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April 3, 2020, 1:40 AM

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Eric S. Yuan / Zoom Blog:
Zoom apologizes for security failures, says it has 200M+ DAUs vs. 10M in Dec., and plans to freeze development of new features to focus on security and privacy  —  Whether you are a global corporation that needs to maintain business continuity, a local government agency working to keep …
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Zoom has issued a patch for a vulnerability in its Windows client that let attackers steal Windows login credentials from malicious chat links  —  Update: After this story and others went live April 1, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan addressed Zoom security and other issues in a blog post.
New York Times:
Zoom says it's now disabled a feature that let users covertly access data from some people's LinkedIn profiles, even when they were in the meeting anonymously  —  After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Source: Apple's new entry level iPhone will be called iPhone SE, available in white, black, and red, with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage options  —  9to5Mac has learned new information about Apple's long-rumored, entry-level iPhone model, including the marketing name, product colors …
Paul Blest / VICE:
Leaked notes from an internal meeting attended by Jeff Bezos reveal Amazon execs discussed a plan to smear fired warehouse employee Christian Smalls  —  Leaked notes from an internal meeting of Amazon leadership obtained by VICE News reveal company executives discussed a plan …
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Pururaj Dutta / Appleosophy:
Apple references its rumored AirTags item tracking tags in a video uploaded to its Apple Support channel on YouTube  —  Apple just uploaded a video on their Apple Support YouTube channel titled “How to erase your iPhone”.  This tutorial tells us about the process of erasing an iPhone …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A deep dive into the deal between Apple and Amazon that lets the retail giant process some payments in Prime Video app, and the motivations of both companies  —  Benjamin Mayo, writing for 9to5Mac yesterday: … I've been digging into this since the news broke, and I think it's even more significant than Mayo suggests.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
Amazon reveals plan for interactive games on Twitch, arriving over summer; sources say Amazon is working on a cloud gaming platform codenamed Project Tempo  —  The internet giant is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort, with its first original game, Crucible, to be released next month.
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
Facebook launches a standalone Messenger app for MacOS and Windows with unlimited, free group video calls, support for Dark Mode, and more  —  The Facebook Messenger app is available for MacOS and Windows  —  Today, Facebook is bringing its Messenger app to desktop.
Dan Primack / Axios:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says VC-backed startups will become eligible for $350B in small business loans guaranteed via the CARES Act  —  Venture capital-backed startups will become eligible for $350 billion in small business loans guaranteed by the federal government …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel announces its first 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end gaming laptops, with clock speeds that can boost past 5.0GHz  —  Intel's best laptop chips get better  —  Intel is announcing the next wave of its Core processors, and it's finally bringing out the big guns …

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