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Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

With rallies and canvassing on ice, 2020 election campaigns are rapidly turning to peer-to-peer texting, which isn‘t the panacea it appears to be.

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A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Plus: An evacuated aircraft carrier, Iranian hackers, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it!

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Jean-Luc Picard is the Captain We Need Right Now

The CBS All Access show ‘Picard‘ is a reminder of the flawed perfection of the Star Trek character.

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With Sports on Hold, Restless Gamblers Turn to Videogames

With sports seasons suspended, the billion-dollar betting industry has set its sights on digital arenas.

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9 Easy Mess-Free Indoor Activities and Creative Ideas for Kids

Need to keep the kids busy while you work at home? Here are some ideas that won‘t leave your house looking like it‘s been glitter bombed.

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The 16 Best Weekend Deals: Sonos Speakers, Nest Wifi, and More

Everyone‘s sheltering in place-might as well enjoy your social isolation with better sound and classic videogames.

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Japan Is Racing to Test a Favipiravir, a Drug to Treat Covid-19

Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.

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Turn Off Your Screen Time Notifications

It‘s just one more thing to feel bad about at a time when nothing feels particularly good.

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A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

They‘ve been patched, but the Safari vulnerabilities would have given an alarming amount of access.

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‘The Last of Us Part II‘ Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

The game‘s release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.

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The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But the CDC now says that masks are effective as an additional measure.

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Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.

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Wellness Influencers Sell False Promises As Coronavirus Fears Soar

Tips for staying active during the pandemic are one thing. But some influencers are pushing unscientific claims about "immunity boosting" merch.

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Google Reveals Location Data to Help the Coronavirus Response

The search giant is disclosing trends in visits to broad categories of places, as a tool for public health officials.

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The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

No, drinking water won‘t flush the virus out of your mouth. Here‘s how to inoculate yourself against bad Covid-19 information.

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As Health Anxieties Soar, Wellness Influencers Step In

Tips for staying active during the pandemic are one thing. But some influencers are pushing unscientific claims to sell "immunity boosting" products.

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So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

The service‘s mixed messages have frustrated cryptographers, as the US government and other sensitive organizations increasingly depend on it.

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Covid-19 Is Killing More Men Than Women-Here Are Some Theories

Scientists can‘t say for certain why the current pandemic is discriminating by sex, but it likely comes down to biology, lifestyle, and behavior.

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Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Donate, if you can. Everyone is trying to get by, but these nonprofits, retailers, and companies are directly helping make a difference against the novel coronavirus.

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Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

More than 4,000 Google Play apps let developers and advertisers collect a list of the user‘s other installed apps, no permission needed.

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The Right Gear for Your Home Tool Kit: Hammers, Screwdrivers, and More

Here‘s all the gear you need to handle any DIY job, from basic repairs to more ambitious home improvement projects.

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The ‘Resident Evil 3‘ Remake Seems Doomed to Fail

The latest reboot is trying to be a missing link, but it ends up being too much.

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Automation May Take Jobs-but AI Will Create Them

A Silicon Valley executive returns home to the rural South to see for himself the ways in which AI is affecting the local economy.

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