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Spread Of COVID-19 Data Available From Google And Apple

Big tech firms are lining up to help us get a better handle on the data concerning this pandemic. Data includes who has Covid-19 and how fast and far the virus is spreading around the country (and around the world). Recently, tech giants Apple and Google announced a partnership that will focus on the use of ...

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Ransomware Targets Company Working On A COVID-19 Vaccine

It's common knowledge that hackers are highly opportunistic and certainly not above targeting children, the sick and the dying if there's money to be made. Even so, attacking a drug company currently doing research to find a vaccine for COVID-19 has to be counted as a new low, even for hackers. Sadly, that exact scenario has ...

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Over Half Of All Calls People Receive Are Spam Calls

If you're like most people, you probably get a lot of calls over the course of a week. They're probably calls that you'd just rather not get at all. How many of those calls do you get, exactly? Have you ever sat down and taken notes to track it? If you did, you might be shocked ...

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Zoom Is Working On Security But May Be Too Late

The popular messaging tool called Zoom is having a tough time. According to a recently released memo that circulated through Elon Musk's "SpaceX" company, the company is banning Zoom's use because of "significant privacy and security concerns." In response, Zoom's development team recently announced that they're freezing all feature development for a period of 90 days so ...

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Private Twitter Files May Have Been Cached In Firefox

Are you a regular Twitter user? More specifically, are you a regular Twitter user who also prefers the Firefox web browser? If so, be advised that Twitter recently disclosed a new bug with potentially dire implications for you. Apparently, a flaw in the design of the platform itself caused it to store private files inside Firefox's ...

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Over 5 Million Marriott Customers Vulnerable In Latest Data Breach

Are you a frequent guest at Marriott hotels? If so, be advised that the company has recently reported a massive data breach that could impact up to 5.2 million guests who have stayed at the hotel. According to the official statement the company released regarding the matter: "At the end of February 2020, we noticed that an unexpected ...

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Huge Increase In Phishing And Malware Attacks Using Coronavirus

Around the world, hundreds of millions of people are terrified of the current pandemic that's raging. Most of those are currently self-quarantining at home and limiting their social contacts. Everyone is hungry for news and information. Sadly, hackers, scammers and other assorted criminals have wasted no time preying on this massive captive audience. According to data collected ...

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Google Data Shows Impacts Of Covid-19 Shelter In Place Precaution

Google is using the massive footprint in the smartphone ecosystem to help people understand the impacts that social distancing is having in the face of the global pandemic. Their new global Community Mobility Reports are both revealing and eye-opening. The graph was created from the first reports, which covers 131 countries and regions around the world. ...

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Crowded WiFi Networks Could Get Better Pending FCC Vote

Wireless connectivity is becoming a victim of its own success. Every year, the appetite for bandwidth grows, but of course, there's only so much to go around. The recent shelter in place orders that have been issued by countries around the world has only added to the increasingly crowded spectrum. Even without that, based on research conducted by ...

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Office 365 Making Changes To Accommodate Millions Working From Home

Recently, Netflix announced that it was scaling back its streaming speeds to better handle the increased load brought on by millions of people around the world sitting at home due to the threat of the Corona Virus. Netflix isn't the only company making such moves. Recently, Microsoft announced a raft of new and temporary changes to ...

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