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 …
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
YC-backed Nectome aims to preserve brains of terminally ill patients through a fatal embalming process for future digitalization; Sam Altman is on its wait list  —  Nectome will preserve your brain, but you have to be euthanized first.  — The brain of an elderly woman …
IMF Blog:
IMF head Christine Lagarde outlines plan to regulate cryptocurrencies by using technology such as distributed ledger tech, biometrics, AI, and cryptography  —  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?
Sarah Nassauer / Wall Street Journal:
Walmart to offer home delivery of groceries in 100 cities by year's end by partnering with delivery companies using contract workers, starting with Uber  —  Retailer to partner with delivery startups after Amazon, Kroger and others roll out similar services
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 …
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.

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