Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple will allow Parler to return to its App Store, according to a letter first reported by CNN on Monday. In the letter addressed to Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Apple said “Parler has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices” that would bring the app into compliance with the App Store’s rules. Now, Parler is allowed to return once it reintroduces the app to the store. On March 31, @SenMikeLee and I sent a letter demanding answers about why Apple removed Parler from the App Store. Today, we received a response: Parler will be reinstated on the App Store. Huge win for free speech. pic.twitter.com/FQBDSSSFGk— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) April 19, 2021 In January, Apple and Google... Continue reading…
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Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Virtual gaming platform Roblox is developing content ratings for games and easier-to-use parental controls, the company’s chief privacy officer Remy Malan told The Wall Street Journal. Half of Roblox’s audience of more than 30 million daily users are kids under 13, but the platform has struggled at times to contain sexually explicit content. Age-inappropriate games sometimes surface up on kids’ “recommended for you” lists, according to the WSJ. The platform’s current system restricts kids to specific games, but under the new system, parents would have more information about what kids might find in a given game; until you play a game, it’s not always clear that it might have explicit or inappropriate content in it. Malan did not... Continue reading…
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Despite protests at home and abroad, the government has also received overseas backing for how it intends to deal with a “unique and complex” problem
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Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images As online publishers grapple with how to replace dwindling ad revenue and find new ways to bring in money, Reuters, one of the largest news organizations in the world, is using a strategy that’s been around for years and putting its online content behind a paywall. Reuters.com draws 41 million unique visitors monthly, according to the company, but it has not charged for access like other news sites in its business-centric niche have done for some time. It will let users read five stories a month for free and plans to charge $34.99 a month for a subscription. That’s a bit pricier than a sub to The New York Times ($18.42 / month) but closer to similar news organizations of its type, including The Wall Street Journal ($38.99 / month),... Continue reading…
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(Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy) James P. Allison, PhD, Carl H. June, MD and Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD Keynote April 29 Summit on Advancing Solid Tumor Breakthroughs: Eight additional panels on developing the next generation cancer cell and gene therapies.
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Rapper Lil Nas X has just released a free rhythm game that has you twerking to his new song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).” Yes, the main mechanic is twerking. It’s a free browser game, and you can play it right now at this link. If you want to get an idea of how the game works, check out this video he tweeted. Or just use your imagination. It’s exactly what you think. PLAY HERE: https://t.co/pUlUJYhY3O pic.twitter.com/I660hJr9du— nope (@LilNasX) April 7, 2021 I tried it briefly before writing this post, and I have to admit that I had a hard time lining up my twerks with the on-screen arrows. (What a sentence. Also hi Dad, who gets email notifications whenever I publish a Verge story.) But the game says I somehow got 43 of the... Continue reading…
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(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) * Teams from the CNIO, the Leiden University Medical Center and the Netherlands Cancer Institute use electron cryo-electron microscopy to explain how the MutS protein, considered the 'guardian' of the genome, manages to repair the errors that can occur in DNA during cell division* An in-depth understanding of this process is essential to understand how mutations occur that can lead to the development of certain types of tumour, such as Lynch syndrome and endometrial cancer
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Con el comienzo del año, el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Castilla–La Mancha (COACM) insiste en una cuestión fundamental para el colectivo, pero también para la economía de la región, dado el peso que tiene en ella el sector de la construcción, como es la agilización de trámites administrativos y de obtención licencias urbanísticas y de actividad para lograr reducir los tiempos al máximo posible en toda la administración de Castilla-La Mancha, especialmente en los ayuntamientos, pero también en las diputaciones y administración regional. Para conseguirlo, a lo largo del año 2020, y entre otras iniciativas, el COACM aportó diferentes propuestas y sugerencias a los distintos grupos políticos, que luego éstos trasladaron en forma de enmiendas a las Cortes Regionales, para su inclusión en la Ley SUMA de Simplificación Urbanística y Medidas Administrativas de Castilla – La Mancha, ahora en proceso de trámite parlamentario. En este mismo sentido, ya en 2019, el COACM inició el contacto con el Colegio Oficial de Secretarios, Interventores y Tesoreros de Castilla-La Mancha (COSITAL CLM), con el que hay una comunión de ideas en cuanto a las medidas que habría que adoptar para hacer más ágil la administración, y por lo tanto, para prestar un mejor servicio al ciudadano, especialmente a quienes viven en el medio rural, también como una manera efectiva de afrontar el reto demográfico y de luchar contra la despoblación. Elena Guijarro, decana del COACM, y Rafael Santiago, presidente de COSITAL CLM, mantuvieron diferentes conversaciones a lo largo del año pasado, que se han retomado en 2021, con el objetivo siempre de definir una postura común y hacerla cristalizar en medidas concretas y consensuadas en cuanto a las herramientas necesarias para lograr una administración más ágil en este sentido. En este mismo sentido, el COACM está impulsando la creación de la Agrupación de Arquitectos al Servicio de la Administración Pública dentro del Colegio. La responsable de su puesta en marcha es la arquitecta conquense Nieves Rolanía.
