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This Proposed Bill Would Protect Health Data Shared on Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Apps

On Thursday, Democrats from both houses of Congress introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act, legislation that aims to safeguard the kind of health data consumers can share with contact-tracing apps and, hopefully, satisfy privacy concerns that would make many Americans hesitant to download them in the first…
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Congress, Privacy And Security, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Contact Tracing


Coronavirus live news: Trump says he could cut China ties as Mexico reports record new infections

36m Americans unemployed; Brazil cases hit 200,000; EU insists vaccine must be available to all countries. Follow the latest updatesTrump suggests he could ‘cut off whole relationship’ with ChinaMexico sees biggest one-day increase in casesDonald Trump goes maskless to tour medical equipment facilityAustralia coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 3.23am BST A conservative majority on the Wisconsin supreme court struck down a stay-at-home order from the state’s Democratic ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Australia, Mexico, China, Africa, Americas, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: Trump says he could cut China ties as global deaths pass 300,000

36m Americans unemployed; Brazil cases hit 200,000; EU insists vaccine must be available to all countries. Follow the latest updatesTrump suggests he could ‘cut off whole relationship’ with ChinaLeaders urge free vaccines as France allows staycationsDonald Trump goes maskless to tour medical equipment facilityAustralia coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.21am BST Another case of coronavirus has been detected in Cyprus’ sovereign British base areas, it was announced on...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, China, Africa, Americas, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, Cyprus, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Tesla Factory Inspected by Police While It's Supposed to Be Shut Down, Elon Not Arrested

The Fremont Police Department this week conducted an inspection of Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory to assess the facility’s safety measures and its degree of operation, a police spokesperson said, the latest development in the county’s standoff with CEO Elon Musk over the latter’s very dramatic, incredibly stupid…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Labor, Tesla, Fremont California, Fremont Police Department, Tesla Factory, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Senate Votes to Reauthorize FBI Surveillance Powers, With a Few Worthwhile Tweaks

In an 80-16 vote on Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to restore controversial surveillance tools used by the FBI in terrorism and espionage investigations. But the bill has at least one more hurdle to jump thanks to a series of changes implemented yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Surveillance, Fbi, Fisa, U S Senate, Michael Flynn


Scientists give blind people ‘sight’ by drawing shapes directly on their brains

A team of researchers from UCLA and Baylor have developed a method for drawing symbols – including letter and shapes – directly on the human brain using electrical stimulation. The result allows individuals who’ve entirely lost their sense of vision to perceive the shapes as “sights.” The new process bypasses the human eye and the optic nerve and uses electricity to stimulate implanted electrodes at the visual cortex, located in the back of the brain. It works through dynamic stimulation, meanin...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Baylor, Ucla


The Guns Have Continued to Flow in States Where Gun Stores Were Supposed to Shut Down

Wow, shocker: Gun stores in at least five states where firearm dealers were supposed to shutter in April due to the coronavirus pandemic have refused to do so and likely made tens of thousands of sales, according to a report in USA Today in collaboration with the Trace.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Guns, Usa Today, Firearms, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


A Furiosa Prequel Will Be George Miller's Next Mad Max Movie

The rumors are true. George Miller is working on a Furiosa movie as his next film in the Mad Max franchise. Only, it won’t be Charlize Theron playing the character. Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Furiosa, Mad Max Fury Road, George Miller, Charlize Theron


You Need to Update Adobe Acrobat for macOS Right Now

If you use Adobe Acrobat DC and you’re on a Mac, you should update your software right now, because Adobe just pushed out a patch that fixes three critical vulnerabilities. Read more...
Tags: Security, Updates, Science, Consumer Tech, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat DC, Update Adobe Acrobat Now


An Imaginary Friend Sparks Very Real Horrors in the Creepy Z

Kids dream up imaginary friends all the time. But when a kid who happens to be a character in a scary movie suddenly announces an invisible new playmate, it’s never something to be treated lightly—a lesson that the family in Z, Shudder’s latest original, learns the hard way. Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Z, Streaming, Imaginary Friends, Keegan Connor Tracy, Shudder, Colin Minihan, Brandon Christensen, Sean Rogerson, Jett Klyne


