Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19 aid and inequality

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Criticism that smaller and minority-owned businesses didn't get their fair share from the first round of Paycheck Protection Program money. Wireless and internet carriers are extending grace periods. Apple and Google are set to release their joint contact tracing tool.

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Apple, Google plan to release contact-tracing tool this week

Apr 28, 2020
But what assurances are there that the data is private?
The Australian government's contact tracing app, COVIDSafe. Apple and Google worked together on their own tech-based solution.
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Minority-owned businesses struggle to access emergency loans

Apr 28, 2020
Many of their lenders were excluded from the Paycheck Protection Program.
There's criticism that smaller and minority-owned businesses didn't get their fair share from the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program funding.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director

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