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Posted by MiriamEllisGoogle must be one of the most experimental enterprises the world has ever known. When it comes to the company’s local search interfaces, rather than rolling them all out as a single, cohesive whole, they have emerged in piecemeal fashion over two decades with different but related feature sets, unique URLs, and separate branding. Small wonder that confusion arises in dialog about aspects of local search. You, your agency coworkers, and your clients may find yourselves talking at cross-purposes about local rankings simply because you’re all looking at them on different interfaces! Such is certainly the case with Google Maps vs. the object we call the Google Local Finder. Even highly skilled organic SEOs at your agency may not understand that these are two different entities which can feature substantially different local business rankings. Today we’re going to clear this up, with a side-by-side comparison of the two user experiences, expert quotes, and a small, original case study that demonstrates and quantifies just how different rankings are between these important interfaces. Methodology I manually gathered both Google Maps and Local Finder rankings across ten different types of geo-modified, local intent search phrases and ten different towns and cities across the state of California. I looked at differences both across search phrase and across locale, observing those brands which ranked in the top 10 positions for each query. My queries were remote (not performed within the city nearest me) to remove the influence of proximity and establish a remote baseline of ranking order for each entry. I tabulated all data in a spreadsheet to discover the percentage of difference in the ranked results. Results of my study of Google Maps vs. the Local Finder Before I roll out the results, I want to be sure I’ve offered a good definition of these two similar but unique Google platforms. Any user performing a local search (like “best tacos san jose”) can take two paths for deep local results: Path one starts with a local pack, typically made up of three results near the top of the organic search results. If clicked on, the local pack takes the user to the Local Finder, which expands on the local pack to feature multiple listings, accompanied by a map. These types of results exist on google.com/search.Path two may start on any Android device that features Google Maps by default, or it can begin on a desktop device by clicking the “Maps” tab above the organic SERPs. These types of results look quite similar to the Local Finder, with their list of ranked businesses and associated map, but they exist on google.com/maps. Here’s a side-by-side comparison: At first glance, these two user experiences look fairly similar with some minor formatting and content differences, but the URLs are distinct, and what you might also notice in this screenshot is that the rankings, themselves, are different. In this example, the results are, in fact, startlingly different.I’d long wanted to quantify for myself just how different Maps and Local Finder results are, and so I created a spreadsheet to track the following: Ten search phrases of different types including some head terms and some longer-tail terms with more refined intent.Ten towns and cities from all parts of the big state of California covering a wide population ration. Angels Camp, for example, has a population of just 3,875 residents, while LA is home to nearly 4 million people. I found that, taken altogether, the average difference in Local Finder vs. Maps results was 18.2% across all cities. The average difference was 18.5% across all search phrases. In other words, nearly one-fifth of the results on the two platforms didn’t match. Here’s a further breakdown of the data: Average percentage of difference by search phrase burgers (11%)grocery store (19%)Pediatrician (12%)personal injury attorney (18%)house cleaning service (10%)electric vehicle dealer (16%)best tacos (11%)cheapest tax accountant (41%)nearby attractions (8%) women’s clothing (39%) Average percentage of difference by city Angels Camp (28%)San Jose (15%)San Rafael (24%)San Francisco (4%)Sacramento (16%)Los Angeles (25%)Monterey (14%)San Diego (16%)Eureka (25%)Grass Valley (15%) While many keyword/location combos showed 0% difference between the two platforms, others featured degrees of difference of 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%, and even 100%. It would have been lovely if this small study surfaced any reliable patterns for us. For example, looking at the fact that the small, rural town of Angels Camp was the locale with the most diverse SERPs (28%), one might think that the smaller the community, the greater the variance in rankings. But such an idea founders when observing that the city with the second-most variability in LA (25%). Similarly, looking at the fact that a longer-tail search like “cheapest tax accountant” featured the most differences (41%), it could be tempting to theorize that greater refinement in search intent yields more varied results. But then we see that “best tacos” results were only 11% different across Google Maps and the Local Finder. So, to my eyes, there is no discernible pattern from this limited data set. Perhaps