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March 23, 2018, 1:20 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at its event in Chicago next week  —  Company holding rare education-focused event next week  —  Lower-cost and Pro models have recently reignited iPad sales  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung says it is investigating user reports about Galaxy S9 and S9+ touchscreen responsiveness issues  —  Tonight Samsung has responded to growing reports of Galaxy S9/S9+ phones with touchscreen problems.  Android Police points to a few threads on Reddit and Samsung's own support forums …
The Daily Beast:
Source: US investigators identify Guccifer 2.0 as a GRU officer, attributed via hacker's login to US social media service without a VPN from a Moscow IP address  —  Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can't take such risk  —  Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.
Loren Grush / The Verge:
After some users challenged Elon Musk on Twitter, he removed the Facebook pages for both SpaceX and Tesla  —  During a mid-afternoon tweetstorm, Elon Musk deleted both of his companies' Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Dropbox opens up ~40% on its first day of trading after pricing its shares at $21, above already increased range of $18-$20/share, and raising $756M in its IPO  —  - Dropbox, once valued as high as $10 billion, reported more than $1 billion in 2017 revenue and 500 million registered users …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US DoJ charges nine Iranians and an Iranian company with hacking parts of US government, UN, and hundreds of universities in the US and around the world  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts, according to Spotify's IPO filing  —  Over 2 percent of free users  —  Earlier this month, news broke that Spotify was cracking down on users running modded versions of the Spotify app …
More: Reuters
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Cyrus Lee / ZDNet:
Baidu granted T3 license plates, which require comprehensive driving abilities, from Beijing's traffic authority to start self-driving vehicle tests in public  —  Local Beijing authority releases temporary licenses for autonomous driving tests in the city soon after the fatal accident caused by an unmanned Uber car in the US.
Adam Behsudi / Politico:
Trump announces plans to levy tariffs on ~$60B of Chinese-made goods; source says list of targeted products, coming within 15 days, will mostly focus on tech  —  President Donald Trump will escalate economic tensions with China by unveiling on Thursday extensive new trade restrictions …

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