Day: March 27, 2020

Yeah, that Zoom app you’re trusting with work chatter? It lives with ‘vampires feeding on the blood of human data’

Doc Frown: Searls decries video-conferencing software’s ‘creepy’ closeness with ad tracking As the global coronavirus pandemic pushes the popularity of videoconferencing app Zoom to new heights, one web veteran has sounded the alarm over the app’s “creepily chummy” relationship with tracking-based advertisers.… …read more Source:: Register

Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

President Trump on Friday signed into law the largest economic stimulus package in modern American history, backing a $2 trillion measure that expands on a Republican proposal issue last week called the CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The New York Times reports: Under the law, the government will deliver…

Network of fake QR code generators will steal your Bitcoin

Nine malicious QR code generator sites have stolen $46,000 from users so far. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Astronauts could use their own pee to build future moon habitats – CNET

Scientists mix urea from urine with a moon soil substitute to make surprisingly sturdy 3D-printed structures. …read more Source:: CNet

Phone Calls Are Back in Fashion

Data shows that people all over the U.S. are doing the same thing. Verizon says it has seen an average of 800 million wireless calls daily on recent weekdays, nearly twice the volume of Mother’s Day. From a report: And we’re not just calling people more often, we’re talking on the phone for longer: AT&T…

Coronavirus and motorsport: Every major event impacted by COVID-19 – Roadshow

From Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar and more, we round up all the rescheduled dates and cancellations. …read more Source:: CNet

Pack your drone for adventure in this Lowepro backpack that’s 83% off – CNET

Regularly $105, Adorama is selling this backpack for the DJI Phantom for just $18, which may prompt you to wonder what other drones will fit. …read more Source:: CNet

Dwight Shrute and Rick Sanchez have coronavirus quarantine advice for you – CNET

A creative mashup video creatively strings together clips from The Office, Rick and Morty and more to remind us to wash our hands and stay home. …read more Source:: CNet

The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package gives benefits to gig workers – CNET

Independent contractors for companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart are now eligible for unemployment benefits. …read more Source:: CNet

Malicious USB Drive Hides Behind Gift Card Lure

Victims are being enticed to insert an unknown USB drive into their computers. …read more Source:: DarkReading