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Gig Workers Struggle To Get Financial Help During Pandemic

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Gig companies like Instacart and Uber promise financial assistance to workers affected by the coronavirus. But some workers are finding it hard to get that aid.

Senator Asks FTC To Investigate Zoom's 'Deceptive' Security Claims

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Lawmakers and state attorneys general are scrutinizing the popular video conferencing company for potential violations, after users reported harassment and researchers uncovered security flaws.

Richard Culatta: Can This Crisis Revolutionize The Way We Teach?

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What does a global pandemic mean for our education system? Educator Richard Culatta discusses the ways we can teach for better humans virtually... and the opportunity this moment presents.

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Video Meeting Platform Zoom Addresses Criticisms As It Sees Explosive Growth In Users

Zoom's founder and CEO addressed some of the company's growing pains as the service saw an unexpected surge in the number of users when people began socially distancing due to COVID-19.

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In Germany, High Hopes For New COVID-19 Contact Tracing App That Protects Privacy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she welcomes development of a COVID-19 tracing app that protects data and doesn't store users' locations. It uses Bluetooth to log proximity to other cell phones.

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Moscow To Launch New Surveillance App To Track Residents In Coronavirus Lockdown

Muscovites will have their movements tracked through a mandatory app required on their smartphones.

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Facebook, YouTube Warn Of More Mistakes As Machines Replace Moderators

As tech firms send workers home, it's creating new challenges over how to handle harmful content, including dangerous health claims. So Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are bringing in the machines.

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Oregon Lottery's Sports Betting App Suspended After Cyberattack

The lottery said its Scoreboard app has been suspended due to a cyberattack on its third-party platform. There have been no reports of any user data being accessed.

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Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus.

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Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection And Pay

Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.

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Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks

A large number of the workforce is staying home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.

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Apple's New Tool Lets You Screen Yourself For COVID-19

A new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.

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The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access.