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March 9, 2020, 12:05 PM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
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
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon says it will start selling its cashier-less store tech used in Amazon Go, dubbed Just Walk Out, to other companies  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday is set to announce a new business line selling the technology behind its cashier-less convenience stores to other retailers, the company told Reuters.
Maggie Fitzgerald / CNBC:
Robinhood says it's investigating the cause of its third major outage in two weeks, affecting equities, crypto, and options trading, amid COVID-19 uncertainty  —  Free stock trading pioneer Robinhood is experiencing another major outage, keeping clients on the sidelines of a major day for stocks.
Josh Taylor / The Guardian:
Australia's information commissioner sues Facebook for allegedly breaching the privacy of over 300,000 Australians caught up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  Facebook alleged to have committed serious breaches with data collected by This is Your Digital Life app used by Cambridge Analytica for political profiling
Brenda Goh / Reuters:
Chinese government data shows Apple sold under 500,000 iPhones in February as coronavirus outbreak halves demand; total smartphone shipments dropped 54.7% YoY  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple (AAPL.O) sold fewer than half a million smartphones in China in February, government data showed on Monday …
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 …
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
Argent, a cryptocurrency wallet for controlling digital assets and identity, raises $12M Series A led by Paradigm, a Sequoia Capital-backed fund  —  London-based Argent, a smart wallet for controlling digital assets and identity, has raised a $12 million Series A led by Paradigm …
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
DoNotPay launches a free Chrome extension that uses cookies to let users share accounts for services like Netflix without revealing passwords  —  DoNotPay is a startup that seems to delight in corporate trolling.  Among its patchwork of services are a virtual credit card …
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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

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