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March 14, 2022, 8:05 AM

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Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn is halting operations at two of its Shenzhen sites, one of which produces iPhones, after the government imposed a lockdown in the city till 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, the standard iPhone 14 models will remain on 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 …
Reuters:
Clearview AI's CEO says Ukraine is using its tech for free, with 2B+ images from Russia's VKontakte, to identify Russian operatives and the dead  —  Ukraine's defense ministry on Saturday began using Clearview AI's facial recognition technology, the company's chief executive told Reuters …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter updated its iOS app to let users swipe between the algorithmic Home and reverse chronological Latest timelines but users can't make Latest the default  —  You won't be able to default to the chronological timeline  —  Twitter is rolling out a change that, frustratingly …
Bojan Pancevski / Wall Street Journal:
People are sending news about Ukraine to Russians using a website that randomly selects from a list of ~20M phone numbers and ~140M email addresses in Russia  —  Website developed by hackers is new initiative in West's battle to counter Russia's propaganda campaign
Rebecca Heilweil / Vox:
How inheritance issues strike at the root of crypto's libertarian ethos, as disdain for institutions and lack of legal guidance leads to problems for inheritors  —  Your bitcoin can live on, even if you don't.  —  Like a lot of Americans, Sandy Carter has been getting into crypto.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Thoughts on 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.
Lara Putnam / Wired:
Research: 23 of the top 30 search results for the numbers 11, 12, 13 on Facebook were groups targeting children of those ages, including with sexual references  —  The platform can be quicker at recommending groups built around child predation than it is to remove them.
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 …
Benjamin Goggin / NBC News:
A look at growing online meth communities on Zoom, Reddit, and others as they attract little attention from content moderators, worsening the addiction problem  —  In December, Paul went home for the holidays.  Like many people, he hadn't seen his family for almost a year.
Rest of World:
Behind the rise of Kuaishou's short-form video app Kwai in Brazil, where it has amassed 45M+ monthly active users by appealing to people with blue collar jobs  —  Kuaishou is chasing novela creators and working-class users in Latin America to keep up with the competition.

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