narratives might emerge if we pulled thousands of SERPs. For now, all we can say with confidence is that we’ve proven that there’s a good chance that the rankings a business enjoys in Google’s Local Finder frequently will not match their rankings in Google Maps. Individual results sets for keyword/locale combos may vary not at all, somewhat, substantially, or totally. Maps vs. Finders: What’s the diff, and why? The above findings from our study naturally lead to the question: why are the results for the same query different on the two Google platforms? For commentary on this, I asked three of my favorite local SEOs for theories on the source of the variance, and any other notable variables they’ve observed. GatherUp Co-Founder Mike Blumenthal says: “I think that the differences are driven by the subtle differences of the 'view port' aspect ratio and size differences in the two environments. The viewport effectively defines the cohort of listings that are relevant enough to show. If it is larger, then there are likely more listings eligible, and if one of those happens to be strong, then the results will vary.” Here’s an illustration of what Mike is describing. When we look at the results for the same search in the Local Finder and Google Maps, side by side, we often see that the area shown on the map is different at the automatic zoom level: Uberall Solutions Engineer Krystal Taing confirms this understanding, with additional details: “Typically when I begin searches in Maps, I am seeing a broader area of results being served as well as categories of businesses. The results in the Local Finder are usually more specific and display more detail about the businesses. The Maps-based results are delivered in a manner that show users desire discovery and browsing. This is different from the Local Finder in that these results tend to be more absolute and about Google pushing pre-determined businesses and information to be evaluated by the user.” Krystal is a GMB Gold Product Expert, and her comment was the first time I’d ever heard an expert of her caliber define how Google might view the intent of Maps vs. Finder searchers differently. Fascinating insight! Sterling Sky Founder Joy Hawkins highlights further differences in UX and reporting between the two platforms: “What varies is mainly the features that Google shows. For example, products will show up on the listing in the Local Finder but not on Google Maps and attribute icons (women-led, Black-owned, etc.) show up on Google Maps but not in the Local Finder. Additionally, searches done in the Local Finder get lumped in with search in Google My Business (GMB) Insights whereas searches on Maps are reported on separately. Google is now segmenting it by platform and device as well.” In sum, Google Maps vs. Local Finder searchers can have a unique UX, at least in part, because Google may surface a differently-mapped area of search and can highlight different listing elements. Meanwhile, local business owners and their marketers will discover variance in how Google reports activity surrounding these platforms. What should you do about the Google Maps vs. Local Finder variables? As always, there is nothing an individual can do to cause Google to change how it displays local search results. Local SEO best practices can help you move up in whatever Google displays, but you can’t cause Google to change the radius of search it is showing on a given platform. That being said, there are three things I recommend for your consideration, based on what we’ve learned from this study. 1. See if Google Maps is casting a wider net than the Local Finder for any of your desired search phrases. I want to show you the most extreme example of the difference between Maps and the Local Finder that I discovered during my research. First, the marker here locates the town of Angels Camp in the Sierra foothills in east California: For the search “personal injury attorney angels camp”, note the area covered by map at the automatic zoom level accompanying the Local Finder results: The greatest distance between any two points in this radius of results is about 100 miles. Now, contrast this with the same search as it appears at the automatic zoom level on Google Maps: Astonishingly, Google is returning a tri-state result for this search in Maps. The greatest distance between two pins on this map is nearly 1,000 miles! As I mentioned, this was the most extreme case I saw. Like most local SEOs, I’ve spent considerable time explaining to clients who want to rank beyond their location that the further a user gets from the brand’s place of business, the less likely they are to see it come up in their local results. Typically, your best chance of local pack rankings begins with your own neighborhood, with a decent chance for some rankings within your city, and then a lesser chance beyond your city’s borders. But the different behavior of Maps could yield unique opportunities. Even if what’s happening in your market is more moderate, in terms of the radius of results, my advice is to study the net Google is casting for your search terms in Maps. If it is even somewhat wider than what the Local Finder yields, and there is an aspect of the business that would make it valuable to bring in customers from further afield, this