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Google rolls back Chrome feature that blocks cross-site tracking

Saturday  04:00,   04 april 2020

Google is temporarily rolling back a feature it launched with Chrome 80 to make sure it doesn't break websites in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Back in February, the tech giant started enforcing a new cookie classification system that... >>>

Coronavirus cancellations and delays: Democratic convention, Wimbledon, more

Saturday  03:50,   04 april 2020

Movies, music fests, tech conferences, political rallies and sports events have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Disneyland and Disney World are closed. Movies from James Bond to Black Widow have been postponed. Big events such as SXSW,... >>>

Trump Falsely Claims He Inherited ‘Empty’ Stockpile

Saturday  03:05,   04 april 2020

More than once, President Donald Trump has falsely claimed that the federal stockpile of emergency medicine and supplies he inherited from his predecessor was an “empty shelf.” The post Trump Falsely Claims He Inherited ‘Empty’ Stockpile appeared... >>>

Don't defy coronavirus lockdown rules, or this robot will call you on it

Saturday  02:40,   04 april 2020

In Tunisia's capital, remotely controlled wheeled robots remind residents there's a lockdown in place and they need to follow it.The PGuard robots from Tunisia-based Enova Robotics come equipped with infrared and thermal-imaging cameras and... >>>

Instagram, Twitter used to organize harassment campaigns on Zoom

Saturday  02:00,   04 april 2020

Instagram says it's still in the process of pulling down accounts and hashtags used for "Zoombombing.""If you hate your teachers just tell us. We start zoom raids," the bio of one Instagram account... >>>

Apple to start taking orders for new iPhone SE as early as Friday, says report

Saturday  01:45,   04 april 2020

Apple's 2020 iPhone SE will come with up to 256GB of storage and will be made available in red, white and black, according to a report.Based on new information 9to5Mac has learned, the 2020 iPhone SE will come in three storage variants, 64GB,... >>>

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t

Saturday  00:55,   04 april 2020

New COVID-19 mobility reports show changes in traffic to stores, parks, transit stations, and moreThe reports use data from people who have opted in to storing their location history with Google to help illustrate the degree to which people are... >>>

Feds threaten to cut-off service providers allowing illegal COVID-19 related robocalls

Saturday  00:42,   04 april 2020

The FCC and FTC say 'gateway' providers must crackdown on these unwanted calls or else.The agencies said in a press release that unless the calls are stopped within the next 48 hours, they  will allow other service providers to block all... >>>

Coronavirus $1,200 stimulus check: Find out if you're eligible, how to get your payment

Saturday  00:40,   04 april 2020

The coronavirus economic relief package includes cash payments to a majority of taxpayers. Here's what you need to know.(In addition to payments of up to $1,200 for qualifying individuals, the new economic stimulus law also includes help for the >>>

Amazon Prime Day reportedly delayed due to coronavirus

Saturday  00:15,   04 april 2020

Prime members bought more than 175 million items during the shopping event last July.Prime Day is typically held in July. The 48-hour sale last year was "largest shopping event in Amazon history" and "surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber... >>>

Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

Saturday  00:15,   04 april 2020

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it's... >>>

Two children sue Google for allegedly collecting students' biometric data

Friday  23:55,   03 april 2020

The lawsuit says the search giant violated privacy laws with its educational tools.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in a federal court in San Jose, California, is seeking class-action status. The children, known only as H.K. and J.C. in the complaint,... >>>

The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed

Friday  23:55,   03 april 2020

These days, any connected device with a microphone could arguably be treated with suspicion, from smart speakers to phones to computers. Apple helped to address privacy concerns in 2018 by adding a feature that disconnects MacBook microphones when... >>>

Could wearables like Apple Watch, Fitbit fitness trackers help detect coronavirus?

Friday  23:55,   03 april 2020

While they can’t tell whether you’re infected with COVID-19, warnings, wearables are helping healthcare feed deployment decisions. Here’s how. >>>

Google's COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders

Friday  23:26,   03 april 2020

Google has unveiled the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in an effort to help public health officials understand how people are moving about in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reports show location data from folks who have agreed to... >>>