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Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymizing Them

The nation’s largest financial data broker, Yodlee, holds extensive and supposedly anonymized banking and credit card transaction histories on millions of Americans. Internal documents obtained by Motherboard, however, appear to indicate that Yodlee clients could potentially de-anonymize those records by simply…Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Science, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Banking, Data, Cybersecurity, Motherboard, Yodlee, Pseudoanonymized


Coronavirus: two Japanese passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Fatalities from cruise ship are believed to be a man and a woman in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 4.00am GMT South Korea has recorded 31 news cases today, taking its total to 82.The country’s disease control centre said 30 of the new cases were in the city of Daegu and surrounding Gyeongbuk province south of Seoul. 3.32am GMT The two Diamond Princess passengers who died on Thursday were both Japanese, NHK reported - an 87-year-old man an...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Seoul, Daegu, NHK, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongbuk


Coronavirus: two passengers from Diamond Princess have died, reports say – latest news

Japanese broadcaster says fatalities from the cruise ship are two passengers in their 80s, as infections in China drop. Follow the latests news and live updates 3.21am GMT Over the past few days there has been increasing criticism of the Japanese authorities’ handling of the infection on the cruise line, as infections continued to mount, despite infection control measures being in place. Japan’s health minister, Katsunobu Kato, on Thursday defended Japan’s response to the outbreak in parliam...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Katsunobu Kato, NHK, Kyodo, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Conservation: Calls to protect species across borders

Measures to protect the jaguar and Asian elephant are being proposed at an international summit.
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The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients never show symptoms.

On the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, more than half of the 621 coronavirus patients showed no symptoms.
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The biggest breakdown yet of novel coronavirus cases suggests that 80% are mild. Some patients don't show symptoms at all.

On the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, more than half of the 621 coronavirus patients showed no symptoms.
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Julian Assange Says Trump Offered Him a Pardon to Deny Russia Hacked Democrats in 2016

Lawyers for beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim that Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he’d claim the 2016 hacks of Democratic Party email systems had nothing to do with Russia, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Guardian, Espionage, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Guccifer 20, Julian Assange Says Trump


'Bali's been through a lot': holiday island's tourism industry hit by coronavirus fears

Hotel bookings plummet by 40,000 in recent weeks as ban on incoming flights from China bites local businessesThe idyllic holiday island of Bali has been hit by the ripple effect of the coronavirus crisis, with tourism plummeting and suggestions it “does not have the capacity” to treat patients if they become sick.Indonesia, the largest country in south-east Asia, claims to have no cases of coronavirus, but according to the Bali’s tourism board, there have been around 40,000 cancellations of hote...
Tags: Asia, Science, Bali, Indonesia, China, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Antara, Coronavirus outbreak


We combed through dozens of new studies on the coronavirus. The research suggests 80% of cases are mild, but the epidemic could 'rebound.'

Here's what scientists have learned about the new coronavirus, how it affects patients, and what might happen next.
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Flywheel Bikes No Longer Work, So You Get a Free Peloton Instead

Peloton accused rival stationary bike company Flywheel of stealing its ideas back in 2018, and now the two companies have settled. Flywheel is ending its at-home classes—both live-streamed and on-demand—in March, The Verge reported, which means Flywheel bike owners won’t have anything to watch on their giant screens.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Courts, Exercise, Flywheel, Peloton


The Jim Henson Company Is Making an 'Office Meets Harry Potter' Fantasy Comedy With Christoph Waltz

A rudderless young man begins to suspect something’s a little off about the London firm where he’s just landed an entry-level gig—and he’s not wrong. For instance: one of the middle managers is secretly a shape-shifting goblin. That’s the set-up for The Portable Door, a book series set to become a movie with some very…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Office, Guy Pearce, Christoph Waltz, Jim Henson Company, Tom Holt, The Portable Door


Here's What Dave Filoni Had to Say About Ahsoka Tano's Voice in The Rise of Skywalker

Just because Rey heard Ahsoka Tano’s voice mixed in with a bunch of dead Jedi in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it doesn’t necessarily mean she’s dead. That’s the implication the character’s co-creator Dave Filoni gave io9 when we spoke to him this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Skywalker, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Whiteout conditions spark deadly 200-vehicle pileup in Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured dozens of others on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada on Wednesday. According to the CETAM ambulance service, about 100 people were taken to three local hospitals, CNN reported.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel said at a news conference.Bonnardel also later added that the area o...
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200-vehicle pileup kills 2, injures nearly 70 amid whiteout conditions in Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured nearly 70 on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada on Wednesday.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel said at a news conference."The pileup was likely the result of a snow squall that moved through between 7 and 9 am this morning. Similar to a squall line in the summertime, winds can pi...
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200-vehicle pileup kills 2, injuries nearly 70 in snowy Montreal

A pileup involving roughly 200 vehicles killed two people and injured nearly 70 on a highway on Autoroute 15 in La Prairie, Québec, Canada.Sudden whiteout conditions with blowing snow severely limited visibility in the area likely caused the major chain reaction, according to Quebec's Transport Minister François Bonnardel.Images and videos of the crash shared on social media show a school minibus, a tanker truck with a flammable materials sign as well as other vehicles were involved in the d...
Tags: Science, Montreal, Accuweather, CBC Montreal, DirecTV Frontier, La Prairie Québec Canada, Quebec s Transport, François Bonnardel Images, La Prairie Que Provincial


