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March 14, 2018, 6:00 PM

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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.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC charges Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former president Ramesh Balwani with defrauding investors by raising $700M+ through “elaborate, years-long fraud”  —  Holmes Stripped of Control of Company for Defrauding Investors  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission today …
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Wikimedia says it was unaware of YouTube's plans to use its articles' content next to conspiracy videos, amid concerns it could increase article vandalism  —  Well, this is awkward  —  At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Google's new Maps platform for games gives developers access to real-time Google Maps data, an SDK for Unity, and a new API to use real-world locations in games  —  The first wave of games includes Jurassic World and The Walking Dead  —  There's been a wave of location-based mobile games …
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Facebook bans far-right anti-Islamic group Britain First and removes the group's pages and those of its leaders for repeatedly violating its community standards  —  Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders.  —  The social media company …
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Former CIO of an Equifax unit, Jun Ying, faces criminal and civil charges from SEC over alleged insider trading on confidential info about 2017's data breach  —  Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Equifax executive with insider trading, alleging that he profited …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp commits to not sharing user data with Facebook until it complies with GDPR; UK's Information Commissioner's Office closes its investigation  —  Facebook, its popular messaging app WhatsApp, and the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have reached a truce in their long-running investigation …
Bloomberg:
French finance minister says France will take legal action against Apple and Google over “abusive commercial practices” taking advantage of French developers  —  Action follows investigation into application contracts  —  Finance minister says fines could be in ‘millions of euros’
Bloomberg:
Broadcom abandons its $117B takeover bid for Qualcomm after President Donald Trump blocked the deal, citing security risks  —  Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. has abandoned its $117 billion takeover bid for Qualcomm Inc., Bloomberg News reports.  —  The decision was made after U.S. President Donald Trump blocked …
Allison Linn / The AI Blog:
Microsoft says it has trained AI that can match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English  —  A team of Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese …

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