March 10, 2020, 7:10 AM

Top News

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation: popular analytics platform Sensor Tower has used VPN and ad-blocking apps on iOS and Android with 35M+ downloads to quietly collect data on users  —  Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors, has been secretly collecting data from millions …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a feature to allow accounts to cross-post Stories from Facebook to Instagram  —  Facebook's latest colonization of Instagram has begun.  Facebook is testing the option to cross-post Stories to Instagram, instead of just vice-versa.  Hopefully, that means the two apps …
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Amazon tells its employees in the Bay Area, New York, New Jersey, Seattle/Bellevue, and the Lombardy region/Asti province of Italy to work from home until April  —  Amazon has told employees in two major markets—New York and New Jersey—to stay home until at least the end …
Aaron Gregg / Washington Post:
Judge's legal opinion unsealed Friday sided with Amazon in lawsuit over Trump's intervention in the JEDI contract process, saying Amazon's key argument is sound  —  A legal opinion unsealed Friday indicates what the ruling may be in a high-stakes lawsuit over the Pentagon's JEDI cloud
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Sources: Sequoia is giving away $21M to Finix, a payments startup it recently funded, as it walks away from deal over alleged conflicts of interest with Stripe  —  In the world of venture capital, where trust between investors and founders is paramount to the success of both …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iOS 14 code shows Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 will include an “Infograph Pro” watch face with tachymeter, Schooltime mode for kids, sleep tracking  —  9to5Mac exclusively reported over the weekend that Apple Watch will gain the ability to detect blood oxygen saturation …
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Ari Levy / CNBC:
Nasdaq closes down 7.29% and S&P 500 down 7.6% extending last week's selloff, with Apple plunging 7.9%, Microsoft 6.8%, Facebook 6.4%, and Amazon 5.3%  —  - Apple lost $100 billion in value on Monday, while Microsoft's market cap plunged by $83.6 billion
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple now says it's OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean “nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such as the display, keyboard, or other exterior surfaces”  —  - Apple now says it's OK to use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and other disinfectants to clean your iPhone and other Apple gadgets.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Iran's official app for tracking COVID-19 infections removed from Play Store; sources: app was likely removed due to misleading claims about detecting COVID-19  —  Google removes Iran's official COVID-19 detection app from the Play Store.  —  Google has removed today an Android app …
Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Robinhood says it's investigating the cause of its third major outage in two weeks, which affected equities, crypto, and options trading until late in the day  —  Free stock trading pioneer Robinhood is experiencing another major outage, keeping clients on the sidelines of a major day for stocks.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Twitter applied its “manipulated media” label for the first time, after a clipped video of Joe Biden was tweeted by a White House official, retweeted by Trump  —  It's the first time the social network has enforced a new policy to fight doctored videos and photos
New York Times:
Misinformation about coronavirus persists on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, despite the companies' efforts to stop misleading posts by working with health orgs  —  Secret labs.  Magic cures.  Government plots.  Despite efforts by social media companies to stop it, false information …

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