Dead Drop: The Human Is an Animal That Schemes

Why do Americans apply the word “murder” to “murder hornets”? This is a question that The New Yorker asked on Wednesday. “A murder requires premeditation. We don’t speak of bears or tigers murdering people,” the author explained while laying out their thought process. They suspect that the monicker is a mangled…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Rembrandt, Hot Dogs, Pandas, UFOs, Coronavirus, Covid 19


HBO Beats Netflix to Officially Rolling Out One of the Most Coveted Features in Streaming

As many of us are sheltering in place or social distancing right now, our ways of connecting with friends and family have been severely limited. One way we’re still able to connect with others, regardless of their physical distance from us, is watching a movie together on the same streaming service. But if you’ve…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Scener, HBO Beats Netflix


The USPS Is Reviewing Its Amazon Package Delivery Fees Because of Trump

Almost a month after President Donald Trump threatened to block a $10 billion emergency loan to the U.S. Postal Service unless it raised shipping prices on companies like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx, the USPS has decided to review its package delivery contracts, according to anonymous sources who spoke with the Washington…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Washington, Usps, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Postal Service, Amazon UPS, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


Anti-Encryption Senator Quits Intelligence Committee Chair Amid Escalating FBI Probe

One of Richard Burr’s chief responsibilities in the Senate was to provide oversight of the FBI’s intelligence operations. But he often served instead as an advocate in its never-ending quest for greater authority. In many ways, he worked to undermine the importance of the Fourth Amendment, offering up Americans’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fbi, Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, Coronavirus, Suspicious Activities


Tesla said to be readying new long-lasting, low-cost batteries to put EVs at price parity with gas cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced in battery technology it has developed that can produce power sources for its EVs which last for “millions of miles” and can be produced at low costs – allowing the automaker to sell cars at or below the market cost of equivalent gas-guzzling intern...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Science, China, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Nevada, Chemicals, Driver, Electric Cars, Musk


The CW-DC Universe Won’t Return Until 2021, and Will See a Scaled-Down Crossover

Fans hoping for a little more of that CW escapism here in 2020 are going to have to stick to reruns.Read more...
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Advocates Call Out FTC's 'Failure' to Police TikTok's Abuse of Children's Privacy

Despite its promises to cut ties with the data generated by underage users on its platform, TikTok continues to be a privacy-violating nightmare—especially for kids. Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Parents, Ftc, Tiktok


Jay Inslee's Climate Team Has a $1.5 Trillion Green Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

Jay Inslee, the Democratic governor of Washington, changed the game by making the climate crisis the foundation of his presidential run last year. Now, the folks who wrote his plans are looking for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats to bring that same kind of ambition to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Joe Biden, Stimulus, Jay Inslee, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Green Stimulus


How Jodorowsky's Dune Speaks to the Now (Beyond the Upcoming Film)

When the first photos of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune began to surface last month, my first instinct was to rewatch Jodorowsky’s Dune. The 2014 documentary directed by Frank Pavich tells the story of Dune by Alejandro Jodorowsky, aka, “the greatest movie never made.” My thought was watching it again would scratch the itch…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Nostalgia, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, Retro Review, Denis Villeneuve, Jodorowsky, Frank Pavich, Jodorowskys Dune


Coronavirus live news: Confirmed global death toll passes 300,000

Infections near 4.5m; Europe halts delivery of faulty Chinese face masks; WHO says Covid-19 may never go; thirty-six million Americans now unemployedWHO says Covid-19 ‘may never go away’Russia defends its ‘exceptionally precise’ death dataUS coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 8.19pm BST In the UK, people have come out again for their weekly “clap for carers” to celebrate the NHS and other key workers on the coronavirus frontline. They were ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, White House, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Pennsylvania, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


Here’s what SpaceX and NASA’s crucial Crew Dragon mission should look like on May 27

SpaceX and NASA are planning a triumphant return to American human spaceflight on May 27, with the SpaceX Demo-2 mission for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. This is the final step required for Crew Dragon to become certified for human flight, after which it’ll enter into regular operational service ferrying people (and some cargo) to the International Space Station on behalf of the U.S. and some of its allies. The animation above shows how SpaceX and NASA envision the mission going, from th...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Animation, International Space Station, Dragon, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon


