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March 28, 2022, 7:05 PM

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Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple plans to cut iPhone SE output by ~20% for the next quarter, as war and inflation dampen demand, and reduces AirPods orders by 10M+ for 2022  —  Lower orders to suppliers are early sign of pressure on tech industry  —  The war in Ukraine is causing supply chain turmoil …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CODA wins three Oscars, including Best Picture, giving Apple its first Oscar and making Apple TV+ the first streaming service to win the awards' highest honor  —  Apple made history by nabbing Hollywood's most coveted honor, as “CODA” won the Oscar for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards.
New York Times:
Leaked documents detail Nokia's equipment and software connecting Russia's powerful system for digital surveillance, SORM, to MTS, the country's largest telecom  —  The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia's cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Sources detail Eric Schmidt's influence over Biden's Office of Science and Technology Policy; Schmidt's charity indirectly paid the salaries of two employees  —  As President Joe Biden granted his science office unprecedented access and power, one outside adviser to that office has attained …
The Intercept:
Internal email: complying with a new Russian censorship law, Google ordered its contracted Russian translators to not call Russia's war in Ukraine a “war”  —  In early March, contractors working for Google to translate company text for the Russian market received an update from their client …
Shannon Bond / NPR:
Researchers identify over a thousand fake LinkedIn accounts with computer-generated profile pictures being used for lead generation and product promotion  —  Loading...  At first glance, Renée DiResta thought the LinkedIn message seemed normal enough.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Ukrtelecom, Ukraine's leading ISP and fixed line telecommunications company, says it has been hit by a cyberattack and its services seem to be mostly offline  —  A “powerful” cyberattack has hit Ukraine's biggest fixed line telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom.
Tiyashi Datta / Reuters:
HP plans to acquire Poly, formerly Plantronics, which makes audio and video devices for conference calls, for $1.7B in cash, or $40 per share, a 53% premium  —  HP Inc (HPQ.N) said on Monday it would buy audio and video products maker Poly (POLY.N) for $1.7 billion in cash …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A profile of right-wing video service Rumble, which made $6.5M+ in revenue in the first nine months of 2021 and provides Trump's Truth Social with tech support  —  The company, supported by Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and other prominent conservatives, wants to help build a “new internet” independent from Silicon Valley's titans.
Gene Munster / Loup:
Apple heavily relies on China for manufacturing, but its plan to invest $430B in US tech infrastructure over five years is a promising sign of diversification  —  The global supply chain will likely change rapidly over the next decade, shifting away from China.

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