Jack Dorsey pledges $1B to fight coronavirus; 28% of his wealth

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday pledged $1 billion toward coronavirus relief efforts — representing 28 percent of his wealth. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said that the ten-figure sum would come out of his stake in Square, the payments processor he co-founded, rather than his Twitter shares. “I own a lot more Square,” …

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NASA details plans for putting base on moon

NASA’s plan to return to the moon in 2024 could be in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the space agency has put forth plans on how it will build a base on the lunar surface. The U.S. space agency released a report on what it will do to set up a base on …

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New York, Connecticut want details on Zoom’s privacy practices

At least two US state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the videoconferencing app. Zoom’s popularity has surged as employees at businesses, schools and millions of other organizations across the world work from home due to lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of …

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Animal Crossing players design luxury fashion on the game

Animal Crossing — the world-building video game sweeping social media — has turned into a fashion paradise in the age of social distancing. Hypebeast players trapped at home during the coronavirus lockdown are using the game’s design tools to build wardrobes that put Cher Horowitz’s “Clueless” smart closet to shame. They’re creating virtual replicas of …

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Germany aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks

BERLIN – Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapore can be effective without invading people’s privacy. Germans are deeply suspicious of digital surveillance and the use of individual smartphone location data to track the spread …

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The highs and lows of FaceTime dating during the coronavirus

In the pre-pandemic era, I would’ve skipped the garlic pasta before a date. Now, I skip the shower, perfume, deodorant, teeth-brushing and socks. Plus, I probably had that pasta for breakfast. About a month ago, a mentor set me up with a 30-something friend of hers. We went on two great dates: drinks at a …

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FBI warns of hackers hijacking online Zoom meetings, classes

Even working from home isn’t safe! Hackers have been hijacking video conferences and online classrooms on the popular software Zoom, in a frightening trend emerging amid the coronavirus pandemic, the FBI warned on Monday. “The FBI has received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language,” said a warning …

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Facebook pledges $100M to help journalists cover coronavirus pandemic

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Monday a $100 million commitment to support local news outlets, committing $25 million for emergency grant funding through the Facebook Journalism Project and $75 million in marketing to support journalists amid the coronavirus pandemic. “As part of our efforts to support the news ecosystem and make sure everyone has …

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