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March 9, 2021, 8:15 AM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google TV adds support for kids profiles with kid-friendly recommendations, screen-time limits, and parental controls, starting in the US this month  —  You get fun designs, kid-friendly recommendations, and screen-time limits.  —  It sure sounds like Google is recommitting to the TV space with Google TV …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
In an interview, Mark Zuckerberg discusses AR/VR and says that by 2030, he expects people with smart glasses to “teleport” to locations for in-person meetings  —  - Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday that by 2030, people could use advanced smart glasses to “teleport” to other people's homes …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Ripple says its partnership with MoneyGram has ended; MoneyGram suspended its use of Ripple's platform in February amid SEC's lawsuit against Ripple  —  Distributed ledger company Ripple said Monday that its partnership with money transfer firm Moneygram is coming to an end.
Chris O'Brien / Sifted:
Leading French startup association files a privacy complaint against Apple alleging that the latest iOS is collecting users' data without their permission  —  The allegations would seem to contradict not just Apple's image as a privacy-friendly company, but also the widespread praise iOS 14 has received
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Apple releases iOS 14.4.1 and macOS 11.2.3 to address a WebKit flaw that could allow hackers to run arbitrary code on devices via malicious web content  —  Apple has released a set of updates it recommends all iPhone, iPad and Mac users download as soon as possible.  No,  —  iOS 14.5 and
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Leaks suggest Microsoft will release Surface Laptop 4 in both AMD and Intel variants; AMD models will come with Ryzen 4000 and Intel models with 11th-gen chips  —  You can choose your CPU fighter  —  For a while, Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 was one of the best laptops you could buy.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Interview with Zapier CEO on Sequoia and Steadfast Financial's January investment via secondary market, acquiring no-code education business Makerpad, and more  —  Zapier CEO Wade Foster avoids thinking about fundraising as much as possible.  Profitable for years, his startup …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Secureworks: a second threat actor targeting SolarWinds flaws, by adding backdoors via Orion bugs, has characteristics that suggest the group is based in China  —  Back in December 2020, days after the massive SolarWinds supply chain attack came to light, Microsoft warned …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech giants let their work on domestic terrorism threats, like QAnon, lag behind foreign threats, like ISIS  —  On a Friday in August 2017 — years before a mob of armed and very-online extremists took over the U.S. Capitol — a young Black woman …
Packy McCormick / Not Boring:
A deep dive into the history of Excel, how it inspired early no-code practitioners of programming, its impact on B2B SaaS market and lessons from its resilience  —  The Spreadsheet That Launched A Million Companies … This week's Not Boring is brought to you by ... Michael Bolton
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel, Microsoft, DARPA announce the DPRIVE program, which aims to make fully homomorphic encryption fast enough for practical use, via custom silicon on Azure  —  When considering data privacy and protections, there is no data more important than personal data, whether that's medical, financial, or even social.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Tackle, which helps companies place a product onto Amazon, Microsoft, or Google marketplaces raises $35M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz  —  Each of the big three cloud vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — has a marketplace where software vendors can sell their wares.
Marty Swant / Forbes:
Neeva, which is developing an ad-free search engine to be funded by subscriptions, raises $40M, valuing it at $300M and bringing the total raised to $77.5M  —  It wasn't long ago that Sridhar Ramaswamy was the king of Google advertising.  —  During his 15-year career at the search startup …
Rest of World:
How Line's Fact Checker program, which lets users voluntarily report suspicious messages, is tackling misinformation without sacrificing user privacy  —  The chat app's Fact Checker program is proving that private messaging platforms can do more to moderate harmful content.

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