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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2020, 04:08:26 PM »
Why Avi Schiffmann's, a 17-year-old Israeli nerd's, virus-tracking website is down now?
Re: https://www.shodan.io/search?query=ncov2019.live
It kicks up "Error 502 Ray ID: 58672cbeeb61fa40 • 2020-04-19 14:04:27 UTC
Bad gateway" for me, that means Browser OK, Cloudflare Amsterdam OK, website error.

Read: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/avi-schiffmann-interview-the-teenage-tech-genius-who-built-a-coronavirus-tracking-website-78rvd093v (visit via archive: https://archive.is/HgUlQ)

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2020, 06:27:03 AM »
How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic
Study indicates Facebook is rife with bogus cures and conspiracy theories that remain on the platform long enough to put millions of people at risk
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/facebook_coronavirus_misinformation/
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2020, 03:12:12 PM »
Amazon will scan their workers for fevers (apparently as a possible COVID-19 symptom)
Will this come to a workplace near you? Maybe this will be part of an app on your device.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-cameras/exclusive-amazon-deploys-thermal-cameras-at-warehouses-to-scan-for-fevers-faster-idUSKBN2200HT

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2020, 04:08:54 PM »
Amazon will scan their workers for fevers (apparently as a possible COVID-19 symptom)
Will this come to a workplace near you? Maybe this will be part of an app on your device.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-cameras/exclusive-amazon-deploys-thermal-cameras-at-warehouses-to-scan-for-fevers-faster-idUSKBN2200HT

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That's not going to catch those that are asymptomatic.
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #109 on: April 21, 2020, 01:04:06 AM »
Hi bob3160,

You are so right there, as we can only establish someone could be a coronavirus infected person
well after the fact of him or her spreading the coronavirus
(sometimes we are a fortnight late getting aware of the fact someone actually has attracted corona).

Then we have mild cases where there is no immunity setting in,
and severe cases that have immunity after being healed/cured.
Then there is also severe under-testing within many communities.

What is the use of apps and deploying thermal cameras, even a lock-down,
when we are running constantly after the real facts with this our invisible enemy?

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2020, 07:34:43 AM »
What you need to know about government contact tracing apps
Several countries are planning or have rolled out smartphone-based contact tracing apps. What does this mean for our privacy?
https://blog.avast.com/what-to-know-about-government-contact-tracing-apps
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2020, 04:21:48 AM »
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How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic
Study indicates Facebook is rife with bogus cures and conspiracy theories that remain on the platform long enough to put millions of people at risk

Facebook can flatten the curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic by shutting down. How 'bout that? Shut down all the false information, and it's mainly false information. Video game addiction is very real, too, and sales are up. I've noticed ads on TV for all kinds of new apps and devices to put in your home. Let's download them, don't bother reading the terms or privacy policy(s).

Government? Ain't no such thing as privacy anymore in this country or anywhere else. No one seems to give a rats patootie. Don't get me started on people freely volunteering every private detail of their lives online.  ???

Here is a link to Steve Schmidt on MSNBC yesterday afternoon, April 22, 2020. This was after the daily news conference. The first 6 minutes are good. He was on a roll, but hits the nail right on the head.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYbnrdIwXns

This virus is no joke. There's so much we don't know about it. It's new to the human race. Our lives are changing right now in ways that will never be the same. Get ready.


 

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #112 on: April 23, 2020, 06:41:30 AM »
6 ways for businesses to stay protected from COVID-19 cyber scams
https://blog.avast.com/six-tips-for-keeping-your-employees-and-operations-safe
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #113 on: April 23, 2020, 06:15:55 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #114 on: April 23, 2020, 10:58:17 PM »
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #115 on: April 24, 2020, 06:54:00 AM »
CNN, People Magazine and CNBC News sites faked to promote phony pandemic survival book
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #116 on: April 24, 2020, 01:28:55 PM »
What about Apple's and Google's liability for further contract-tracing Big Brother action after era of COVID-19 danger ends?

https://www.hawley.senate.gov/senator-hawley-calls-google-apple-ceos-commit-be-personally-liable-protecting-privacy-covid-19

Europe also seems eager to embrace the Google and Apple project for the EU a.s.a.p.
https://www.golem.de/news/corona-app-apple-will-bluetooth-schnittstelle-frueher-bereitstellen-2004-148055.html

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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #117 on: April 24, 2020, 02:52:06 PM »
CNN, People Magazine and CNBC News sites faked to promote phony pandemic survival book
https://blog.avast.com/faked-websites-promote-pandemic-survival-book-avast
It's ironic that they faked what by many are considered fake news sites. :)
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Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
« Reply #118 on: April 24, 2020, 09:43:23 PM »
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.

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« Reply #119 on: April 24, 2020, 09:48:45 PM »
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.
;) ;) ;)
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