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March 2, 2021, 8:45 AM

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Mila Jasper / Nextgov:
A report from the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt, finds that the US is not fully prepared for AI competition with China  —  Retaining any edge will take White House leadership and a substantial investment, according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Twitter to label tweets with misleading information about COVID vaccines and debut a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension after 5 strikes  —  Twitter announced Monday that it will label tweets with potentially misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: iPhone 13 to have smaller notch, larger battery, no USB-C; 120Hz display on the Pro; iPhone mini to return; he has “no visibility” of power button Touch ID  —  Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today focused on what to expect …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Square says Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, has started operations after getting FDIC approval last year  —  Known for its innovations in the payments sector, Square is now officially a bank.  —  Nearly one year after receiving conditional approval, Square said Monday afternoon …
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
How Apple ramped up its lobbying in AZ, including hiring Gov. Ducey's ex-chief of staff, amid a proposed bill to let app devs use 3rd-party payment systems  —  Arizona State Rep. Regina Cobb hadn't even formally introduced her app store legislation last month when Apple and Google started storming into the state to lobby against it.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
Researchers point out that Apple's walled garden approach on iOS makes it virtually impossible to detect the presence of malware on iPhones, which does exist  —  The iPhone's locked-down approach to security is spreading, but advanced hackers have found that higher barriers are great for avoiding capture.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
TikTok launches a Safety Advisory Council for Europe to help it with content moderation, bringing external experts in fields like child safety and extremism  —  TikTok is bringing in external experts in Europe in fields such as child safety, young people's mental health and extremism to form …
Grace Kay / Insider:
The singer Grimes made $5.8M selling ~10 pieces of NFT-based artwork within 20 minutes of debuting her collection on trading platform Nifty Gateway on Sunday  —  - Grimes launched a digital art collection titled “WarNymph” on Sunday.  — The singer has already earned over $5.8 million from the collection.
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Michael Steeber / 9to5Mac:
Every Apple Store in the US is open for the first time since March 2020, with many starting to offer in-store shopping after operating as Express storefronts  —  Every Apple Store in the United States is open for the first time in nearly a year.  It was 353 days ago — March 13, 2020 …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the remote work issues companies are facing, including who should shoulder tax costs and whether to cut salaries of staff leaving high-cost cities  —  Facebook considered tracking its employees.  Lyft is making some workers move before April.  Here's how big companies are wrestling with thorny work-from-home issues.
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