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February 18, 2020, 8:45 AM

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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 …
Amelia Lucas / CNBC:
Sources: US Commerce Department is proposing restrictions requiring foreign companies to obtain licenses in order to make chips for Huawei using US equipment  —  - The Commerce Department is considering requiring chip factories globally to obtain licenses if they want to use American equipment …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Tests of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's “Ultra Thin Glass” display show durability is on par with plastic screens; Samsung to offer one-time $119 screen replacement  —  The Z Flip's display scratches as easily as plastic  —  Samsung's claim that the new Galaxy Z Flip uses “Ultra Thin Glass” …
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.
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:
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Microsoft's Office app for Android is now generally available, after releasing a public preview in November, but lacks support for tablets and Chromebooks  —  Once upon a time, you could view and edit Google Docs files from a single Drive app, but Google later split them up into multiple editing applications.

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