might indicate that some strategic marketing activities could potentially strengthen your position in these unusual results. For example, one of the more distantly-located attorneys in our example might work harder to get clients from Angels Camp to mention this town name in their Google-based reviews, or might publish some Google posts about Angels Camp clients looking for the best possible lawyer regardless of distance, or publish some website content on the same topic, or look to build some new relationships and links within this more distant community. All of this is very experimental, but quite intriguing to my mind. We’re in somewhat unfamiliar territory here, so don’t be afraid to try and test things! As always, bear in mind that all local search rankings are fluid. For verticals which primarily rely on the narrowest user-to-business proximity ratios for the bulk of transactions, more remote visibility may have no value. A convenience store, for example, is unlikely to garner much interest from faraway searchers. But for many industries, any one of these three criteria could make a larger local ranking radius extremely welcome: The business model is traditionally associated with traveling some distance to get to it, like hotels or attractions (thinking post-pandemic here).Rarity of the goods or services being offered makes the business worth driving to from a longer distance. This is extremely common in rural areas with few nearby options.The business has implemented digital shopping on its website due to the pandemic and would now like to sell to as many customers as possible in a wider region with either driver delivery or traditional shipping as the method of fulfillment. If any of those scenarios fits a local brand you’re marketing, definitely look at Google Maps behavior for focus search phrases. 2. Flood Google with every possible detail about the local businesses you’re marketing As Joy Hawkins mentioned, above, there can be many subtle differences between the elements Google displays within listings on their two platforms. Look at how hours are included in the Maps listing for this taco shop, but that they’re absent from the Finder. The truth is, Google changes the contents of the various local interfaces so often that even the experts are constantly asking themselves and one another if some element is new. The good news is, you don’t need to spend a minute worrying about minutiae here if you make just 5 commitments: Fill out every field you possibly can in the Google My Business dashboardAdd to this a modest investment in non-dashboard elements like Google Questions and Answers which exist on the Google Business ProfileBe sure your website is optimized for the terms you want to rank forEarn publicity on the third-party websites Google uses as the “web results” references on your listings. I I realize this is a tall order, but it’s also basic, good local search marketing and if you put in the work, Google will have plenty to surface about your locations, regardless of platform variables. 3. Study Google Maps with an eye to the future Google Maps, as an entity, launched in 2005, with mobile app development spanning the next few years. The Local Finder, by contrast, has only been with us since 2015. Because local packs default to the Local Finder, it’s my impression that local SEO industry study has given the lion’s share of research to these interfaces, rather than to Google Maps. Yet, Maps is the golden oldie in Google’s timeline (albeit one Google has handled irreverently with the rise and fall of the Map Maker community), and Maps has been shown to have three times more impressions than search, in one recent study. Maps is the default app on Android devices, and other mobile brand users often prefer it, too. Most intriguingly, Google is appearing to toy with the idea of replacing the Local Finder with Maps, though nothing has come of this yet. I would suggest that 2021 is a good year to spend more time looking at Google Maps, interacting with it, and going down its rabbit holes into the weird walled garden Google continues to build into this massive interface. I recommend this, because I feel it’s only a matter of time before Google tidies up its piecemeal, multi-decade rollout of disconnected local interfaces via consolidation, and Maps has the history at Google to become the dominant version. Summing up Image credit: Ruparch We’ve learned today that Google Maps rankings are, on average, nearly 20% different than Local Finder rankings, that this may stem, in part, from unique view port ratios, that it’s possible Google may view the intent of users on the two platforms differently, and that there are demonstrable variables in the listing content Google displays when we look at two listings side-by-side. We’ve also looked at some scenarios in which verticals that could benefit from a wider consumer radius would be smart to study Google Maps in the year ahead. I want to close with some encouragement for everyone participating in the grand experiment of Google’s mapping project. The above photo is of the Bedolina Map, which was engraved on a rock in the Italian alps sometime around 500 BC. It is one of the oldest-known topographic maps, plotting out pathways, agricultural fields, villages, and the people who lived there. Consider it the Street View of the Iron Age. I’m sharing this image because it’s such a good reminder that your work as a local SEO linked to digital cartography is just one leg of a very long journey which, by nature, requires a willingness to function in an experimental environment. If you can communicate this state of permanent change to clients, it can decrease stress on both sides of your next Zoom meeting. Rankings rise and fall, and as we’ve seen, they even differ across closely-related platforms, making patience essential and a big-picture view of overall growth very grounding. Keep studying, and help us all out on the mapped path ahead by sharing what you learn with our community. 