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Crew readies for space launch amid coronavirus restrictions


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:41:53 -0400

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A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts won't have family members at the launch site to cheer them on.

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Ford converts auto plant to ventilator factory


Created: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:51:28 -0400

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A Ford auto plant in Michigan is being converted from making car parts to making ventilators. Ford expects to start building the devices this month, ramping up to 7,200 a week. They've promised to deliver 50,000 by July 4, Kris Van Cleave reports.

Read more: Ford converts auto plant to ventilator factory


With more working from home, our Internet undergoes a stress test


Created: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:16:14 -0400

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There has been a dramatic rise (as much as 50%) in online traffic on residential networks that weren't built for data-heavy two-way video conference calls

Read more: With more working from home, our Internet undergoes a stress test


Google data tracks coronavirus lockdown movement


Created: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:54:38 -0400

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The internet giant's Community Mobility Reports show how social distancing has affected travel to places like supermarkets and parks.

Read more: Google data tracks coronavirus lockdown movement


Zoom looks to fix major security shortcomings


Created: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:24:00 -0400

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Zoom's CEO said conferencing company will freeze certain features for 90 days to work on strengthening its security.

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Amazon vows all warehouse workers will have face masks by next week


Created: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:30:08 -0400

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The company is also expanding its use of temperature checks to all its facilities, after a surge of worker complaints.

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Hackers target Zoom videoconference calls amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:18:52 -0400

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As millions of people are staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, videoconferencing technology has been the glue which has held the global community in contact. In recent weeks, programs like Zoom have received hundreds of millions of downloads worldwide, while also falling prey to cyberattacks. CBS News' Anna Werner and CNET senior producer Dan Patterson explain.

Read more: Hackers target Zoom videoconference calls amid coronavirus pandemic


FBI warns of online attacks on video conference app Zoom


Created: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:36:55 -0400

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The FBI is issuing a warning about Zoom, telling users that they could be victims of hacking that could come with pornographic or hateful messages. As people isolate at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing apps like Zoom are seeing their users skyrocket into the millions. Anna Werner looks into the perils that come with the app's new popularity.

Read more: FBI warns of online attacks on video conference app Zoom


Zoom CEO responds after calls hacked with slurs and porn


Created: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:34:10 -0400

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The popular app said its number of users has ballooned to hundreds of millions with people isolated at home under coronavirus precautions.

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California facility helps make face shields for medical workers


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:01:19 -0400

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In the race to meet the high demand for personal protective equipment, these 3D-printed face shields can serve as a lifeline for those on the frontlines battling COVID-19.

Read more: California facility helps make face shields for medical workers


NASA offers activities on its website for kids and adults


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:45:23 -0400

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NASA is offering some help to families who are quarantined during the coronavirus. The space agency's website has dozens of tutorials to fascinate any math, science and space lovers.

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Amazon fires worker who organized warehouse walkout


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:53:00 -0400

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New York City mayor and New York state Attorney General say they'll investigate if the firing was retaliatory.

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Marriott reveals second big data breach in two years


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:08:07 -0400

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Marriott said 5.2 million hotel guests may have had their personal information accessed dating back to mid-January.

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Amazon warehouse workers walk out over coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:39:00 -0400

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Workers in Staten Island, New York, say the e-commerce giant is not doing enough to protect them from getting sick.

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Can this simple ventilator help slow coronavirus death rate?


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:45:37 -0400

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The OxVent is comprised of three simple pieces: a control box, a transparent container with a pump inside, and a monitor used to track ventilation.

Read more: Can this simple ventilator help slow coronavirus death rate?


Screening site promised by Trump takes step toward expansion


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:09:51 -0400

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The Project Baseline website remains focused on just four California counties

Read more: Screening site promised by Trump takes step toward expansion


The 2020 Census: How our nation in counting on us


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:55:34 -0400

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The once-in-a-decade enumeration of everyone in America has been launched – and pandemic or not, the work of the Census Bureau will go on

Read more: The 2020 Census: How our nation in counting on us


How to live AND work at home without going stir crazy


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:13:41 -0400

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David Pogue offers advice on maintaining productivity and social relationships while observing social-distancing protocols (and yes, cats are allowed!)

