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Facebook Will Take Down Misinformation About Covid Vaccines

With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts. From a report: The move announced Thursday adds to Facebook's policy of taking down misinformation about the deadly virus that could lead to imminent physical harm. The type of posts that could be removed on Facebook or Instagram include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, COVID

Data of 243 Million Brazilians Exposed Online via Website Source Code

The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians, including alive and deceased, has been exposed online after web developers left the password for a crucial government database inside the source code of an official Brazilian Ministry of Health's website for at least six months. From a report: The security snafu was discovered by reporters from Brazilian newspaper Estadao, the same newspaper that last week discovered that a Sao Paolo hospital leaked personal and health information for...
Tags: Tech, Ministry of Health, Sao Paolo, Estadão, COVID, GitHub Estadao

Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
Tags: Health, Food, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Walgreens, United States, Healthcare, Fda, Biotech, Driver, Target

4 ways to address an employment gap on your resume or in a job interview — along with examples to follow

Employment gaps don't have to be a make or break in your interview — it's all about how you sell it. Pekic/Getty Images Job searching during a pandemic can be extremely nerve-racking, especially if you were laid off as a result of budget cuts.  Though finding a job might seem daunting right now, career coach Heather Krasna says there are key ways to sell yourself even with these unemployment gaps.  It's best to directly acknowledge the gaps in your resume or cover letter and show h...
Tags: Google, Ebay, Trends, Levy, Broadway, Intuit, Brenda, Rangel, Heather Krasna, Lisa Rangel, COVID, Chameleon Resumes, COVID Rangel, Steve Levy Technical Sourcing Lead at M T Bank, XYZ Solutions New York, Solutions Sales Development Rep New York NY

Mysterious Phishing Campaign Targets Organizations in COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain

IBM's cyber-security division says that hackers are targeting companies associated with the storage and transportation of COVID-19 vaccines using temperature-controlled environments -- also known as the COVID-19 vaccine cold chain. From a report: The attacks consisted of spear-phishing emails seeking to collect credentials for a target's internal email and applications. While IBM X-Force analysts weren't able to link the attacks to a particular threat actor, they said the phishing campaign showe...
Tags: Tech, Ibm, IBM X Force, COVID

Europe to put forward rules for political ads transparency and beef up its disinformation code next year

New rules for online political advertising will be put forward by European Union lawmakers next year, with the aim of boosting transparency around sponsored political content. The Commission said today that it wants citizens, civil society and responsible authorities to be able to clearly see the source and purpose of political advertising they’re exposed to online. “We are convinced that people must know why they are seeing an ad, who paid for it, how much, what microtargeting criteria were use...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Eu, European Union, Policy, Commission, Brussels, Parliament, Gdpr, Vera Jourova, Jourova, DSA scores $20M for a supportive approach to customer service automation, a virtual customer service agent builder, has closed a $20 million Series A round of funding, led by Omers Ventures with participation from Felicis Ventures and existing investors HV Capital, and — bringing its total raised to date to $25M+. The European startup’s flagship claim for the data-ingesting bot-builder platform is it’s capable of automating up to 80% of customer support interactions. The focus, as tends to be the case for all these customer service conversational ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Berlin, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, North America, Felicis Ventures, Helsinki, Finnair, Markus, ARR, Maki

Airbnb may actually be undervalued ahead of IPO: Study

A new analysis by consumer analytics company ValueChampion found that the coronavirus pandemic has actually helped Airbnb achieve greater dominance over the travel booking industry.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Wall Street, Ipo, Radio, Airbnb, Borders, Rentals, Expedia,, Markets & Economy, Select, Pandemic, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus

Every article Insider Reviews has written or updated about coronavirus cleaning supplies and work-from-home essentials

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against a virus. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Ever since the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, we've all had to adjust nearly every aspect of our day-to-day. With the virus yet again spiking across the United States, those adjustments persist and people's lives will continue to ...
Tags: Google, Trends, United States, World Health Organization, Everlane, Feeding America, Remi Rosmarin, Rick Stella, COVID, Crystal Cox Business Insider Ever, Crystal Cox Business Insider Best, Instacart Instagram FreshDirect, Brands x Better coalitionEdX

Shop-Ware raises cash as cars make a comeback

Shop-Ware has been waiting for a year like 2020 since 2015. The startup, which sells software to neighborhood automotive shops to digitize their operations, had struggled to capture capital from venture firms. Until recently, its sole major investor was aftermarket automotive giant Bosch. For companies like Shop-Ware, the disruptive wake of COVID-19 has cleared a path to capital as mainstream investors have sought out startups with services and products needed in the pandemic era. Investors fina...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Series A, Bessemer, COVID, Carolyn Coquillette, Shop Ware, Coquillette, Quickbooks Shop Ware

Bizzabo raises $138M for a platform that helps you build and run virtual conferences

