Day: April 23, 2020

Rolling Stones release song partially recorded in coronavirus isolation – CNET

Living in a Ghost Town video features shots of empty London and LA streets. …read more Source:: CNet

Why Consumers, SMBs Are Likely to Fall for Coronavirus Scams

Data reveals both a lack of skepticism and a willingness to engage with emails crafted to seem like government communications. …read more Source:: DarkReading

1 In 5 New Yorkers May Have Had COVID-19, Antibody Tests Suggest

One of every five New York City residents tested positive for antibodies to the coronavirus, according to preliminary test results described by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday, suggesting the virus had spread far more widely than known. The New York Times reports: The results also provided the tantalizing prospect that many New Yorkers who…

Amazon reportedly used data from sellers to develop competing products – CNET

The alleged practice would conflict with statements by the company that it doesn’t use information from third-party sellers for private-label products. …read more Source:: CNet

Get the excellent Eero 2019 3-piece mesh router for $199 with a free Echo Dot – CNET

Finally, you can cover every square inch of your home in Wi-Fi. …read more Source:: CNet

Bing Disables ‘Trending’ Feature After Wildly Inappropriate Results

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft has shut down a feature in its Bing search engine that shows popular articles from major websites after Ars Technica reported that the feature was showing wildly inappropriate results from the stock photo site Shutterstock. How inappropriate? Well, here are a couple of screenshots I…

Enterprises are getting more high-risk calls as fraudsters exploit COVID-19

Americans are being impacted by this fraud-filled crisis as bad actor activity escalates. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google says no more shady anonymous web ads – if you want your billboard up, you’ve got to show us some valid ID

Um, it wasn’t doing this already? That explains a lot On Thursday Google said it will require all advertisers on its platforms to verify their identities, an initiative that aims to make online advertising more transparent by allowing people to see who paid for internet pitches.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Intel reports strong Q1 with solid growth in cloud service provider sales

Sales from Intel’s Data Center Group grew 43 percent year-over-year, including 53 percent growth in cloud service provider revenue. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Insect Numbers Down 25% Since 1990, Global Study Finds

The biggest assessment of global insect abundances to date shows a worrying drop of almost 25% in the last 30 years, with accelerating declines in Europe that shocked scientists. From a news report: The analysis combined 166 long-term surveys from almost 1,700 sites and found that some species were bucking the overall downward trend. In…