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March 2, 2021, 8:40 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 …
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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 …
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 …
Reuters:
Source: Goldman Sachs is restarting its cryptocurrency trading desk amid the crypto boom and will begin dealing bitcoin futures and more starting next week  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has restarted its cryptocurrency trading desk and will begin dealing bitcoin futures …
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:

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