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March 27, 2020, 12:30 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom Arm-based processors in 2021; USB4 support will come to Macs in 2022  —  Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021 …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Zoom iOS app, like many using Facebook SDKs, sends data to FB even if there's no linked account, but Zoom's privacy policy fails to clearly mention the practice  —  As people work and socialize from home, video conferencing software Zoom has exploded in popularity.
Apple:
Apple launches an app and a website that provides information and guidance on COVID-19, in partnership with CDC, FEMA, and the Coronavirus Task Force  —  Tools Offer Up-to-Date Guidance and Information for People Across the US  —  Apple today released a new screening tool and set of resources …
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Amazon admits it unintentionally hid competitors' faster delivery options and is working on a fix, after pushing back delivery on some items to April 21  —  The company is working on a fix after Recode alerted it to the issue.  —  Amazon surprised millions of customers last weekend …
Toni Gidwani / The Keyword:
Google sent users 40K warnings about phishing or malware attempts from nation-states in 2019, a 25% drop YoY; journalist and news outlet impersonations up  —  Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and the people who use our products.
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Beijing-based big data and AI company MiningLamp, often dubbed “China's Palantir”, raises $300M Series E co-led by Temasek and Tencent  —  Beijing-based big data company MiningLamp's new funding round was led by Singapore's state investor Temasek Holdings and Chinese internet …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Munich-based DataGuard, which helps businesses comply with regional regulations like GDPR, raises $20M Series A  —  Watchdogs have started to raise the issue that new working practices and online activity necessitated by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are creating new sets of privacy, security and data protection challenges.
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Hooq, a streaming service backed by Singapore's Singtel, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros, which had raised $95M, files for liquidation  —  On-demand video streaming service Hooq said on Friday it has filed for liquidation after it failed to grow rapidly and cover its increasing operating costs.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Interviews with 12 Amazon warehouse workers: limited options from Amazon are forcing them to work in crowded warehouses with few essentials, like sanitizers  —  - A dozen Amazon workers told CNBC they're terrified to go to work during the pandemic, while others have expressed frustration …

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