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March 19, 2018, 3:30 PM

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Alexandria Sage / Reuters:
Uber pauses self-driving tests in all cities after a pedestrian was struck and killed in AZ by one of its cars in autonomous mode that had a human safety driver  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday …
Facebook:
Facebook says it's hired a digital forensics firm to conduct an audit of Cambridge Analytica, which is complying, to help ascertain if leaked data still exists  —  We have hired a digital forensics firm, Stroz Friedberg, to conduct a comprehensive audit of Cambridge Analytica.
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Cambridge Analytica execs filmed boasting of entrapping politicians with sex and bribes, explains how info disseminated online without appearing like propaganda  —  Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica - the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump's presidential victory …
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Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Google debuts program to let retailers list products and loyalty program links, across its products including search under sponsored results, for cut of sales  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers.  Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's initiative to develop tech to mass-produce MicroLED displays, an OLED successor, still at least two years from shipping in its devices  —  The company has a secret manufacturing facility in California  —  Apple Watch to be first Apple product with MicroLED technology
eMarketer:
eMarketer estimates Google and Facebook will capture 56.8% of US digital ad investment in 2018, down from 58.5% last year, as Amazon and Snapchat grow quickly  —  Amazon and Snapchat are experiencing faster growth Google and Facebook may control the bulk of the US digital ad market …
Bloomberg:
President Trump signs an order prohibiting US transactions in Venezuela-issued digital currency, digital coins, and digital tokens  —  President Donald Trump banned U.S. purchases of a cryptocurrency the Venezuelan government is rolling out, as part of a campaign to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
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Thomas Reed / Malwarebytes Labs:
$15K GrayKey device marketed to law enforcement can reportedly unlock even the latest iPhones, posing serious security concerns  —  Ever since the case of the San Bernadino shooter pitted Apple against the FBI over the unlocking of an iPhone, opinions have been split on providing backdoor access to the iPhone for law enforcement.

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