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The vast majority of people are on their smartphones until it’s time to go to bed ― and many people are on their phones even in bed. According to a 2019 study by Common Sense Media, 61% of parents are on their phone within the half an hour before bed and about 70% of children check their phone within that time span.And while many people are on their phones until they go to sleep, most people are still able to sleep, noted Rafael Pelayo, a sleep specialist at Stanford Health Care. He added that it’s not the act of actually being on our phones before bed that keeps us up at night, but it is instead the type of content that is being consumed before bed that impacts a good or bad night’s rest.He added that checking on something that you know will cause you stress can result in a restless night. Alternatively, using your phone as a soothing tool or as a way to close out the day can help aid your sleep.Below, sleep experts share what to do ― and what not to do ― on your phone to help you have a restful night of sleep.Be intentional about the notifications that you checkPelayo suggested using your phone as an end-of-day wrap-up tool before bed. Check the weather for tomorrow, ask a friend a question or pick out the workout you want to do in the morning.Whatever you do, don’t check notifications you know are going to stress you out, like news updates or emails. Be conscious of the alerts that are grabbing your attention and whether they’re going to promote a restful night’s sleep.Use apps and settings that shift your phone screen’s hue to a warmer colour around bedtime“The most disturbing thing about screens is when they’re at their highest brightness, [they] emit a colour that is close to the natural light that we have in our environment,” said Rebecca Robbins, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate scientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.She added that, specifically, the blue light given off from phone screens can have the same physiological alerting effect that the sun has on the body and brain.Many phones have settings that shift the screen’s hue automatically. On the iPhone, the functionality is called Night Shift, and on Samsung phones, a setting called Blue Light Filter does the same thing. On other Android phones, the setting is called Night Light. If your phone doesn’t offer this setting, there are apps available to download for free that adjust your phone’s hue as you near bedtime.According to Robbins, changing your phone’s pre-programmed blue color setting to a warmer hue can help you feel sleepy and relaxed. She suggested switching the settings either around the time that the sun sets or an hour or two before bed.Be careful about mindless social media scrollingAccording to the Pew Research Center, roughly 7 out of 10 of us use social media. While it isn’t inherently bad to check Twitter or Instagram before bed, Robbins stressed that social media use right before bed could result in a restless night.“One of the hardest things about social media is you lose control,” she said. Meaning, while you can select who you’re friends with on Facebook, you can’t control what they post or the targeted ads or news updates that appear in your feed or if someone posts something that upsets you.Robbins stated that since we can’t choose everything we see on social media, it may not always show you sleep-friendly content. If you want to look at social media before bed, try looking through specific accounts you know will bring you some calm (like some of these mental health Instagram accounts). Otherwise, save the apps for earlier in the day if you can.Try out a meditation appUsing your phone in bed isn’t a reason for shame, Pelayo stressed. Many people use meditation apps as a way to fall asleep. He noted that, in this case, the phone is more than a phone, it’s a useful tool for sleep.Downloadable meditation apps like Headspace, Shine and Calm teach newbies how to meditate and the importance of the practice, and also offer guided meditations for users of all levels.Listen to stories on your phone before bed“Stories are one of the forms of information that we received when we were very, very young,” Robbins said. “So we’re programmed to have a story around bedtime.”You can download storytelling programs on your smartphone that can help ease you into sleep. Apps like Audible and Libby allow users to download a range of audiobooks to listen to, including bestsellers, children’s books, works of nonfiction and collections of short stories.Set an alarm for bedtimeTake advantage of your phone’s alarm clock functionality by setting a bedtime alarm clock, Robbins recommended. That way, if you’re down a social media rabbit hole when you should be getting ready for bed, an evening alarm can remind you to stop scrolling.