Conferences have — for better or worse (and if you’ve ever been trapped in a cavernous CES exhibition hall, you might say worse) — become a significant cornerstone of how industries engage with their audiences, whether they are comics superfans, or iOS developers, or insurance brokers. This year has undoubtedly seen a huge shift in how those conferences exist. The Covid-19 health pandemic has drastically curtailed travel and how people spend time in crowded places, decimating the wider event ind...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tech, Google Microsoft, Viola, Kaltura, Bizzabo, Eran Ben Shushan, Tel Aviv New York, Insight Partners, Matt Gatto, Ben Shushan, Alon Alroy, COVID, Boaz Katz, Uber Gainsight Github WeWork Accenture

The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the most “high risk” citizens, such as elderly care home residents and front-line healthcare workers, to get the jab before the end of the year. The BBC reports that the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has sa...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Tech, Bbc, NHS, National Health Service, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccine, Hancock, Matt Hancock, MHRA, BioNtech, Albert Bourla

Virgin Galactic plans first rocket-powered test flight from New Mexico for next week

Virgin Galactic has revealed the flight window for the first rocket-powered flight of its VSS Unity spacecraft from the shiny new Spaceport America in New Mexico. The ship could be in the air as early as December 11. This flight will be the third for Unity out of the future passenger spaceport, but the last two have been gliding flights, not propulsive ones. This will be the first time Unity has hit the throttle in nearly two years — back when it touched the edge of space at something like Ma...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, New Mexico, Aerospace, Vms, Blue Origin, Mach, Unity, Spaceport America, Mojave California, COVID

GoSite snags $40M to help SMBs bring their businesses online

There are 12 million small and medium businesses in the US, yet they have continued to be one of most underserved segments of the B2B universe: that volume underscores a lot of fragmentation, and alongside other issues like budget constraints, there are a number of barriers to building for them at scale. Today, however, a startup helping SMBs get online is announcing some significant funding — a sign of how things are changing at a moment when many businesses have realised that being online is n...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Enterprise, Funding, US, Godaddy, Tech, San Diego, Michigan, Bing, Smbs, Alex Goode, Goode, Google Yahoo, SMB, Longley

Apple Expands Partnership With (RED) to Combat HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

This World Aids Day, Apple has announced an expanded partnership with (RED) to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa while simultaneously protecting those communities from COVID-19. Apple says it will direct 100 percent of eligible proceeds from (PRODUCT)RED purchases to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response to help provide services and treatment to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. In 2006, Apple joined (RED)'s mission to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last 14 year...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Africa, Global Fund, Saharan Africa, ARV, Don Jazzy, World AIDS Day, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, PRODUCT)RED, Aluna, LADIPOE, DJ Sigag, LADIPOE Aluna

Apple Highlights PPE Donations to Zambia in Fight Against COVID-19 and HIV

Apple has published a feature highlighting its PPE donations to Zambia and how it has been redirecting PRODUCT(RED) proceeds to help the Global Fund's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and HIV in sub-saharan Africa. This year, COVID-19 drastically changed the landscape of healthcare, and the Global Fund, which coordinates these shipments to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, had to react quickly to respond to this second pandemic. It established the COVID-19 Response Mechanism, whi...
Tags: Apple, Africa, United Nations, Zambia, Global Fund, Saharan Africa, Ministry of Health, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, PRODUCT)RED, Global Fund PPE

Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health

How AstraZeneca and Oxford blew their vaccine moment

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Hope you all had restful — if not abnormal — holidays. I spent this weekend getting some fresh air out here in Denver. Have any winter-time hikes I should add to my list? Let me know — I'm at [email protected] first thing this morning: Moderna is planning to file for its emergency use authorization today, a key step in getting the vaccine into the arms of more people. In an update to its late-stage trial, Moderna found that its shot was 9...
Tags: Google, Trends, Bloomberg, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Denver, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Hollywood Florida, Lisa Taylor, Joe Raedle Getty, Hollis Johnson, Moderna, Cincinnati Children 's Hospital

10 things in tech you need to know today

Tony Hsieh speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America at the Sheridan Downtown Denver. Andy Cross / The Denver Post via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, India, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Mit, Netflix, Connecticut, Amsterdam, Silicon Valley, Zappos, Vietnam, Huawei

Coronavirus Vaccines: Health Experts Identify Ways to Build Public Trust

The United Nations recently asked a group of experts across the world to recommend ways to persuade people to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Here is a summary of their suggestions.
Tags: Tech, United Nations, COVID, Health Experts Identify Ways to Build Public Trust

We Are All Companies Now - a narrative for the 2020s

2021 marks 15 years of looking into the future for this blog. The intent was always to look further ahead in order to go faster - drawing from my motorcycle training. The further ahead you look on the road, the earlier you see the twists and turns - the direction of travel - and the greater your ability to spot and avoid emerging risks.To that end, and with a new decade dawning (there was never a year zero, so they always start with a 1), I want to map out the road ahead as I see it and consid...
Tags: Publishing, Future, Startup, Sustainability, Platform, Automation, Machine Learning, Start-up, RPA, David Cushman, 2021, No Code, Low Code, David Travis, 2020s, COVID

'They don't care whether it looks like an alien invasion': A Canadian inventor says many people prefer his $379 BioVyzr COVID-19 helmet to masks

