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March 27, 2022, 5:20 PM

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Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Kuo: camera bump on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max smartphones will increase about five percent in each dimension due to a larger 48MP sensor  —  The increased size of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max's rear camera array is due to all-new 48-megapixel Wide camera systems, according to reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Reuters:
The US FCC adds Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom Americas, and China Mobile International USA to its national security threat list, barring them from its USF funds  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday added Russia's AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp (0728.HK) …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple paid $100K to $200K in stock-based bonuses to select software and hardware engineers, after giving similar bonuses in December to retain talent  —  Apple Inc. is paying a small number of engineers another round of special stock bonuses as part of an unusual push to retain key talent …
Bloomberg:
Mike Frazzini, a longtime Amazon employee who helped start Amazon Games and its current head, is stepping down to focus on his family  —  Mike Frazzini, a longtime Amazon.com Inc. employee who helped start Amazon Game Studios, is stepping down.  The executive told staff Friday he was leaving …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google updates Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix a high-severity zero-day being exploited in the wild, the second such patch for Chrome in 2022  —  Google has released Chrome 99.0.4844.84 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a high-severity zero-day bug exploited in the wild.
Sam Goldheart / iFixit News:
iFixit completes its week-long Mac Studio teardown: swappable but likely not upgradable SSDs, a massive heatsink, a dual-fan assembly, and more  —  Well, one teardown at least.  More than a Mac Mini but not quite a Mac Pro, the Mac Studio impresses and disappoints in almost equal measure.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Ukraine next week plans to start selling 54 NFTs chronicling the first three days of Russia's invasion; the funds will go to the country's “army and civilians”  —  Proceeds will go toward Ukraine's army and civilians  —  Ukraine's government is raising funds by selling non-fungible tokens …
Miles Kruppa / Financial Times:
As some crypto startups seek to avoid investor oversight, VCs pass on board seats to win deals; investors in FTX, which has raised $1.8B+, have no board seats  —  Founders of digital asset groups seek to avoid investor oversight in new Silicon Valley trend  —  Jack Lu received eight proposals …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: health startups Cerebral and Done used looser pandemic rules and pressure on clinicians to prescribe stimulants, often via 30-minute online evaluations  —  Digital companies such as Cerebral and Done seized on looser pandemic rules for prescribing ADHD drugs like Adderall.

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