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February 17, 2020, 7:10 PM

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Apple:
Apple does not expect to meet revenue guidance for March quarter due to constrained iPhone supply and low demand due to store closures amid coronavirus crisis  —  As the public health response to COVID-19 continues, our thoughts remain with the communities and individuals most deeply affected by the disease …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Jeff Bezos says he is launching the Bezos Earth Fund to fight climate change and committing $10B “to start”, with first grants slated to be issued this summer  —  The Bezos Earth Fund will begin issuing grants this summer  —  Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced …
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
As the EU debates new rules for its digital economy, including AI regulations, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, and others head to Brussels to meet key lawmakers  —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai have journeyed to Brussels as the European Union drafts regulation for A.I. and the digital economy.
Financial Times:
After meeting Zuckerberg on Facebook's proposal for harmful content regulation, commissioner overseeing EU data strategy calls it “not enough” and “too slow”  —  ‘Not enough’, says Thierry Breton, the EU's digital strategy official  —  The EU immediately rejected …
Reuters:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
An extortion scam is allegedly threatening website operators with junk ad clicks that trigger Google's fraud detection to limit or ban a site's AdSense account  —  A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google's AdSense program.
Susan Fowler / TIME:
In a book excerpt, Susan Fowler discusses the nightmare she went through after her Uber essay: being followed, people digging through her past, anxiety, more  —  Susan Fowler is the author of Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google says it is ending its Google Station program in India and other countries, where it provided free Wi-Fi in railway stations, as mobile data prices drop  —  Google said on Monday that it is winding down its Station program, through which it rolled out free Wi-Fi in more than 400 railway stations …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
UK's Met Office says it will spend £1.2B for the world's most powerful climate supercomputer, to be capable of forecasting for an area just 1,000 meters across  —  The UK's weather service, the Met Office, will spend £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) to acquire the world's …

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