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Hashtag Trending – WhatsApp changes; Huawei assists Canada with mask shortages; Zoombombing is a crime
WhatsApp puts heavy restrictions on forwarded messages to try to stop the spread of coronavirus misinformation, Huawei…
Hashtag Trending – Turning brain activity into text; Zoom CEO says sorry on CNN; Stop burning 5G towers
Researchers find a way to translate brain activity into text, Zoom goes on CNN to say the company might have made some mistakes when it comes to privacy on its platform, and please, please, stop burning 5G towers.
Schools in New York get cold feet about Zoom, Skype introduces video meetings with no sign-up, and ways to make video chats let’s painful for those who don’t like staring at their own mug.
Zoom gets dunked on some more because of multiple reported security and privacy issues, Softbank says no to a $3B deal with WeWork, and details surface about a viral video on TikTok.
Hashtag Trending – Whistleblower uncovers surveillance program; Instacart strike; Streaming struggles
A whistleblower unearths a new Saudia Arabia mass surveillance program, delivery workers are asking for better support during the pandemic, and streaming services are seeing record use.
Social distancing ruins a group of hackers’ cyberattack plans, Zoom removes the code that sends data to Facebook after everyone pointed it out, and there’s no shortage of chatter about the increased strain the internet is experiencing right now.
Edward Snowden issues a strong warning about surveillance in the wake of COVID-19, people are figuring out that Zoom shares data with Facebook even if users don’t have an account with the social media platform, and Amazon solicits public donations to pay workers’ sick leave.
Hashtag Trending – WeWork wants you back; More Amazon workers test positive for COVID-19; UPS Wingcopter
WeWork is doing its best to entice people to work from its locations again with money, more Amazon workers test positive for COVID-19, and a flying UPS delivery wingcopter is turning heads on social media.
Hashtag Trending – Gates says US botched COVID-19 response; Snopes overwhelmed; Plague Inc. flips the script
Bill Gates says the US acted too late to avoid a lockdown; Snopes scales back due to overwhelming coronavirus misinformation; Plague Inc. flips the script on the virus.
Hashtag Trending – 3D-printed ventilators; Drones yell at people to stay indoors; Banning targeted ads
It’s the rise of 3D-printed ventilators, drones are being deployed and programmed to yell at people not practising social distancing, and a story about targeted ads blows up on Reddit.
People are worried over the strain COVID-19 is putting on the internet, YouTube and Netflix reduce their streaming resolutions in response to spikes in traffic, and Tech’s Big 5 lost a lot of money in one month.
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Hashtag Trending – Amazon confirms its first COVID-19 case; A stern warning from Twitter; Trudeau unveils $82B aid package
Amazon confirms its first known coronavirus case in an American warehouse, Twitter is not messing around when it comes to stopping the spread of misinformation, and Justin Trudeau unveils an $82B aid package for Canadians and small businesses.
Hashtag Trending – Amazon goes on hiring spree; Apple slapped with massive fine; invisible censorship
Amazon goes on a hiring spree to keep up with online orders, Apple gets slapped with a $1.23 billion fine, and TikTok tells its moderators to suppress posts from “ugly people”.