Coronavirus live news: Global death toll passes 300,000

Infections near 4.5m; Europe halts delivery of faulty Chinese face masks; WHO says Covid-19 may never go; thirty-six million Americans now unemployedWHO says Covid-19 ‘may never go away’Russia defends its ‘exceptionally precise’ death dataUS coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 7.15pm BST The global toll from Covid-19 passed 300,000 has just passed, with nearly 4.5 million people infected.According to data collected by Johns Hopkins Universit...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who


Trump Extends Executive Order Banning Huawei From Using U.S. Tech for Another Year

In May 2019, President Trump issued an executive order that banned a number of foreign companies, including Huawei, from using U.S.-made tech in their devices. This week, Trump extended that order, effectively banning Huawei from sourcing components from U.S. companies like Google for another year. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, China, Smartphones, Foreign Policy, Huawei, Foreign Relations, Trump, Consumer Tech, Huawei App Gallery, The Huawei Blacklist Will Go On


Coronavirus live news: Greece to reopen beaches; official global death toll nears 300,000

Europe halts delivery of faulty Chinese face masks; WHO says Covid-19 may never go; thirty-six million Americans now unemployed; Japan eases state of emergency in many regionsWHO says Covid-19 ‘may never go away’Russia defends its ‘exceptionally precise’ death dataUS coronavirus updates - liveUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.22pm BST South Africa has reported 665 more coronavirus infections, and 15 more deaths from Covid-19. According to a tweet by the health mi...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Greece, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Spanish Police Bust Gang That Allegedly Infused Cardboard Produce Boxes With Cocaine

An international operation led by Spanish authorities has arrested 18 members of a drug gang in Spain, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Colombia that allegedly smuggled cocaine by embedding it in cardboard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Drugs, Spain, Cocaine, Colombia, Chemistry, Netherlands, INGENIO, Spain Bulgaria


A Guide to Star Wars Comics That Can Help Fill the Clone Wars-Shaped Hole in Your Heart

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has now ended, bringing about closure to our definitive understanding of a conflict and characters that fundamentally shaped the sci-fi saga. And not just the prequels but everything from Rebels to The Mandalorian, much further beyond the original three movies. Missing it already? Have no…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Clone Wars, Expanded Universe, Dark Horse, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Watch It Nerds, Star Wars Republic


An Ancestor Of All Internal-Combustion Vehicles Was A Moss-Powered Jet Ski Built By The Inventor Of Photography

I have to admit, while I know that’s a fairly cumbersome headline, I really like just how much is packed in there, and, even better, it’s all true. The very first internal combustion to actually power a vehicle was, at least in part, fueled with a type of moss, and that engine powered a boat that worked on the same…Read more...
Tags: Science, Car Technology, Car History, Jet Skis


U.S. Renewables Are Set to Generate More Electricity Than Coal for the First Time

This is set to be the year renewables take off. A new report from the Energy Information Administration shows that electricity generation from renewables is finally set to surpass that of coal, a major milestone in the efforts to a clean energy economy. The coronavirus is helping drive this shift.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, Oil And Gas, Clean Energy, Energy Information Administration, First Time


Dr. Phil's 'Big Knife' and 'Small Wife' Are Both False

Maybe I’m alone here, but almost two months later, I’m still thinking about a truly haunting tweet from America’s favorite unlicensed counselor, Dr. Phil McGraw. If you’ve forgotten it—as I have tried to, repeatedly, with no success—the tweet simply stated, “BIG KNIFE! SMALL WIFE!”Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Guy Fieri, Dr Phil, Phil, Phil McGraw, Low Stakes Internet Mysteries, Big Knife Small Wife


Alienware’s Upgradeable Laptop Still Holds Tons of Promise, But Not at That Price

Dell really wants you to choose its Alienware Area-51m over a high-end desktop. The company has called it a “desktop replacement” since the model’s inception, and not without reason: in addition to upgrading your memory and storage, you have the option to upgrade your CPU and GPU too. You can still do that with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dell, Alienware, Gpu, Alienware Area, Gaming Laptops, You Want How Much



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