March 8, 2022, 1:25 PM

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Apple / YouTube:
Livestream of Apple's “Peek Performance” event  —  Watch the special Apple Event.March 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. PST.Set a reminder and we'll send you an update before the show.
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's “Peek Performance” event, where an updated iPhone SE, iPad Air, and new Macs are expected  —  The time has come for Apple's first product announcement event of 2022.  Though the company has been characteristically tight-lipped about what we can expect to see at this event …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Google plans to acquire cybersecurity company Mandiant for around $5.4B, or $23 per share, with the deal closing later in 2022; Mandiant will join Google Cloud  —  Acquisition to bring Google speed and scale to Mandiant's unparalleled intelligence and expertise - at a time when security has never been more important
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux developers fix Dirty Pipe, a high-severity vulnerability in the kernel that let hackers carry out a host of malicious actions, like installing backdoors  —  Dirty Pipe has the potential to smudge people using Linux and Linux derivitives.  —  Linux has yet another high-severity vulnerability …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Amp, an app that lets people host live “radio shows”, take calls, and play tracks licensed to Amazon Music; the app is not yet widely available  —  Amazon's Clubhouse competitor has arrived.  The retail giant on Tuesday launched a new mobile app called Amp …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Four Amazon delivery service partners in the US describe racking up debts of tens of thousands of dollars after the company abruptly terminated their contracts  —  Across the country, Amazon's delivery service partners, the small businesses, that exclusively deliver packages for Amazon …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Google: Russia's Fancy Bear launched phishing campaigns against Ukrainians before the invasion and Belarus' Ghostwriter targeted Ukrainian and Polish militaries  —  Belarus conducted widespread phishing attacks against members of the Polish military as well as Ukrainian officials …
Khari Johnson / Wired:
Three Black men discuss the impact of wrongful arrests made by police departments in New Jersey and Michigan using facial recognition tech  —  Robert Williams, Michael Oliver, and Nijeer Parks were misidentified by facial recognition software.  The impact cast a long shadow. … APPLICATION
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Mandiant says Chinese actor APT41 breached at least six US state networks between May 2021 and February 2022, using vulnerabilities including Log4Shell  —  The prolific China APT41 hacking group, known for carrying out espionage in parallel with financially motivated operations …
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Cloudflare, CrowdStrike, and Ping Identity form the Critical Infrastructure Defense Project, offering their services to US hospitals and utilities for free  —  Cloudflare Inc., CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and Ping Identity Corp. today are teaming up to form the Critical Infrastructure Defense Project …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Twitter has hired Michael Sayman, formerly of Roblox, to work on experimental features as the company seeks to compete with TikTok for younger users  —  When Joss Robinson, 18, a freshman at the University of Connecticut, wants to catch up on what his friends are talking about, he often turns to Twitter.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Findem, which says its AI-based applicant tracking system can automate candidate engagement, analyze talent pools, and more, raises a $30M Series B  —  Hiring the right talent has rarely been easy, but in the midst of the “great resignation” — the record number of people leaving their jobs during …
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung, Lenovo, and Microsoft commit to shipping Android 12L, featuring optimizations for tablets and foldables, for some of their devices later this year  —  The update is coming later this year  —  Samsung, Lenovo, and Microsoft are the first device manufacturers to commit to shipping Android 12L …
Corbin Davenport / XDA Developers:

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