The $379 COVID-19 visor weighs 2.5 kilograms and "feels like you're standing under an umbrella." VYZR Researchers have debated how protective masks are from COVID-19. A Danish study says they're not as effective as we think. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites 28 studies proving masks offer protection to the wearer and those around them. One inventor based in Toronto says his $379 BioVyzr with built-in air filters is an alternative to uncomfortable masks th...
Tags: Google, US, Toronto, Trends, Canada, New York Times, University of Washington, University of Copenhagen, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Annals of Internal Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, COVID, New York Times COVID, Vyzr Technologies, Kate Duffy, Yezin Al Qaysi

Weekend reading: Enough Bitcoin

What caught my eye this week. T he question of ‘enough’ is a perennial one in the circles this blog moves in. Seriously! We can barely check into a Personal Finance and Investing Blogger Cult Meeting before a heated debate breaks out over how much is enough given sustainable withdrawal rates, official inflation versus lifestyle inflation, ‘one more year’ syndrome – or even whose round it is. (The argument that buying a round of drinks will tack three months onto a future retirement date is an ...
Tags: Google, Topshop, UK, Putin, Russia, Marketing, US, Bbc, Bitcoin, New York Times, Oxford, Reddit, RPI, Philip Green, Brexit, Terry Smith

WHO Says Would be 'Highly Speculative' To Say COVID Did Not Emerge in China

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Friday it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year. From a report: China is pushing a narrative via state media that the virus existed abroad before it was discovered in the central city of Wuhan, citing the presence of coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging and scientific papers claiming it had been circulating ...
Tags: Europe, China, Tech, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, Wuhan, Mike Ryan, COVID

Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

For-profit institutions saw a 3% increase in average enrollment during the pandemic. For-profit colleges are faring better than their public and private nonprofit counterparts during the pandemic, according to higher education researcher Molly Ott. She says students are attending for-profit colleges because of their additional flexibility, financial resources, and expertise in remote learning strategies. According to Ott, for-profits can afford to be financially nimble during difficult t...
Tags: Google, Obama, California, US, America, Trends, Research, Bank Of America, Joe Biden, Netflix, Corinthian Colleges, Biden, Kamala Harris, Arizona State University, Trump, Ott

Thanksgiving online shopping hits record $5.1B, up 21.5% on 2019, 47% of sales via mobile

Thanksgiving for many is about eating, seeing family, reflecting and relaxing for the day. But for an increasing number of us, it’s also seems to be about shopping. Collectively, consumers in the US spent a record $5.1 billion buying goods online yesterday, according to analytics from Adobe. The company’s marketing technology division is following online sales in real time at 80 of the top 100 retailers in the US, covering some 100 million SKUs. And while the final sales figure fell well short o...
Tags: TC, London, Thanksgiving, Adobe, US, Tech, Shopify, LA New York, Walmart Target Amazon, Taylor Schreiner, COVID, Rainbow High Dolls Amazon, Adobe Digital Insights Heavy

AstraZeneca says it will likely do another study of COVID-19 vaccine after accidental lower dose shows higher efficacy

AstraZeneca’s CEO told Bloomberg that the pharmaceutical company will likely conduct another global trial of the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine trial, following the disclosure that the more effective dosage in the existing Phase 3 clinical trial was actually administered by accident. AstraZeneca and its partner the University of Oxford reported interim results that showed 62% efficacy for a full two-dose regimen, and a 90% efficacy rate for a half-dose followed by a full dose – which t...
Tags: Health, TC, Tech, Bloomberg, Ceo, Medical Research, United States, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Biotech, Vaccines

How the pandemic is changing the way employers find and hire top talent

More companies are spending time to find flexible, well-rounded candidates. monzenmachi/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses in multiple ways, especially when it comes to recruiting and hiring.  The most adaptive organizations are refocusing their efforts to find the best talent and build trust throughout the hiring process, not just going with the most-qualified candidates on paper.  If you're unable to fill job openings with the right people, try aligning your comp...
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Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters, has taken its tech and adapted it to delivery carts. The company recently partnered with online grocery platform Self Point to provide neighborhood stores and specialty brand shops with electric carts that — with help from remote ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Georgia, Silicon Valley, Food Delivery, Tortoise, Grocery Delivery, Micromobility, Escooters, Kiwibot, Dmitry Shevelenko, Shevelenko, COVID

Amazon expands IP Accelerator to Europe after US SMBs register 6,000 trademarks

As we head into the biggest shopping period of the year — which this year may well have an even stronger online component than usual because of Covid-19 — Amazon has launched its latest effort to combat the sale of counterfeit goods on its site. The e-commerce giant today announced that its free IP Accelerator in now live in Europe — specifically France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and the United Kingdom — to help SMBs selling on Amazon obtain trademarks on their intellectual property,...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, US, Tech, United Kingdom, Intellectual Property, Counterfeit, US Patent And Trademark Office, Intellectual Property Office, European Intellectual Property Office, COVID, France Germany Italy Spain Netherlands, EU Seller Services Amazon, Pippa Hall

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