Read more: How to live AND work at home without going stir crazy


U.S. Space Force launches billion-dollar military comms satellite


Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:22:00 -0400

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The flight was the first national security space launch under authority of the newly established U.S. Space Force — and completed during a deadly pandemic.

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WeWork refuses to close, claiming office-sharing "essential"


Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:27:00 -0400

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Provider of co-working space is offering bonuses of $100 per day to workers who commute to its locations.

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Extremists are using the coronavirus to recruit online


Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:47:07 -0400

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"People in desperate times embrace all sorts of ideas maybe they normally wouldn't ... and that's what extremists are providing: somebody to blame."

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"Most photographed" Wall St. trader has coronavirus


Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:37:00 -0400

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NYSE's Peter Tuchman said he is in good care and breathing fine in an update from his Instagram account.

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Amazon workers fear catching coronavirus on job


Created: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:47:34 -0400

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"I'm scared and feeling like they're trying to hide health risks from the workers," one company employee says.

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How to stay social and entertained during self-isolation


Created: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:28:26 -0400

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Americans across the nation are staying home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. People who are self-isolating are now looking for new ways to experience culture though virtual concerts, TV shows and podcasts. Dan Ackerman, senior managing editor of CNET, joins "CBS This Morning" to share some ideas for what you can do at home.

Read more: How to stay social and entertained during self-isolation


DJ D-Nice leads virtual dance parties on Instagram Live


Created: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:55:02 -0400

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The DJ is lifting spirits through his continuing series, "Homeschool at Club Quarantine" — and everyone is welcomed 🎧

Read more: DJ D-Nice leads virtual dance parties on Instagram Live


Amazon suspends 3,900 sellers for price gouging


Created: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:58:05 -0400

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Retailer also removed 500,000 items as it works to "combat those seeking to profit off the COVID-19 crisis."

Read more: Amazon suspends 3,900 sellers for price gouging


Poland quarantine app asks for selfie proof


Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:18:48 -0400

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App users will get a random request for a selfie and they have 20 minutes to upload it or else the police will pay them a visit

Read more: Poland quarantine app asks for selfie proof


Spirit of D.C.'s National Cherry Blossom Festival kept alive through livestream "Bloom Cam"


Created: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 09:56:58 -0400

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The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of many activities on the growing list of event cancellations across the nation due to coronavirus. But the National Park Service sought a way to keep the festivities going by livestreaming the blossoms through a "bloom cam." Nikole Killion reports.

Read more: Spirit of D.C.'s National Cherry Blossom Festival kept alive through livestream "Bloom Cam"


National Park Service offering virtual tours of closed parks


Created: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:59:16 -0400

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Climb up the Statue of Liberty, hike through Yosemite National Park and visit the Pyramids of Egypt — all from your computer.

Read more: National Park Service offering virtual tours of closed parks


1 in 3 new GoFundMe campaigns tied to coronavirus


Created: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:15:04 -0400

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"We have seen more activity than ever before," website's CEO Tim Cardogan said of coronavirus impact on fundraising.

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Steve Hartman's "Kindness 101," an online class to educate kids


Created: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:53:00 -0400

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We'll show some of my favorite "On the Road" stories and talk about the lessons within.

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Google's coronavirus screening website leads to 130 tests in first 3 days


Created: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:24:00 -0400

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"Building on learnings from these critical first few days, we expect an increase in our testing capacity in the coming days," the company behind the site said.

Read more: Google's coronavirus screening website leads to 130 tests in first 3 days


Amazon Prime Pantry temporarily shut on demand surge


Created: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:11:52 -0400

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Service that allows Prime members to order packaged groceries and other household items swamped amid coronavirus.

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Paper money shunned for fear of coronavirus


Created: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:11:00 -0400

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Health experts say handling cash is a "concern," but emphasize the risks of infection are low, especially when you wash your hands.

