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March 2, 2021, 7:40 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.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: high-end 2022 iPhones and maybe the entire lineup, if production permits, will lose the notch in favor of a hole-punch design; iPhone SE 5G coming in 2022  —  Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published a new report for Apple supply chain investors in which the reliable analyst predicts …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Reuters:
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches new Workspace features, including a Focus Time event type that limits notifications, support for using secondary displays in Google Meet, more  —  Including new ways to set your status in Google's office tools  —  Google is adding a smattering of new features to Google Workspace today …
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 …
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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