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Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors…

Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden

TOP TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHY DURING COVID-19

Stay at home orders during a pandemic have forced us to rethink our eating habits and how we go about cooking nutritional foods.

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments The new feature will allow users to create and organize virtual tournaments from the comfort of their homes. Users will be able to create tourneys in a variety of formats, including round-robin or double elimination. The feature is also made for a wide range of levels from casual to high-level esports play. 'Tournaments' is currently debuting in early access. Facebook Gaming has experienced a huge growth in the last year, with streaming hours doubling due to the current pandemic.

Airbus cuts production by a third as airlines…

European plane maker Airbus says it is reducing production by about a third as demand for aircraft and travel plummets due to the coronavirus pandemic

Vitamin C Foods For Your Body

Vitamin C is touted for its health benefits, one of which is improving the immune system.

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Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker…

Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker App Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Andrew T. Chan is a lead researcher on the app, which takes seconds to complete and is being encouraged to be used daily. The physician-epidemiologist explains that the app will help determine "hot spots" or new symptoms. According to Lifehacker, COVID Symptom Tracker asks you two simple questions: 1. Have you taken a coronavirus test before? 2. Are you currently feeling healthy or experiencing symptoms? You will also provide some demographic information. Giving your name or number is optional. Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker

Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh…

Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together

COVID-19: Protecting Your Privacy_Broadcast

The rising demands of working from home during the pandemic means more time online for professional meetings and other work-related tasks. With all this virtual activity comes concern over data privacy. We examine such concerns and how to mitigate the risks. Expert opinion is offered by Dr. Reid Blackman, CEO of Virtue, a digital ethical risk consultancy. Script: THE RISING DEMANDS OF WORKING FROM HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC MEANS MORE TIME ONLINE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND OTHER WORK-RELATED TASKS. AT THE SAME TIME, GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD ARE LEVERAGING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO HELP TRACK AND CURTAIL THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. WITH ALL THIS VIRTUAL ACTIVITY, COMES THE CONCERN OVER DATA PRIVACY. [SOT: 00:31 - 00:36/REID BLACKMAN/DIGITAL ETHICAL RISK CONSULTANT] SO IT'S NOT ABOUT PEOPLE, NOT PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO SEE YOUR DATA. IT'S ABOUT YOU HAVING CONTROL OVER WHO HAS YOUR DATA, WHO SEES IT, WHAT THEY COULD DO WITH IT, WHO THEY CAN SHARE IT WITH AND SO ON. IN CHINA, FOR EXAMPLE, THE COUNTRY USED MASS SURVEILLANCE TOOLS FROM DRONES AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT CAMERAS TO MONITOR AND TRACK THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. OTHER COUNTRIES ARE USING THE COMBINATION OF LOCATION DATA AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO TRACK COVID-19 IN THEIR COUNTRIES. RESEARCH TEAMS IN EUROPE AND THE US ARE NOW ALSO SUGGESTING WAYS TO USE SUCH DIGITAL INFORMATION. WITH NO SET GLOBAL STANDARDS IN PLACE, EXPERTS WORRY ABOUT THE VIOLATION OF PEOPLE’S PRIVACY. [SOT: 9:27 REID BLACKMAN/DIGITAL ETHICAL RISK CONSULTANT] THE BIG ISSUE IS THAT INDUSTRY EXPERTS FOR LARGE CORPORATIONS WITH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF POWER WITH VERY SMART PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM CAN FIGURE OUT COUNTLESS WAYS OF LEVERAGING THAT DATA TO USE TO DRIVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE ALL IN WAYS THAT NEITHER I NOR YOU, NOR MOST PEOPLE THAT WE COULDN’T FORESEE. BACK AT HOME, FEARS ABOUT THE USE OF SMART HOME DEVICES ARE ALSO RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVACY RISK. RECENT RESEARCH REVEALED THAT AMAZON’S ALEXA HAD ACCIDENTALLY ACTIVATED AND RECORDED CONVERSATIONS FREQUENTLY. [SOT: 14:35 - 14:40/REID BLACKMAN/DIGITAL ETHICAL RISK CONSULTANT] THE COST OF HAVING TO UNPLUG YOUR ALEXA OR WHATEVER YOUR DEVICES IS VERY LOW. THE RISK, IN SOME CASES, IS VERY HIGH. AND SO YOU MAY AS WELL JUST GO AHEAD AND DO IT. AS THE DEBATE OVER DATA PRIVACY DURING A PANDEMIC LINGERS, THE PRIORITY REMAINS PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY. [SOT: 12:31 - 12:35/REID BLACKMAN/DIGITAL ETHICAL RISK CONSULTAN] COLLECT THE DATA THAT YOU NEED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. MILLIONS OF LIVES ARE POTENTIALLY AT STAKE. AT THE SAME TIME, WE SHOULD BE THINKING VERY CAREFULLY ABOUT RULES AND RESTRICTIONS ABOUT HOW TO COLLECT THE DATA.

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding…

Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Protecting Your Privacy_Digital

The rising demands of working from home during the pandemic means more time online for professional meetings and other work-related tasks. With all this virtual activity comes concern over data privacy. We examine such concerns and how to mitigate the risks. Expert opinion is offered by Dr. Reid Blackman, CEO of Virtue, a digital ethical risk consultancy.

Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small…

The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo after some of the bank’s thousands of small business customers were shut out of a program that’s supposed to throw them a financial lifeline

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How to Properly Wash Produce

Washing your fruit and vegetable before consumption has always been recommended, but now during the COVID-19 pandemic experts are urging people wash all produce purchased to reduce contamination risk.

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida…

Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus

Just Lost Your Job? Things To Do

If you've recently lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are things you can do with your time.

State Senator Seward moved from intensive care

Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost…

There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic for both national economies and small businesses

Dairy Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

Dairy Farmers in Arizona are faced with an unexpected surplus of milk after grocery stores limited purchase quantities and other dairy selling vendors closed.

Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling…

A huge bridge section has collapsed in Tuscany, the latest case of Italy’s infrastructure crumbling after years of neglect

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COVID-19: Privacy In A Pandemic_Digital

Governments the world over have enacted strict measures to try and contain the spread of COVID-19, but it has come at the cost of data privacy.

Mnuchin says direct deposits out next week for…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is telling House Democrats that direct deposits to Americans will begin next week under the coronavirus aid package