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March 27, 2020, 2:05 PM

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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 …
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 …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Slack CEO says the company is working on Microsoft Teams integrations for calling features  —  - It's not clear when the integration will come out.  — Slack already has integrations with Microsoft products like OneDrive and Outlook.  —  Slack, the team collaboration tool …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Ina Fried / Axios:
Google to donate $800M+ to fight COVID-19, including $250M in ad grants to WHO, $340M Google Ads credits for SMBs, $200M fund to improve SMBs' access to capital  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Friday his company is donating more than $800 million in cash and advertising to help stem …
TechCrunch:
Yelp pauses automatically creating fundraising campaigns with profiles of local businesses after outcry that there is no easy way for businesses to opt out  —  A fundraising program that Yelp and GoFundMe put in place this week to help local businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic …
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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
An international group of ~400 cybersecurity experts from over 40 countries have come together to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity formed on Wednesday to fight hacking related to the novel coronavirus.
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 …
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.
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 …
DL Cade / PetaPixel:
Sony to spin off its consumer electronics, imaging, and mobile businesses into new intermediate holding company Sony Electronics Corporation on April 1  —  Early this morning, Sony announced that it would be spinning off its entire “Electronics Products & Solutions” (EP&S) segment …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Kaspersky says Google's TAG links DarkHotel, a S. Korean hacking group with gov ties, to attacks on N. Koreans; 0-day exploits demonstrate rare sophistication  —  South Korea is a prime suspect for exploiting the secret software vulnerabilities in a sophisticated espionage campaign.
Toni Gidwani / The Keyword:
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.
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.

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