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April 3, 2020, 1:40 PM

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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 …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, who says the company will “probably” suspend all tracking on Zoom's sites and consider open-sourcing its code in the future  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan's kids finally care about what he does for a living.
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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
Joseph Cox / VICE:
In a court filing, CEO of NSO Group says Facebook representatives approached NSO in 2017 to buy parts of Pegasus to monitor phones of users who installed Onavo  —  Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
The new iPad Pro gets a privacy feature, first introduced on 2018 MacBooks, that disconnects hardware microphones when an attached MFi compliant case is closed  —  Recent Apple MacBooks have included an aggressive security feature that disconnects hardware microphones when the lid is physically closed.
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.

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