The Trusted-Source Edition Saturday, March 28, 2020

Apple Releases Free COVID-19 App And Website, by John Voorhees, MacStories

Apple has launched a new app developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency called Apple COVID-19.


In addition to a coronavirus screening questionnaire, the app and website include other resources from trusted information sources.

Apple Announces Free Virtual Coaching Sessions And Training Library To Ease Transition To Distance Learning, by Bradley Chambers, 9to5Mac

As schools across the world adjust to distance learning, Apple has announced some new tools that aim to ease the transition to distance learning. Apple is announcing a free 30-minute one-on-one virtual coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists and a new Apple Education remote learning video series.

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data To Facebook, by Joseph Cox, Motherboard

“Zoom takes its users’ privacy extremely seriously. We originally implemented the ‘Login with Facebook’ feature using the Facebook SDK in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform. However, we were recently made aware that the Facebook SDK was collecting unnecessary device data," Zoom told Motherboard in a statement on Friday.


I Don’t Care What Google Or Apple Or Whomever Did, by Adrian Roselli

Apple and Google get it wrong just as often as the rest of us. Their tendril-like presence in our everyday lives does not make them any better, and their people no worse.


What The Right To Repair Movement Gets Wrong, by G. Pascal Zachary, IEEE Spectrum

Rather than burden individuals with enhanced rights and duties for repair and maintenance of our devices, let’s demand that makers of digitally-controlled stuff make repairs at fair prices, quickly and reliably. Or maybe we go further and demand that these companies repair and maintain their products at a slight loss, or even a large loss, in order to incentivize them to design and build high-quality stuff in the first place; stuff that requires less maintenance and fewer repairs.

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