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March 31, 2018, 4:30 PM

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Fred Lambert / Electrek:
Tesla says Autopilot was engaged during fatal Model X crash on Mar. 23, and the driver didn't respond to warnings to take control of the car before the crash  —  After a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X that caught on fire after the crash came under investigation …
Google Devs / Google Developers Blog:
Google is shutting off URL shortener goo.gl to new users next month and will shut it down for all users next year; existing links will continue to redirect  —  Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase  —  We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Accelerating and increasingly damaging leaks show Facebook's crumbling internal morale, which could be more pressing than threats like regulation or user exodus  —  These kinds of leaks didn't happen when I started reporting on Facebook eight years ago.  It was a tight-knit cult convinced …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Leaked Facebook employee thread about now-deleted Boz memo had ~3,000 comments, with dozens criticizing leakers, others empathizing with users  —  “I've always thought our ‘open but punitive’ stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers."  —  The publication of a June 2016 memo describing …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Pr0gramm, the image hosting community behind Coinhive software that hijacks browsers to mine cryptocurrency, donates $250K+ to cancer research after exposé  —  A story published here this week revealed the real-life identity behind the original creator of Coinhive …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Uber launches uberBODA in Uganda, its first motorcycle service in Africa, as Taxify starts similar service in Uganda and Kenya  —  Global ride-hailing rivals Taxify and Uber have launched motorcycle passenger service in East Africa.  Customers of both companies in Uganda and Taxify riders …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber is shutting down UberRUSH, its on-demand business delivery service for items weighing less than 30 pounds, ending services on June 30  —  Uber is closing the doors on its on-demand package delivery service for merchants, RUSH, in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago, TechCrunch has learned.
CNBC:
Cobalt Robotics raises $13M Series A from Sequoia Capital, Storm Ventures, and Founders Fund for its roving robotic security guard  —  - Sequoia Capital, Storm Ventures and Founders Fund are among investors in a $13 million venture funding round for Cobalt Robotics.

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