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March 24, 2017, 11:05 PM

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Kim Hart / Axios:
Tech community “dumbfounded” by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's remark that AI won't supplant US jobs for “50-100 more years”  —  Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin riled the tech community this morning when he told Axios' Mike Allen that displacement of jobs …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google details the sunsetting of Talk, SMS removal for Hangouts, and other G Suite changes  —  We heard just yesterday that Google is planning to remove SMS capabilities from Hangouts, and now Google has detailed this change — as well as others — in a new post on its G Suite blog.
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them  —  T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag “known scam” calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services.  —  Scam ID will pop up an indicator that a call is a …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Tests show 10 of 54 passwords are valid in sample set from hackers claiming to have 250M iCloud records; users should change passwords  —  ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing extended validation status of Symantec-issued certs and gradually nullify all currently valid certs of Symantec-owned CAs  —  Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.  —  In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google partners with Howard University to open a school branch on Google's campus for black engineering students, accepting 740 students over five years  —  Google has partnered with Howard University to launch a school branch right on the company's campus, where undergraduate students …
Darla Mercado / CNBC:
Amazon will collect sales taxes from all states that impose the taxes by April 1  —  Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1.  —  Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs  —  New analytics inside TweetDeck  —  Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Moto G5 Plus review: best budget smartphone with premium feel and solid performance, but camera is disappointing and timely software updates are not guaranteed  —  Downgraded camera and questionable update policy tarnish another solid upgrade.  —  We've documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively.

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