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March 21, 2020, 10:20 PM

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Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at the rise of “Zoombombing”, where trolls disrupt public Zoom conferencing calls by using the service's screen-sharing feature to share graphic content  —  As its user base rapidly expands, the videoconference app Zoom is seeing a rise in trolling and graphic content.
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches a dedicated COVID-19 website, focused on locally relevant info in the US, as well as enhanced Search results for terms related to the disease  —  After lots of complicated drama, a simple website  —  One week ago, President Donald Trump held a press conference wherein …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Snap Camera, which lets users overlay their faces with AR filters in services like Zoom, Hangouts, and Twitch, has seen 10X surge in downloads since March 1  —  Workers around the world are suddenly confined to their homes and apartments to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
In an internal doc, Apple informed authorized service providers that some iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 users may experience issues with the Personal Hotspot feature  —  In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has acknowledged …
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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
After canceling Google I/O's in-person event in early March, Google now says it will “not be holding an I/O event in any capacity this year”  —  Google earlier this month announced that it was not hosting a physical developer conference in light of coronavirus.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A day with the new MacBook Air: delightfully close to perfection and settles all the issues with keyboard, price, and performance, but its camera still stinks  —  We waited a long time for a retina MacBook Air.  When we finally got it back in November 2018, it was worth waiting for.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video say they will reduce their streaming quality in EU to reduce traffic on the network, as millions are confined at home  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union …
Xinmei Shen / Abacus:
Amid heavy censorship, Telegram became a refuge for WeChat users seeking information outside official channels at the height of the COVID-19 crisis in China  —  Telegram features like channel broadcasts and optional chat encryption have helped some people stay up to date amid heavy censorship on Tencent's WeChat

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