Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Reddit, and Twitter just said they're working together to fight coronavirus misinformation
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Facebook, Google, YouTube, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Reddit, and Twitter said they're working with each other and government health agencies to ensure people see accurate information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. The companies are hoping to combat fraudulent and harmful content on their platforms, according to a joint statement published on Facebook's website Monday. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a spike in fake news and profiteering that's testing the industry's ability to crack down on harmful content. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied reports that Facebook will share users’ smartphone location data. Zuckerberg was asked about sharing this data with the U.S. government to help fight the coronavirus. The CEO said on a conference call it didn’t “make sense” to share that data without people...
Tech giant Google has discontinued the production of its midrange smartphones - Pixel 3 A and 3A XL.In a statement given to The Verge, Google said that the "Google Store has sold through its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 3A. For people who are still interested in buying Pixel 3A, the product is available from some partners while supplies last." The decision by the tech giant might bring disappointment for people seeking affordable Google smartphones. After the discontinuation of the Pixel 3A, the only mobile phone that the company now sells in its store is Pixel 4 which is its flagship phone released in October last year.
Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday, urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc. Ciara Lee reports
For Pro, Education, and Enterprise users of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, there used to be some perks. One benefit Home users didn't have was the ability to postpone major updates for up to a year. But now, Gizmodo reports Microsoft has quietly dropped the feature. Now, the optional delay has been shortened to 35 days, which is what Home users have. According to Microsoft, this change is intentional, and was made to 'prevent confusion.
Google is working on several new features including background blur, low-light mode and background replacement images for its video calling application Meet. Alike rival videoconferencing platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams, Google Meet users will be able to either choose their own image or pick from several default options. Google confirmed to The Verge that in addition to background blur and background replacement images, real-time captioning, low-light mode, hand-raising, and a tile view of up to 49 meeting participants will be rolled out to the consumer version of Meet. Google integrated Meet into Gmail last month, adding a sidebar link and making meetings of up to 100 people with no time limits available to anyone with a Google account.
Alexis Ohanian's social media platform Reddit is built around people's desire to make their voices heard by posting and commenting. Sometimes, though, the heat of a lively online debate can lead to rash statements one might regret later. According to Business Insider, there are two ways to delete your Reddit history. The first way is to go to the 'Overview' section of your profile and delete any or all of your posts.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the UK government's "shambolic decision making", explaining the Scottish government had been given "little or no notice" of airbridge proposals ahead of today's announcement. The Scottish government have not signed up to the airbridge arrangement. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Travellers have responded positively to news that the government has established airbridges with several nations, meaning people returning to England from several destinations will not have to quarantine upon arrival. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for "guarantees of delivery, not just warm words" from the government's Covid-19 economic recovery plan, claiming the Conservative party had a history of making promises without taking action.
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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, who travelled to Greece despite the barring of direct entry from the UK. Mr Shapps said that Mr Johnson would have to quarantine upon return to the UK and that the travel complied with Foreign Office advice to only make essential international journeys. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the government are being "very cautious" about the introduction of airbridge arrangements, which allow travellers to move freely without quarantine restrictions upon return to England. Mr Shapps expressed that delays to the announcement were due to ongoing discussions with other UK nations. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Joe Biden is running for President and he's being backed by some serious money people. Forbes reports that a total of 94 billionaires or their spouses have donated to Biden's presidential campaign. Who are Biden's big donors? Business Insider reports that billionaires behind Netflix, SlimFast, Hyatt hotels, LinkedIn, and Star Wars all donated various amounts to Biden's election bid. Some of Biden's billionaire donors gave only the maximum allowed to his campaign committee $2,800.
Indian Army organised a tour for school students in Srinagar under outdoor classroom learning experience. The visit was named as 'Know Your Army' tour. The students of Army Goodwill School (AGS) Hanzik visited JAK LI Regimental Centre. The tour was organised to develop interests and abilities of students with an aim to broaden the horizon of learning and break the monotonous schedule amid COVID-19 pandemic. Around 93 students participated in the tour. The students were shown a movie on history of rising of the centre and its gallantry achievements. This tour helped in expansion of outlook among students and developed a great understanding of functioning of Indian Army. Such opportunities assist in building social experience and holistic development of personality of students.
Kroger is giving its employees access to an at-home COVID-19 testing kit. Employees will video chat with a medical professional while taking the test to ensure proper sample collection. Employees will then send the test sample to a lab via overnight shipping. They will receive results within 24 to 48 hours, according to Business Insider. Kroger is giving its employees access to the free at-home COVID-19 tests starting this week.
Financial planning isn't about making perfect decisions with your money. No one is perfect and mistakes are bound to happen. Business Insider spoke to financial experts and compiled a list of simple things people can do to protect their finances. Get control over preparedness and reaction. If it's hard to save, try setting up micro-goals to hold yourself accountable every day. Money management is an ongoing task, and people are better off striving for consistency than perfection.
By now, pretty much everyone should know that frequent handwashing is a good thing to do--especially in a pandemic. But that's not always possible, and sometimes stores have already been emptied of hand sanitizer. So, why not make your own? After all, you probably already know how to make your own banana bread and sourdough starter! According to Business Insider, the recipe for homemade sanitizer is simple, but the proportions have to be correct for it to work well.
John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. He served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014. Business Insider reports that the former governor won a handily, 60% to 40%. Hickenlooper will now face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.
Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats' campaign arm. She defeated Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Business Insider reports that McGrath positioned herself as a pro-Trump Democrat. Her eye-catching ads and national Democrats' widespread dislike of McConnell made her one of the top fundraisers of the cycle.
CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Tests Positive For Coronavirus The "Cuomo Prime Time" host confirmed the news on Twitter. Chris Cuomo, via Twitter He will continue hosting his 9 P.M. program from home. Cuomo's..