Wednesday, April 8, 2020
How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis

How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis

For each new transmission of coronavirus, imagine the “tick tick tick” of a stopwatch. At least 2 million adults in the US could require hospitalization over the course of...
Researchers Will Deploy AI to Better Understand Coronavirus

Researchers Will Deploy AI to Better Understand Coronavirus

In the months since the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December, almost 2,000 research papers have been published on the health effects of the new virus, possible treatments,...

Facebook announces $100bn aid plan for small businesses

Facebook is rolling out a plan to give $100 billion in aid, through loans and ad credits, to small businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, it announced in a blog...
Jack Ma Offers to Supply the US With Covid-19 Tests and Masks

Jack Ma Offers to Supply the US With Covid-19 Tests and Masks

As the US government promises to ramp up more Covid-19 testing, an unlikely billionaire is offering to lend his help: Jack Ma, cofounder of the Chinese tech giant Alibaba. Ma’s...
Twitter and Facebook Must Not Allow Trump's Covid-19 Lies

Twitter and Facebook Must Not Allow Trump’s Covid-19 Lies

But now we are in a different phase: The verbiage from the Orange Man in the White House has regularly involved misleading assurances about a lethal pandemic. If heeded, those...
The Alternate Universe Where Facebook Bought Twitter

The Alternate Universe Where Facebook Bought Twitter

The Twitter buy would have had an impact on Facebook’s News Feed also. In real life, after the rejected offer, Facebook tried to copy a number of Twitter’s features, including...
Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC

Startup Guesty Under Investigation for Illegal Airbnb Bookings in NYC

“Metropolitan Property Group used Guesty to help manage the majority of their illegal short-term rental accounts on Airbnb and generate millions of dollars of ill-gotten income from placing unwary guests...
WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

VPNs, or virtual private networks, are an important part of any security and privacy toolbox.VPNs are essentially encrypted connections between two or more devices that enable you to route data...
Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D

Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D

Fans of games like Dungeons & Dragons know that the fun comes, in part, from a creative Dungeon Master—an all-powerful narrator who follows a storyline but has free rein to...
Data Centers Aren't Devouring the Planet's Electricity—Yet

Data Centers Aren’t Devouring the Planet’s Electricity—Yet

Demand for data centers has exploded over the past decade to keep pace with soaring use of workplace software, social media, videos, and mobile apps. But when it comes to...

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