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April 3, 2018, 12:35 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.
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 …
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.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's hardest year, how it has changed the company's future ambitions, and his faith in its mission  —  “We will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years.”  —  It's been a tough year for Facebook.  The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed …
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 …
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.
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 …
Annaliese Milano / CoinDesk:
Mayor of Seoul says the city is building its own cryptocurrency called S-Coin for use in city-funded welfare programs and will create a fund for blockchain tech  —  The South Korean city of Seoul is developing its own cryptocurrency - the “S-Coin” - to be used in city-funded social benefits programs, says its mayor.
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Fraser Brown / PC Gamer:
Valve's Steam Machines, the SteamOS gaming boxes from various vendors that debuted in 2015, are removed from the Steam store's front page amid waning interest  —  Goodbye, little boxes  —  Remember Steam Machines?  Valve seems to be trying to forget its bid to get everyone playing games …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Learning platform Pluralsight, which has raised $238M+ to date, announces it has filed with the SEC for an IPO  —  One of Utah's cloud unicorns is the latest tech startup to join a herd of companies going public after Dropbox's successful IPO.  —  Pluralsight has filed confidentially …

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