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March 4, 2018, 10:55 AM

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Gary McWilliams / Reuters:
MIT researcher behind study claiming Uber and Lyft drivers earn median profit of $3.37/hour says Uber's rebuttal was “thoughtful” and he'll re-run the analysis  —  (Reuters) - A Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group that this week reported nearly three-quarters of Uber Technologies …
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.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
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
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers describe 10 possible attacks on LTE networks that allow eavesdropping on texts and calls, taking devices offline, and spoofing of emergency alerts  —  One of the ten attacks can create “artificial chaos” by sending fake emergency alerts to a large number of devices.
More: Engadget
Nathan Vanderklippe / Globe and Mail:
Human Rights Watch: China's Xinjiang region uses big data on everyday habits and AI for predictive policing to send people to political re-education camps  —  Barely seven months ago, a senior Chinese official promised that artificial intelligence could one day help authorities spot crime before it happens.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Google AI can now easily replace the video background in YouTube stories on mobile, available in beta to a limited number of YouTube creators  —  Google researchers know how much people like to trick others into thinking they're on the moon, or that it's night instead of day …

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