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April 14, 2020, 9:30 AM

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TechCrunch:
Apple and Google reps confirm contact tracing update will be for devices with iOS 13 or Android 6+ via Google Play, say only health authorities can access API  —  Last week, Apple and Google announced a partnership that will soon let users opt-in to a decentralized tracing tool …
Ross Anderson / Light Blue Touchpaper:
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Ina Fried / Axios:
Sources: Google has made significant progress toward developing its own processor that will power Pixel smartphones as soon as next year and future Chromebooks  —  Google has made significant progress toward developing its own processor to power future versions of its Pixel smartphone as soon as next year …
Jay Greene / Washington Post:
Amazon fires two tech workers who'd been warned for publicly criticizing its warehouse workplace conditions and were outspoken critics of its climate stance  —  The workers had been outspoken critics of the e-commerce giant's climate policies and were previously warned about making public comments about its business
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Credentials for 500,000+ Zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums for less than a penny each, and in some cases, given away for free  —  Over 500 hundred thousand Zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums for less than a penny each, and in some cases, given away for free.
Bloomberg:
Apple's iPhone shipments in China jumped 19% YoY in March to 2.5M units, while overall smartphone sales, including Android devices, fell ~22% to 21M shipments  —  - China's phone market continued decline, official data show  — Foxconn production back to normal levels in late March
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Starting April 18, Zoom will allow paying customers to opt in or out of specific data center regions after some calls were inadvertently routed through China  —  Free users can't change their region, but data won't be routed through China  —  Zoom will let paying customers pick …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
ESRB, the organization that rates the content of video games, announces a new label for games that offer in-game purchases of loot boxes or other similar items  —  It's an additional descriptor to the ‘In-Game Purchases’ label introduced in 2018  —  The Entertainment Software Rating Board …
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
Bloomberg:
Apple responds to Dem senators' letter regarding the privacy of its COVID-19 tools, saying the tools are not subject to HIPAA rules but don't collect user data  —  Apple Inc. responded to Democratic Senators who sent a letter to Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook with questions related …
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to unravel Airbnb's business, some question whether CEO Brian Chesky can shift focus from new pursuits to preserving cash  —  The founder of the travel rental site has spent more than a decade building the company into one of the world's most influential startups.

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