“If you set a soothing alarm for your bedtime, it can help you bring a little more awareness to a time when you should be starting to power down,” she said, adding that powering down can mean meditation, breath work or stepping into a warm shower.“We’re so devoted to [alarms for] when we wake up. We have much less awareness about our bedtime,” she said.Overall, try to use your phone as a tool to increase your sense of serenityPelayo stressed that when it comes to smartphone use before bed, the end goal should be reaching a sense of serenity after you check your phone. If using it for meditation before sleep achieves that goal, great. If watching TikTok helps you get there, that’s great, too.“The phone can be a great tool if you’re worried about getting up late for work or missing an early morning flight,” he said. In those cases, your phone can serve as an alarm clock and help you drift off to sleep knowing that you’ll be woken up at the necessary time in the morning.If you use your phone as a tool to feel safe and prepared — or tucked in — for a good night’s sleep, then phone use before bed isn’t a problem. If you use your phone as a way to block out bothersome thoughts, you likely won’t be met with a restful evening of sleep.Pelayo stressed that those who use their phone up until bedtime and even in bed shouldn’t feel ashamed. When used in the right way, it can be a helpful tool for many as they drift off to sleep.Related...Vital Exhaustion Isn't Just Bad For Your Brain, But Your Body TooHow Tidying Your Home Can Clear Your MindThese Needle Phobics Had The Vaccine, Here's How They Coped
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Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Despite its relentless promotion of 5G phones and the fact that it spent more than $45 billion bidding on a new faster spectrum, Verizon support now is advising people on Twitter to turn off their phones’ 5G access to preserve battery life. In a Sunday morning tweet, Verizon support helpfully suggested that “one way to help conserve battery life is to turn on LTE” if users found their batteries were “draining faster than normal.” That step would, of course, turn off 5G in a phone that has it available. It’s also worth pointing out that you don’t actually “turn on LTE” when doing this step — LTE is always enabled as a fallback for the 5G network. But Verizon is obviously being cautious so as not to actually tell its customers to “turn... Continue reading…
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The social platform was previously implicated as a tool in the military's persecution of the Muslim minority Rohingya population.
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(University College London) Experts analysing crime and car accident data in Mexico City found a surprisingly high level of synchronicity between the two on a weekly cycle, suggesting that applying more resources to prevent road accidents would improve crime rates by enabling more efficient policing.
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(Rice University) Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have received funding for up to $1 million to develop a real-time electronic sensor able to detect minute amounts of the airborne virus that causes COVID-19 infection.
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Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The developers of audio chat room app Clubhouse plan to add additional encryption to prevent it from transmitting pings to servers in China, after Stanford researchers said they found vulnerabilities in its infrastructure. In a new report, the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) said it confirmed that Shanghai-based company Agora Inc., which makes real-time engagement software, “supplies back-end infrastructure to the Clubhouse App.” The SIO further discovered that users’ unique Clubhouse ID numbers —not usernames— and chatroom IDs are transmitted in plaintext, which would likely give Agora access to raw Clubhouse audio. So anyone observing internet traffic could match the IDs on shared chatrooms to see who’s talking to each other, the... Continue reading…
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Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is investigating money transfer app Venmo over the way it handles collections, a new regulatory filing shows. First reported by The Wall Street Journal, the filing shows Venmo owner PayPal received a Civil Investigative Demand from the CFPB on January 21st, “related to Venmo’s unauthorized funds transfers and collections processes, and related matters.” PayPal said in a statement emailed to The Verge that it was working “productively with the CFPB to provide information, as requested, on our practices and processes.” The statement added that Venmo “remains deeply committed to its compliance obligations and the company works closely with regulators around the world.” A Venmo user’s account may be... Continue reading…
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