March 14, 2018, 12:05 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.
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 …
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 …
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’
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Former CIO of an Equifax unit, Jun Ying, charged with insider trading for allegedly profiting from confidential information about last year's data breach  —  Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former Equifax executive with insider trading, alleging that he profited from confidential information …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Florida passes bill that requires anonymized data about individual defendants in state's criminal justice system to be stored in a publicly accessible database  —  THERE'S NO SUCH thing as the US criminal justice system.  There are, instead, thousands of counties across the country …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Twitch announces Free Games With Prime, offering select PC games each month free to download for users of Twitch Prime, a service included with Amazon Prime  —  A bit of fun news for Amazon/Twitch Prime users: you're going to get some free games each month.

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