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UK Starts Building Second COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

If one of those people later reports having symptoms, all the other app users they came into significant contact with over recent days will be alerted and, if judged necessary, told to self-isolate. Concerns have previously been raised about privacy and data protection. The government said the app had been designed with privacy at "front of mind". [Full Article...]

Apple to start reopening some U.S. stores, Tech News & Top Stories

Apple to start reopening some U.S. stores, Tech News & Top Stories Its Boise, Idaho location will open Monday, with others to follow later in the week. Nearly two months after Apple shut down retail outlets in most countries, the tech giant will begin reopening a handful of US stores starting next week. It's not all bad for the iPhone company however, as according to analysts last month showed the strongest growth for Apple's App Store since September 2017. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Felon escapes county jail by switching paperwork, wearing COVID-19 mask

Sheriff: Felon escapes county jail by switching paperwork, wearing COVID-19 mask The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward in the search for an IL inmate who slipped out of jail over the weekend after allegedly buying another detainee's identity. The other prisoner, identified by the sheriff's office as 21-year-old Jahquez Scott, had been ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon on parole. [Full Article...]

Ahmaud Arbery killing: Father and son charged with murder

Ahmaud Arbery killing: Father and son charged with murder But video shows that a lot more happened then just that. "The video is clear: Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood". Travis then shot Arbery . "The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail ... [Full Article...]

Google rolls out May 2020 Android security patch for Pixel devices

Google rolls out May 2020 Android security patch for Pixel devices A previous report claimed that the next Google Pixel smartphone - Pixel 4a - will go on sale on May 22. There are two sets of builds listed for each Pixel variant, and A3 builds are for Taiwan operators, while B3 builds are for all other operators and regions. [Full Article...]

Samsung Pay debit card with cash management account to be launched soon

Samsung Pay debit card with cash management account to be launched soon As a first step to this broader vision, this summer Samsung in partnership with SoFi will introduce a new Samsung Pay experience with an innovative debit card backed by a cash management account. Cupertino past year launched its own credit card, the Apple Card, with the help of Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. We don't know much about Samsung's upcoming offerings yet - not even what the account... [Full Article...]

Users Decry Twitter 'Thought Police' as Platform Introduces Warnings Against 'Harmful Language'

Users Decry Twitter 'Thought Police' as Platform Introduces Warnings Against 'Harmful Language' While the test comes as part of a general attempt by Twitter to combat hateful posts on the social media platform, some users did not take well to the announcement, going as far as to describe it as "thought policing". As noted by The Verge , Twitter has said that users 'are allowed to post content, including potentially inflammatory content, as long as they're not violating the Twitter Rules... [Full Article...]

Facebook testing new app to provide free data in developing countries

Facebook testing new app to provide free data in developing countries People who use Free Basics are able to access the internet for various information including health, job, educational resources, communication tools, etc-and Discover will no doubt offer similar access; but only in text formats. " Discover is created to help bridge these gaps and keep people connected until they can purchase data again", Yoav Zeevi, Product Manager, said in the blog post. [Full Article...]


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