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The FBI thinks criminals will target 3 states with coronavirus scams


Created: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:20:39 -0400

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FBI anticipates criminals will use coronavirus to target three states with high rates of infection: Washington State, California and New York.

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NYSE temporarily closing trading floor to stem spread of virus


Created: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:09:00 -0400

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Wall Street's "Big Board" will move to all-electronic trades as a precaution after 2 people tested positive for COVID-19.

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Who's using Google and Facebook data in coronavirus fight?


Created: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:28:00 -0400

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The companies both say they will only provide anonymous information.

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Cybercriminals take advantage of coronavirus fears


Created: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:04:38 -0400

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Cybercriminals are taking advantage of a weary public amid fears over the global coronavirus pandemic. Scammers have created websites offering hard-to-get medical supplies for outrageous prices, and even radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to stop selling fake coronavirus cures. Catherine Herridge speaks to security experts at a global operations center about how they are tracking and combating the spike of coronavirus cybercrime.

Read more: Cybercriminals take advantage of coronavirus fears


SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites


Created: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:15:17 -0400

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SpaceX has now launched 360 internet satellites in a planned constellation of thousands.

Read more: SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites


Facebook removing fake coronavirus news "quickly," Sheryl Sandberg says


Created: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:07:30 -0400

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Facebook partnered with the World Health Organization to fight false information about coronavirus.

Read more: Facebook removing fake coronavirus news "quickly," Sheryl Sandberg says


Your phone may be harboring coronavirus. Here's how to clean it.


Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:41:08 -0400

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Cellphones are a magnet for potentially harmful bacteria.

Read more: Your phone may be harboring coronavirus. Here's how to clean it.


Amazon to focus on "high demand" products amid coronavirus crisis


Created: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:27:50 -0400

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Ecommerce giant tells sellers it's reserving warehouse space for items like medical supplies and household goods.

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Online shopping crush has Amazon hiring 100,000 people


Created: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:27:27 -0400

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The company is having trouble keeping up with surge in demand as more Americans stay home and shop online.

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A parent's guide to the secret language of internet extremists


Created: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:27 -0400

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Rife with extremist rhetoric, racism and misogyny, these internet subcultures have a lingo all their own.

Read more: A parent's guide to the secret language of internet extremists


Are your kids being radicalized online?


Created: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:30:17 -0400

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"This is a really key lesson for parents: Our kids have things to teach us. We don't know more about the internet than they do," one mom said.

Read more: Are your kids being radicalized online?


"Flattening the curve": What it means for fighting coronavirus


Created: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 01:40:19 -0400

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"Flattening the curve" graphs are being shared across social media — but what does it actually mean, and how do we do it?

Read more: "Flattening the curve": What it means for fighting coronavirus


Suspensions for Uber, Lyft drivers and riders exposed to virus


Created: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:42:18 -0400

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Drivers and passengers could see their accounts suspended if they are at risk of getting COVID-19.

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U.S. must act to forestall damage from cyberattacks, commission says


Created: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:00:28 -0400

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The U.S. is at risk "not only from a catastrophic cyberattack but from millions of daily intrusions disrupting everything from financial transactions to the inner workings of our electoral system," a bipartisan commission finds.

Read more: U.S. must act to forestall damage from cyberattacks, commission says


"False personas" spread coronavirus misinformation online


Created: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:09:47 -0400

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As the coronavirus spreads across the world, misinformation about the virus is being shared online, and some of it could be coming from foreign governments. A top State Department official told the Washington Post last week that Russia has been creating "false personas" to spread misinformation on social media. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with more.

Read more: "False personas" spread coronavirus misinformation online


Rumors say cocaine and bleach can cure coronavirus — they can't


Created: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 22:07:11 -0400

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Millions of tweets and Facebook posts are peddling fake coronavirus cures. Don't believe them.

Read more: Rumors say cocaine and bleach can cure coronavirus — they can't

 
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