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March 23, 2020, 9:00 AM

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Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Taiwan rolls out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based …
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  —  The e-commerce giant is prioritizing household staples and other high-demand items during the coronavirus outbreak.
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
John Harris / The Guardian:
Facebook has facilitated the formation of an estimated 300 local coronavirus support groups in the UK, whose combined membership now totals 1M+ people  —  As coronavirus forces communities online, support groups are realising Facebook's promise to truly connect us  —  About 25 years ago, “face time” was a new phrase.
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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.
Gian Volpicelli / WIRED UK:
How data sources like satellite images and internet traffic are helping researchers track the impact of COVID-19 outbreaks better than official government data  —  Satellite images, internet speed and traffic information tell a whole new story about Covid-19  —  Something was wrong with Malaysia's internet.
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Nextdoor launches Help Map, a new interactive tool that lets neighbors offer help to one another with tasks like grocery shopping  —  Help shop for groceries or just check in on your at-risk neighbors  —  Nextdoor, the social networking app designed around local communities …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
IBM, Department of Energy, White House OSTP, others launch a consortium to give COVID-19 researchers access to supercomputers, 330+ petaflops of computing power  —  Following the launch of its 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge, IBM today announced that it will help coordinate an effort …

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