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March 23, 2020, 3:20 PM

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New York Times:
Civil liberties experts argue that governments turning to electronic surveillance to track COVID-19 opens the door to future abuses, as happened after 9/11  —  Tracking entire populations to combat the pandemic now could open the doors to more invasive forms of government snooping later.
Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
As Amazon prioritizes household staples and other high-demand items, some non-essential items are now showing April 21 delivery dates even with Amazon Prime  —  An Amazon delivery man in Paris, France, on March 19, 2020.  Getty Images  —  The e-commerce giant is prioritizing household staples …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple is planning a high-end 6.7-inch iPhone in 2020 with sensor-shift image stabilization, expanding to two or three new iPhone models in 2021  —  Apple is rumored to be planning a high-end 6.7-inch iPhone model for release in 2020, and multiple reports have indicated that the device …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
Ban on targeted behavioral advertising may be the single best way to fix the internet, from protecting privacy and sanitizing social media, to saving journalism  —  From protecting privacy to saving the free press, it may be the single best way to fix the internet.
Stan Chudnovsky / Messenger News:
Facebook launches a program to partner with developers to use Messenger to support government health agencies with timely and reliable info about coronavirus  —  Today, we're announcing two initiatives to support government health organizations in combating the coronavirus pandemic.

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