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Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…

Cracking the message in a bottle

Between 2016 and 2019, a number of bottles washed ashore in Hamburg, each containing an ‘uncrackable’ message By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 14:32 Later this week on 28 January, the National Museum of Computing will host a virtual talk exploring the world of unsolvable encryption codes. The “uncrackable” encrypted messages found…

Who should get a covid-19 vaccine first?

The consensus among most modelers is that if the main goal is to slash mortality rates, officials must prioritize vaccinating those who are older, and if they want to slow transmission, they must target younger adults. “Almost no matter what, you get the same answer,” says Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch. Vaccinate the elderly first to…

Appeals court rules against El Paso’s shutdown order amid Covid surge

A state appeals court Friday night rejected El Paso County's stay-at-home order, even as the West Texas community requires mobile morgues for its growing number of coronavirus victims. The Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and local restaurant owners in their case against El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, telling…

Covid-19 death toll keeps climbing in El Paso, shelter-in-place order could be extended

EL PASO, Texas - Another dozen-plus El Paso residents were reported to have died from Covid-19 in one day, officials in far west Texas said on Wednesday, and the county is considering whether to extend a contested stay-at-home order. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March, 696 El Paso residents have succumbed to the…

Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Al Roker announced Friday on "TODAY" that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. The 66-year-old TODAY weatherman and co-host explained he wanted to publicly reveal his diagnosis to spotlight the fact that 1 in 7 African American men, 1 in 9 men overall, will…

Covid-19 may make people’s tinnitus worse

Rebecca Edgar, 29, struggles to hear her toddler when he talks to her from the backseat of her car. Most nights, she struggles to fall asleep, caught in a cycle of worry that the ringing in her ear is getting louder, and recognizing that this very stress is worsening her symptoms. “I’ve had a constant…

Clemon QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for Covid, forced to sidelines

Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for Covid-19 and is dealing with "mild symptoms," the school announced Thursday. Lawrence, college football's best-known player and the potential No. 1 pick in the next NFL draft, is in isolation and will miss the Tigers' game Saturday against Boston College, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "Trevor…

White House Lists ‘Ending’ Covid-19 Pandemic As Trump Accomplishment

Topline The White House science office lists "ending the Covid-19 pandemic" as one of the top accomplishments of the Trump administration's first term despite the fact that new coronavirus cases are rising precipitously throughout the country, resulting in many hospitals nationwide approaching maximum capacity. President Donald Trump walks on the south lawn of the White…

Coronavirus cases exceed as states around U.S. reel under rise

As the United States set records for the number of new coronavirus cases, states in every part of the country are reeling under the surge. Two back-to-back daily records for single-day increases in U.S. cases were set on Friday, with 79,303 new cases, and on Thursday with 77,640, according to NBC News' tally. The previous…

Acknowledging information points that signify patterns for the future of organization post-pandemic

Planning for a post-COVID-19 future and creating a robust enterprise strategy require both strategic scenario planning and the ability to recognize what scenario planners call “news from the future” — data points that tell you whether the world is trending in the direction of one or another of your imagined scenarios. As with any scatter…

What to Know Prior To Interacting Socially Inside Your Home Throughout the Pandemic

Two weeks earlier, I went to my friend’s wedding event in Boston. It was an extremely pared-down variation of the huge wedding event she’d...

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Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…