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March 14, 2018, 1:00 AM

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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 …
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:
Qualcomm-Broadcom merger threatened US security more because it would have dulled Qualcomm's competitiveness beyond 5G than because Broadcom is a foreign firm  —  From the New York Times: … I can see why the New York Times (and most other commentators) immediately attributed this decision …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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?
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.
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 …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Court filings: women at Microsoft working in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints of gender discrimination or sexual harassment from 2010-2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women at Microsoft Corp working in U.S.-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints …
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.
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 …

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