This App Tells You When Nearby Smart Devices Are Snooping on You

The devices we use every day are increasingly voice-controlled or internet-connected, even if they probably shouldn’t be. If you’re also one of those folks that’s morbidly curious about which of these devices are hiding behind bullshit privacy policies to collect reams of data on you, there’s now a handy app for that.Read more...
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Women who take a common antibiotic during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with heart or genital birth defects, study says

The research including over 200,000 children implicates macrolides, which are often used as alternatives for people with penicillin allergies.
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Pilots aboard Hurricane Hunter plane chasing a winter storm experience strange phenomenon

An experienced hurricane hunting crew chasing a winter storm came across a far different discovery this past weekend. In what is know as St. Elmo's fire, footage of the forking electric discharge was captured on Saturday by pilots as the spectacle flashed throughout the cockpit.The video, captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), was taken as pilots flew across the Atlantic Ocean amid thunderstorms. NOAA deployed the hunters to s...
Tags: Science, Greece, Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom, Noaa, Charles Darwin, The Washington Post, Accuweather, North Atlantic, Darwin, Dennis, Atlantic Ocean, Julius Caesar, St Elmo, St Erasmus


New Phone, Who This? It's Mike Bloomberg

Welcome to Michael Bloomberg’s campaign, where we all live now. Also, I’m here as a friend to tell you that The Fight for Equal Rights Has Been One of the Great Fights of Mike’s Life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Mike, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomodo, From Me To You, How Is This Legal


House Lawmaker Asks Amazon to Turn Over Ring's Police Requests

A House subcommittee that oversees consumer protection and information security in the private sector is pursuing a deeper understanding of how Ring’s partnerships with local and state law enforcement agencies mesh with the constitutional protections that are afforded Americans against unbridled government…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, House, Ring, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Surveillance Tech


Researchers See Eagle Torturing Bat by Repeatedly Dropping It in the Ocean

White-bellied sea eagles are majestic, keen-eyed predators that soar effortlessly above coastal forests and marshes. They can also be colossal jerks. These eagles were recently spotted tormenting an innocent fruit bat, repeatedly carrying it out to sea and dropping it into the waves.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Ocean, Animal Behavior, Bats, Birdmodo


Scientists Create Atomic-Level Image of the New Coronavirus's Potential Achilles Heel

Scientists studying the new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of people in China have published an atomic-resolution image of the protein that the virus uses to gain access to cells. This feat, which was accomplished using a Nobel Prize-winning method, could aid in the development of treatments or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Epidemiology, Cryo EM, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Norway Becomes a Hub for Time-Displaced Refugees in HBO's Beforeigners Trailer

Science fiction and fantasy are often used as mirrors to reflect our own modern societal problems, one of the biggest being the ongoing refugee crisis. Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row explores the theme using fairies and mythical creatures. District 9 was about aliens who’d found themselves stuck on Earth. Now, HBO has…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Norway, Refugee, Beforeigners


Alamo Drafthouse Just Launched a Subscription Service and Please, Take My Money

My committed film enthusiasts: I have some incredible news to share. The long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse subscription service for all-you-can watch movies has arrived—and if you’re a frequent moviegoer (and can restrain yourself from going nuts on pricey snacks), it could save you a good chunk of change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Subscriptions, Moviepass, Alamo Drafthouse


24 Hours With the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Has Me Convinced of a Folding Future

Samsung’s newest flagship, the $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip, might actually be the first foldable phone worth buying. The company gave me a Flip to use for 24 hours, which isn’t long enough to fully review the device, but I used the Flip as my main phone for a full day to see how it stands up to my daily life.Read more...
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20 Million Americans Have Crowdfunded to Pay for Medical Bills, Most Fail

Around 20 million Americans have tried to raise money through crowdfunding websites to pay off their or someone else’s medical bills, a new survey out Wednesday estimates. Meanwhile, one in five Americans has donated to these campaigns at least once, a third of the time to complete strangers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Healthcare, Medicare For All


The Next Planet of the Apes Movie Will Continue 'Caesar’s Legacy'

We learned late last year that the Planet of the Apes franchise would not end with 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes, something that had actually been rumored since shortly after that acclaimed film’s release. And now, we know that the new Apes film won’t be another reboot, but rather a continuation of the saga.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Planet Of The Apes, Nostalgia, Caesar, Wes Ball, War For The Planet Of The Apes


Scientists create atomic-scale map of coronavirus’ deadly weapon, pointing out a path to fighting it

Biochemists have created the first 3-D, atomic-scale map of key proteins in the killer coronavirus, opening up new possibilities for developing treatments and a vaccine. Researchers at the University of Washington and its Institute for Protein Design are among the sleuths who'll be taking advantage of the new clues. The map shows the 3-D arrangement of proteins in the molecular "spike" that the virus known as COVID-19 uses to force its way into the cells that it infects. Once the virus gains...
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Two giant icebergs broke off Antarctica. Here's what that means for the continent's health.

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is one of the most closely watched pieces of ice on Earth. And scientists are warning about signs of climate change.
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Hasbro Is Bringing Back Tiger Electronics' Handheld LCD Games

Toy Fair 2020 is just a couple of days away and soon the internet will be abuzz with all the new toys arriving this year, but all the old toys as well. Continuing a trend seen at the show for the past couple of years, Hasbro today revealed it’s bringing back Tiger Electronics’ handheld video games in four new…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Video Games, Tech, Hasbro, Consumer Tech, Toy Fair, Handhelds, Tiger Electronics, Toy Fair 2020



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