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April 2, 2021, 12:10 AM

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft says a DNS outage causing issues with services like Teams, Azure, and Office 365 is mostly over, cites spike in DNS traffic as preliminary root cause  —  If a Bing goes down and no one is around, did it even happen?  —  What you need to know  — Several Microsoft services …
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SCOTUS sides with Facebook, ruling that its text alerts on suspicious logins do not qualify as robocalls, in what experts say is a major win for telemarketers  —  - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Facebook in a case about robocalls on Thursday.  — The court ruled that Facebook's text alerts …
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Developers say the App Store has started rejecting updates for apps using third-party SDKs that collect data which can be used for device fingerprinting  —  Apple is rejecting updates to apps that conflict with its new privacy policies in iOS 14, signaling that it is now getting serious about privacy enforcement.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
James Stables / Wareable:
Casio launches its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS, available in May for $700  —  Big focus on sports tracking and 200m water resistance  —  Casio has launched its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS - the G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 - aimed at sports and outdoors fanatics.
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Q&A with “Real Facebook Oversight Board” members Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat on tech criticism, the role of Facebook's Oversight Board, and more  —  The two join Big Technology to discuss tech criticism, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook can begin to right its wrongs
Reuters:
Sources: Myanmar's military has ordered ISPs to shut down mobile internet services until further notice  —  (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers have ordered internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband services until further notice, several telecoms sources said on Thursday.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Compass, which runs an online marketplace for buying, selling, and renting real estate, closes up ~12% in its trading debut, after raising $450M in an IPO  —  While several tech companies are opting to delay their IPOs in the face of less-than-enthusiastic market demand for their shares …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it expects some employees to start coming back to the office as early as this summer and most of its staff to be back at the office this fall  —  - Amazon said it expects some employees to begin transitioning away from remote work this summer, with most of its staff back at the office by the fall.
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Biden announces $2T American Jobs Plan focused on improving US infrastructure, with $100B allocated for high-speed broadband access over eight years  —  It sets aside $100 billion for the effort  —  President Biden plans to announce a sweeping infrastructure plan Wednesday that includes $100 billion …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Dish complains to FCC that T-Mobile, its partner for wireless services, plans to shut down the CDMA network used by millions of Dish's Boost Mobile users  —  Dish Network sent a letter to the FCC on Thursday, complaining that T-Mobile — its partner for wireless services …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
The Pentagon says Microsoft will build 120K custom HoloLens headsets for the US Army; Microsoft says the contract could be worth up to $21.88B over 10 years  —  - Microsoft will deliver to the U.S. Army more than 120,000 devices based on its HoloLens augmented reality headset.

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