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March 27, 2018, 10:10 AM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Arizona's Governor Ducey orders Uber to suspend testing of autonomous cars in the state indefinitely, says Uber's fatal accident was an “unquestionable failure”  —  Arizona governor calls Uber crash an ‘unquestionable failure’  —  Uber has been suspended from testing autonomous vehicles …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Xiaomi launches Mi Mix 2S in China with Snapdragon 845, 5.99-inch near-bezel-less IPS LCD screen, dual 12MP AI-powered cameras, Qi wireless charging, from ~$527  —  By now, you probably know exactly what to expect from a smartphone sequel with an S in its name: it'll be faster than its predecessor but its design won't change very much.
Alice Woodhouse / Financial Times:
Foxconn subsidiary FIT Hon Teng announces it will acquire Belkin, which owns Linksys and Wemo brands, for $866M, by way of a merger  —  A Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of Taiwan-based iPhone supplier Foxconn said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy US consumer electronics maker Belkin International for $866m by way of a merger.
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Facebook says Zuckerberg won't answer UK politicians' questions over data scandal, will send CTO Mike Schroepfer and chief product officer Chris Cox instead  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused calls from British politicians to appear before a parliamentary inquiry and explain …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Huawei launches P20 Pro with 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor, 40MP triple-camera system, 4,000mAh battery, Face Unlock, and 6GB RAM  —  And a home button, too  —  The Huawei P20 Pro is now official, taking up its place as the company's new flagship and this year's most exciting new phone.
Roman / infosec.rm-it.de:
iOS camera app bug means maliciously-crafted QR codes can prompt notification previewing a completely different URL destination, was reported to Apple on Dec 23  —  I've learned recently that the iOS 11 camera app will now automatically scan QR codes and interpret them.

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