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Real-time data is showing that the coronavirus is causing ‘widespread’ economic damage

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Servers wear masks as musicians play in the street for patrons of the 1803 restaurant in lower Manhattan during phase 3 of the coronavirus pandemic on July 09, 2020 in New York. Roy Rochlin | Getty Images Surging coronavirus cases......
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Here’s An Infographic Showing How Anyone Can Disappear From The Internet Completely

In this day and age, huge portions of many people’s lives are lived here on the interwebs. More particularly, on social networking sites. According to research conducted by “We Are Social,” at the beginning of 2020, there were approximately 3.8 billion active social media users in the world. In other......
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Pompeo takes aim at Chinese tech firms over data theft concerns

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the Trump administration would seek......
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CDC director says there’s no data children drive coronavirus spread — but the U.S. isn’t testing many kids

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield said Wednesday there’s no evidence that children drive the spread of the coronavirus, but that’s likely because the U.S. hasn’t tested enough kids to know one way......
BBC Entertainment

New video format ‘halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Although 8K televisions are becoming more common, there is currently little content available in that resolution A new video-encoding technology that promises to cut data use by at least half has been announced, after three years of talks involving some of the tech industry’s......

TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests

New York Times
“We believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and support the right of people to express themselves without fear for their safety or other repercussions,” the statement added. The suspension of data reviews also applies to the messaging app WhatsApp, the company said. On Monday, a Google spokesman......
New York Times - World

Google, Facebook and Twitter Stop Hong Kong Data Requests

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The national security law, adopted in part to quash the antigovernment demonstrations that have smoldered in Hong Kong for more than a year, was introduced last week on the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese control. Though......

New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It is not illegal for lawmakers to apply for or accept Paycheck Protection Program money, and every office that responded to a request for comment for this story emphasized that the members had no role in the application process and......

Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

New York Times
Facebook said on Monday that it would temporarily stop processing Hong Kong government requests for user data as the company reviews a sweeping national security law that has chilled political expression in the city. The social network’s assessment of the law, which has already been used to arrest people who......
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European markets fall as virus concerns quell optimism over upbeat data

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here European stocks retreated on Friday as concern over a spike in U.S. coronavirus infections tempered the optimism arising from upbeat economic data out of the U.S., China and the euro zone. The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 0.6% by late morning,......

How campaigns are using data collection and microtargeting to reach voters

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here With the 2020 election just four months away, candidates are looking for new ways to reach voters. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined “Red and Blue”‘s Elaine Quijano to discuss how candidates are using data collection and what’s changed......
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Ohio Loves Its Fireworks Like Few Other States, According to Sales Data

There’s nothing quite like sipping on an ice cold grape soda and eating a hot dog that’s definitely overcooked. It’s even better to do that outside on July 4 while shooting off fireworks that may or may not have been smuggled in from Indiana or Pennsylvania, enjoying a romantic evening......
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Jobs data for June could show strong rehiring ahead of the latest virus wave

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Customers dine outside at Via Carota restaurant in the West Village, New York City, June 26, 2020. Noam Galai | Getty Images Economists expect nearly 3 million jobs were created in June, as companies rehired workers they let go when......
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Pfizer stock jumps after it reports positive data in early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration the American multinational pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer logo seen displayed on a smartphone with a computer model of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the background. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | Getty Images Pfizer shares jumped in premarket trading......
New York Times - Sports

Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes

New York Times
Rory Smith Germany’s privilege was also its risk. On May 16, the Bundesliga became the first major league in any sport in the world to tread gingerly into the light of the post-coronavirus world and attempt to play on. To some, it was a purely financial decision, evidence of soccer’s......
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Data ‘needed quicker’ to target local virus spikes

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Lockdown restrictions have been reintroduced in Leicester following a rise in coronavirus cases The government must provide vital data more quickly to local authorities to help them deal with Covid-19 spikes in their areas, doctors say. The comments from the British Medical Association follow......

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