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March 5, 2018, 12:55 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
KGI: Apple to release more affordable 13-inch MacBook Air in Q2, HomePod demand ‘mediocre’ so far  —  Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is today out with a pair of new investor notes on Apple.  The analyst offers new supply chain details on the new iPhones coming this year, AirPods demand, and more.
New York Times:
Advertisers complain Facebook is inconsistent and gender biased in its process of determining whether images should be rejected for being sexually suggestive  —  Advertisers, especially smaller ones, complain of inconsistency and gender bias in the process that determines whether images are rejected for being sexually suggestive.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Motherboard:
Researchers say IOTA, a cryptocurrency project worth $5B+, has serious security flaws; IOTA developers try to deflect claim with questionable responses  —  Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.  —  Nerd fights are the the background …
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook says it doesn't know how many followed Russia's IRA accounts on Instagram; researcher finds that 27 of 170 deleted accounts had ~2.2M followers total  —  FOR MORE THAN a year, Jonathan Albright has served as something of a one-man General Accounting Office for the tech industry.
Pew Research Center:
Study: in the US, 78% of 18-24 year olds use Snapchat, 71% use Instagram, 45% use Twitter; nearly 75% of US adults and 94% of 18-24 year olds use YouTube  —  A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram
Frank Chaparro / Business Insider:
Coinbase plans to add 250 staff, and Circle says it wants to add ~200, while source says Kraken plans to add 800, each to roughly double their headcount in 2018  —  - A slew of crypto exchanges are looking to hire, with Coinbase, Kraken, and Circle preparing to double their head count in 2018.

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