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March 5, 2020, 2:25 PM

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft encourages Seattle area and Bay Area employees to work from home if possible through March 25 and asks sick employees to stay home  —  - People who can work from home in the two affected areas should do that, Microsoft said.  — Microsoft said non-essential business travel …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
DuckDuckGo makes Tracker Radar, a tool detailing 5,326 domains used by 1,727 companies and organizations that track users online, publicly available  —  DuckDuckGo, the maker of search engine and browser technology that doesn't track you online, is sharing data it's collected about online trackers …
Dave Gershgorn / OneZero :
Emails show Wolfcom, a major body cam provider in the US, is testing integrating live facial recognition on its Halo camera with at least one police department  —  Police cam manufacturer Wolfcom has contracts with 1,500 organizations  —  olfcom, a company that makes technology for police …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Former Uber self-driving unit head Anthony Levandowski, a key figure in the Uber-Waymo trade secrets trial, ordered to pay $179M to Google over contract breach  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former head of Uber Technologies Inc's self-driving technology unit must pay $179 million to Google …
Michael H. Keller / New York Times:
Five Eyes nations release guidelines for platforms to fight child porn; two US senators float bill to remove Section 230 for failure to police such content  —  Legislation announced on Thursday aimed at curbing the spread of online child sexual abuse imagery would take the extraordinary step …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google starts rolling out 4K gaming for Stadia on the web for Stadia Pro subscribers; until now 4K gameplay was limited to Chromecast Ultra and TVs  —  Google last month started fulfilling its Q1 2020 roadmap by rolling out its streaming service to Samsung, Asus, and Razer phones.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Jack Dorsey says he is reevaluating plans to spend part of the year in Africa amid the coronavirus outbreak and “everything else going on”  —  The Twitter CEO is facing down an adversarial investor who wants him gone  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reevaluating his plans …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google says it will switch to mobile-first indexing for all sites from September and 70% of sites shown in its search results have already shifted over  —  Google has said currently 70% of sites shown in search have already been switched over.  —  Google has announced that by September 2020 …
Charles Levinson / Protocol:
Sources: federal agencies like CBP and ICE are using Locate X, a tool by a company called Babel Street that tracks phones using data from popular apps  —  Federal agencies have big contracts with Virginia-based Babel Street.  Depending on where you've traveled, your movements may be in the company's data.
Amy Castor / Decrypt:
UK's FCA warns UK citizens against offers from crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX, saying it lacks authorization to market financial products in the country  —  The Financial Conduct Authority cautions UK citizens to avoid the bitcoin derivatives platform.  Bitmex is promoting its services without authorization, it says.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Budgeting software platform Airbase adds a $23.5M extension led by Bain Capital Ventures to its $7M Series A  —  This morning Airbase, a startup that sells spend and budgeting software for companies, announced a $23.5 million extension to its Series A. TechCrunch covered the company's …
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Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon nixed proposals that indicated the environmental impact of shipping choices, including a “Green” delivery option, to avoid alienating shoppers  —  A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc.'s quick delivery team debated doing something radical for the e-commerce giant: asking shoppers to consider the environment.

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