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March 14, 2022, 1:05 PM

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Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn halts operations at two Shenzhen sites, one of which produces iPhones, after China imposed a non-essential business lockdown in the city until March 20  —  Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn is halting operations at its Shenzhen sites, one of which produces iPhones, in response to a government-imposed lockdown on the tech hub city.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro models will get the A16 chip and 6GB of LPDDR 5 RAM, and the basic iPhone 14 models will keep the A15 Bionic chip and get 6GB of LPDDR 4X RAM  —  Only the iPhone 14 Pro models will have the “A16” chip, while the standard iPhone 14 models will retain the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13 …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
iPhone SE (2022) review: great performance, well-priced with 5G, but a tired design with a tiny 4.7-inch display, no camera night mode, and 64GB of base storage  —  Yesterday's iPhone, today  —  Video by Vjeran Pavic and James Andrews  —  Everything about the iPhone SE is designed …
Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery's CFO says HBO Max and Discovery+ will be bundled early in the merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia and will eventually be combined into one service  —  The streamers will be bundled early on as part of the merged media giant, before both services become a single direct-to-consumer platform.
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Report details Apple's early debate about ATT, with Craig Federighi pushing for privacy changes while Eddy Cue and Phil Schiller argued for more cautious action  —  A new report has highlighted how three top prominent executives initially found themselves at odds in early deliberations about Apple's App Tracking Transparency framework.
Reuters:
Clearview AI CEO says Ukraine is using its facial recognition tech, with 2B+ images from Russia's VKontakte, for free to identify Russian attackers and the dead  —  Ukraine's defense ministry on Saturday began using Clearview AI's facial recognition technology, the company's chief executive told Reuters …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
In an internal memo to staff, Nick Clegg clarifies that Meta's relaxed content policies in Ukraine “do not permit calls to assassinate a head of state”  —  Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. clarified on Sunday that it is against the company's user rules to share a post that …
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
EU Parliament committee rejects a provision for its Markets in Crypto Assets framework that would have limited the use of proof-of-work cryptocurrencies  —  A provision that could have forced proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to shift to more environmentally friendly mechanisms failed to get the votes required.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Thoughts on the newly announced iPhone SE, iPad Air, and Mac Studio, and an in-depth look at the M2 chip, Mac Pro, iMac Pro, and Apple's future display plans  —  Here are my thoughts on Apple's new iPhone SE, iPad Air and Mac Studio, as well as an in-depth look at the M2 chip, Mac Pro, iMac Pro and future display plans.
Gary Marcus / Nautilus:
A look at the limitations of deep learning, and how “neurosymbolic” approaches to AI could offer a way forward for developing artificial general intelligence  —  Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious," Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of deep learning …

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