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April 3, 2018, 5:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to use its own processors in Macs from 2020, replacing Intel; Intel stock closed down 6.07%  —  Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel, according to people familiar with the plans, Bloomberg News' Ian King and Mark Gurman report.
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Trump wants USPS to increase Amazon's shipping costs as advisers encourage the president to cancel Amazon's cloud computing contract with the Pentagon  —  With the West Wing finally calm, Trump is contemplating a multi-front campaign against Jeff Bezos.
Azeen Ghorayshi / BuzzFeed:
Grindr shares users' HIV status, “last tested” date, other personal info with 3rd parties, according to an outside research firm's analysis verified by BuzzFeed  —  (Update: Late on Monday Grindr said it would stop sharing HIV status information with other companies.)
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: Panerabread.com leaked customer records with names, emails, last four digits of CCs; flaw reported 8+ months ago, may affect 7M+; Panera says now fixed  —  Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name …
CoinDesk:
SEC charges Centra Tech co-founders with fraud following last year's ICO, which raised $32M+ and received endorsements from Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has halted an initial coin offering and charged its founders with “orchestrating …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel debuts new 8th Gen CPUs: i9 and i7 with 6 cores for laptops, 6 new H-series including vPro, 4 new U-series with Iris Plus, 17 new desktop Coffee Lake CPUs  —  The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch …
Kyle Wiggers / XDA Developers:
Google bans all crypto-mining Chrome extensions from its Web Store, removing existing ones by July, after 90% failed to properly inform users about the activity  —  Despite new regulatory hurdles and a market downturn, the adoption of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin shows no sign of slowing down.
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Amazon announces Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay, allowing users to give to one of 48 charities and nonprofits via voice commands  —  You can now donate to charity with your voice by asking Amazon's Alexa.  Today, the tech giant announced a new feature called Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google expands its initiative to equip rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks to 16 additional school districts  —  Google today announced an expansion of its Rolling Study Halls initiative to over 16 additional school districts, giving “thousands” of students access to Wi-Fi and Chromebooks on their buses.
Reuters:
Traders in the over-the-counter cryptocurrency market move hundreds of millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies daily using Skype and other messaging platforms  —  NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like bitcoin and ether over Skype …

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