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March 14, 2022, 11:30 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Solana-based NFT marketplace Magic Eden raises a $27M Series A led by Paradigm and says it will use the funds to build a gaming vertical  —  The round was led by Paradigm and included contributions from Sequoia and Solana Ventures.  —  Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace has raised $27 million …
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 …
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.
Al Jazeera:
Analysis: Meta let Jio Platforms subsidiary New Emerging World of Journalism run ads with misinfo promoting Modi's BJP but took down opposition's surrogate ads  —  New Delhi, India - In the 2019 parliamentary elections, India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded a Hindu ascetic accused of “terrorism”.
Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tencent is facing a record fine after Chinese regulators found WeChat Pay flouted anti-money-laundering rules and had other regulatory lapses  —  China's central bank found regulatory breaches and lapses during a recent inspection of the ubiquitous payments network

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