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March 8, 2020, 7:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
In an internal memo, Tim Cook outlines measures Apple is implementing in response to COVID-19, says office employees in all affected regions can work remotely  —  - Apple CEO outlines work from home, other steps in new memo  — ‘This is a challenging moment’, Apple CEO tells employees
Jon Schuppe / NBC News:
Investigation details how a man became a burglary suspect when police used a “geofence warrant” to gather Google location data from devices near a crime scene  —  “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime," the man said.
Maria Farrell / The Conversationalist:
When former tech execs reinvent themselves as experts on taming Big Tech, they seize attention and resources, which undermines the work of independent activists  —  The tech executive turned data justice warrior is celebrated as a truth-telling hero, but there's something a bit too smooth about this narrative arc.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Profile of Kang-Xing Jin, Facebook's head of health who is leading the efforts to stop the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 on the site  —  As the company works to contain coronavirus misinformation, Facebook's head of health steps into the spotlight.
Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
A look at the state of telecommuting as ICANN holds its four-day Public Meeting, with ~3,000 people from 150 countries, remotely for the first time  —  On Thursday morning, as the number of new coronavirus cases in California climbed, crates of telecommunications equipment …
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Austin cancels SXSW, scheduled for March 13-22, due to concerns over COVID-19  —  - SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.  — The conference had been scheduled to take place between March 13 and 22.

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