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March 6, 2020, 6:55 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Numerous tech companies, including Amazon, Google, and Facebook are asking Seattle-based staff to work from home because of coronavirus  —  Amazon and Facebook have shut down individual offices as well  —  Numerous tech companies have asked their Seattle-based employees to work from home …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Sources: Apple is rejecting apps related to COVID-19 that do not originate from “recognized institutions” like governments or hospitals  —  - Apple is cracking down on apps related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that aren't from recognized institutions like governments or hospitals, iPhone developers say.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
An unfixable flaw in nearly all Intel chips released in last five years allows sophisticated attackers access to mask ROM of its chipsets and microprocessors  —  Converged Security and Management Engine flaw may jeopardize Intel's root of trust.  —  Virtually all Intel chips released …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook reverses course and says it will remove 1K+ deceptive census ads being run by the Trump campaign, after initially saying they do not violate its policy  —  November's election will have an enormous impact on politics in the United States for the next four years.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Sonos says it is getting rid of its controversial recycle mode, which bricked its older devices, while continuing to offer a trade-in discount  —  Sonos has been under fire lately for the way it has handled a few decisions around its oldest products.  Last fall, the company introduced a …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter expands its rules around hateful conduct to include language that dehumanizes people on the basis of their age, disability, or disease  —  Last year, Twitter expanded its rules around hate speech to include dehumanizing speech against religious groups.
Michael H. Keller / New York Times:
Five Eyes nations release guidelines for platforms to fight child porn; US senators introduce a 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 …
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Clearview AI's facial recognition app was used by the company's investors, clients, and friends to “test” its tech for over a year prior to public scrutiny  —  Investors and clients of the facial recognition start-up freely used the app on dates and at parties — and to spy on the public.
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 …
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Investigation details Apple's struggles to create a device manufacturing supply chain in India  —  Several years ago, employees at Apple investigated whether components for the iPhone could be made in India.  The results weren't encouraging.  —  While the employees found some companies …
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 …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK's Virgin Media says a marketing database with personal details of ~900K customers, including names and addresses, had been left unsecured since last April  —  At least one person from outside Virgin Media accessed non-financial details  —  Almost a million Virgin Media customers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Arweave, which uses a blockchain to perpetually host sites and apps, raises $8.3M seed from a16z, USV, and Coinbase Ventures, four months after raising $5M  —  The Chinese government has been removing criticism of its coronavirus response from apps like Weibo, the local equivalent of Twitter.

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