Google Publishes COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google publishes COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, using location data across 131 countries, Instacart will provide health and safety kits to its shoppers, and Facebook launches a standalone desktop Messenger app.

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COVID Ad Ops – DTNS 3752

Intel unveils new mobile CPU parts in response to AMD’s Ryzen 9 4000 enthusiast mobile processor announcement last month.

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Zoom Freezes Feature Development to Focus on Security and Privacy – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Zoom CEO Eric Yuan announces that it will freeze feature updates for 90 days to focus on security and privacy, Amazon begins testing employee temperatures in New York and Seattle, and YouTube is reportedly working on a TikTok competitor called Shorts.

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Skype’s The Limit – DTNS 3751

As telecommuters and families flock to Zoom for their teleconferencing needs why has Skype not seen a similar boost in use or recognition?

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T-Mobile Owns Sprint, Legere Steps Down – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The T-Mobile USA meger with Sprint is final, beware of network path links in Zoom, Pokemon Go-creator Niantic steps up its AR talents.


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This is Your Brain on Text – DTNS 3750

The Intercept reveals Zoom doesn’t use end-to-end encryption, neuro-scientists discover a way to turn brain activity into text and Fitbit announces a new activity tracker.

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Fitbit Launches Charge 4 Fitness Tracker – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Spotify Kids launches in new markets, Snapchat expands Story sharing to 3rd-party apps, Huawei misses revenue target.

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Fight For Your Rights To Privacy – DTNS 3749

As health authorities race to contact trace infected patients with people in the public many are turning to smartphones as way to speed-up the process. But are there privacy issues related to this method and how can they be mitigated?

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US CDC Reportedly Using Anonymized Location Ad Data to Track COVID-19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The Wall Street Journal reports that the US CDC, state and local governments are using anonymized location data from mobile ads to aid in pandemic response plans, UK telcos agree to remove data caps for wired broadband, and HQ Trivia returns.

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Week in Review for the Week of 3/23/2020 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Instagram released Co-Watching to let people browse their feeds together, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies by default, and Epic Games launched Epic Games Publishing.

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