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March 7, 2021, 8:35 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: at least 30K US organizations have been hacked by an aggressive Chinese espionage group exploiting unpatched flaws in Microsoft's Exchange Server  —  At least 30,000 organizations across the United States — including a significant number of small businesses, towns …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans to release a mixed reality headset in mid-2022 for around $1K, followed by AR glasses by 2025 and “contact lens type” devices by 2030-2040  —  Apple plans to release its long-rumored mixed reality headset “in mid-2022,” followed by augmented reality glasses by 2025 …
NBC News:
Current and former Google employees say the company's HR routinely offers mental health counseling and medical leave when staff complain about racism and sexism  —  Benjamin Cruz, a former instructional designer in Google's Cloud division, was caught off guard when a colleague told …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple confirms it'll discontinue iMac Pro after supplies end, says 27" iMac introduced in August is the preferred choice for the vast majority of pro iMac users  —  Apple on late Friday evening added a “while supplies last” notice to its iMac Pro product page worldwide …
New York Times:
Sources: US plans attacks on Russian networks and new sanctions, in retaliation for SolarWinds hack; Biden curbed Cyber Command's offensive leeway in Jan. 20 EO  —  The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
After Jack Dorsey promoted an auction on the site Valuables for an NFT of his very first tweet, the bids for “just setting up my twttr” reach $2.5M  —  Apparently you can actually sell your tweets as NFT  —  Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Report: in 2020, China overtook the US in the number of AI research citations, fewer AI startups got funded, and the US Congress talked about AI more than ever  —  China has overtaken the United States in total number of AI research citations, fewer AI startups are receiving funding, and Congress is talking about AI more than ever.
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
Interviews with more than a dozen designers, many of whom worked with Jeff Bezos, about his failed attempt to make Amazon a “cool” brand like Apple and Nike  —  Amazon can squeeze a lot into a box.  —  Jared Ficklin was part of a secret team at a prominent design firm tapped …
David Molloy / BBC:
Some popular YouTubers are building their own video sites, like Floatplane and Nebula, to help other creators publish and monetize niche video content  —  Whether he's showing off astronomically expensive computer gaming hardware or dumpster-diving for the cheapest PC builds possible …
Jennifer A. Kingson / Axios:
States are increasingly granting small delivery robots generous access to city sidewalks; in PA, they are classified as “pedestrians” and can drive up to 12 mph  —  As small robots proliferate on sidewalks and city streets, so does legislation that grants them generous access rights …

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