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March 2, 2020, 10:35 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
COVID-19's impact on tech this week: cancelled conferences, supply chain and sales disruptions, murky business outlook for online travel firms, and rise of Zoom  —  Companies are telling investors that sales are slumping because of the outbreak, conferences are being canceled, and workers are being instructed not to travel.
Frank McShan / MacRumors:
Kuo: iPhone production will not significantly improve before Q2, as suppliers like lens manufacturer Genius Electronic Optical struggle to keep up amid COVID-19  —  Apple's iPhone production will not significantly improve until the second quarter of 2020, according to a research note …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Rajeev Suri to step down as Nokia CEO after over half a decade; Pekka Lundmark, outgoing President and CEO of energy firm Fortum appointed as President and CEO  —  Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than 10 years.
New York Times:
A look at China's new system using color-coded QR codes to dictate people's movements and quarantines, that may be a template for social control beyond COVID-19  —  A new system uses software to dictate quarantines — and appears to send personal data to police, in a troubling precedent for automated social control.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Verge survey of 1,123 US adults: 72% said Facebook has too much power; 51% said Google and YouTube should be split up into separate companies  —  Ahead of the election year, we polled Americans about which big tech companies they trust with their personal information — and which ones should be broken up
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher demos multiple ways of how to take over and repurpose allegedly state sponsored Mac malware  —  Former NSA hacker repackages in-the-wild Mac malware for his own use.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Malware developers are always trying to outdo each other with creations that are stealthier and more advanced than their competitors'.
Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
Indie game developers and publishers say Stadia's library is sparse because Google wasn't offering devs enough money and may abandon the platform in the future  —  - Last November, Google finally launched a major gaming platform that was in development for years: Google Stadia.

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