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April 3, 2020, 8:55 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google uses aggregated anonymized location data from 131 countries to show which places are complying with social distancing and which aren't  —  New COVID-19 mobility reports show changes in traffic to stores, parks, transit stations, and more  —  Google is using location data gathered …
Reuters:
Researchers are using Facebook's location data to provide daily updates to US cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing amid COVID-19  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates …
Micah Lee / The Intercept:
Researchers: Zoom sometimes uses encryption keys issued by servers in China, uses a flawed encryption method, and hence is not suited to communicate secrets  —  Meetings on Zoom, the increasingly popular video conferencing service, are encrypted using an algorithm with serious …
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.
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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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Leaked memo: Apple told employees that its retail stores in the US will remain closed and work-from-home procedures will remain in place until early May  —  - Apple's top retail, human resources exec sends memo to workers  — Work from home to also remain in place in U.S. on Covid-19
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.
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:
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.

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