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April 27, 2020, 8:50 AM

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Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple pushes back production of flagship iPhones coming later this year by about a month, as the pandemic weakens demand and disrupts manufacturing  —  The phones, some with 5G connectivity, will vary in price and come in three sizes  —  Apple Inc. is pushing back the production ramp …
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Interviews and documents show Europe's GDPR rules have been stymied by a lack of enforcement, poor funding, limited staff resources, and tech companies stalling  —  Nearly two years in, there has been little enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation, once seen as ushering in a new era.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Germany says it will adopt a decentralized approach to digital contact tracing backed by Apple and Google, abandoning its home-grown alternative  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections …
Neha Alawadhi / Business Standard:
WhatsApp says there has been a 70% reduction in the number of highly forwarded messages sent after its new forwarding limit was enforced  —  Earlier this month, WhatsApp limited the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be sent further to only one chat at a time
Bloomberg:
Australia launches a contact-tracing app that records digital handshakes between smartphones via Bluetooth, sees 1.1M signups within a few hours  —  - Software records digital handshake between smartphones  — Tracking app needs to overcome privacy concerns to succeed
Financial Times:
US startups and big companies like PwC are making contact tracing apps to track staff in reopened facilities, some incorporating data from Bluetooth wearables  —  Tools could track movement of office workers to within a few centimetres  —  Companies including PwC, the global consultancy …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Profile of Ryan Petersen, CEO of freight logistics startup Flexport which raised $1.3B to date and is helping fight COVID-19 by fundraising and delivering PPE  —  He's stepped up to lead the war against COVID-19  —  “I didn't know what the term ‘freight forwarder’ meant until a year into starting the business.”

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