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NASA Says Data From Cassini Probe May Help Explain Saturn’s Atmospheric Mystery

NASA Says Data From Cassini Probe May Help Explain Saturn

The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants — Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune — are hot, just like Earth’s. But unlike Earth, the Sun is too far from these outer planets to account for the high temperatures. Their heat source has been one of the great mysteries of …

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Facebook Draws on User Data to Help Battle Coronavirus

Facebook Draws on User Data to Help Battle Coronavirus

Facebook on Monday said it is providing anonymous data about users’ movements and relationships to help researchers better anticipate where the coronavirus might spread. The leading online social network is augmenting maps on “population movement” with tools to glean insights in ways that still protect people’s privacy, according to a …

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U.S. Children With Coronavirus Are Less Hard Hit Than Adults, First Data Shows

U.S. Children With Coronavirus Are Less Hard Hit Than Adults, First Data Shows

Children make up a very small proportion of American coronavirus cases so far and are significantly less likely to become seriously ill than American adults, according to a preliminary report on the first wave of coronavirus cases in the United States. But some have become very sick, and at least …

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Google and Facebook are using aggregated location data to track lockdown effectiveness

Google and Facebook are using aggregated location data to track lockdown effectiveness

Google continues to contribute to coronavirus response efforts by leveraging some of its most honed tools — tracking and data collection. The company will now be using its technology to deliver new “COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports.” These reports will show just how responsive the populace is to measures aimed at …

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India Sees a Huge Drop in Visits to Public Places, Google Data Reveals

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Google has released a mobility report measuring the response to social distancing measures taken by governments around the world, including India, using location data from its users. Scores of countries have asked their citizens to stay at home and locked down public spaces. In its report for India, the trends …

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Google Data Shines Light on Whether Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide Are Working

Google Data Shines Light on Whether Coronavirus Lockdowns Worldwide Are Working

Alphabet’s Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. The analysis of location data from billions of Google users’ phones …

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Zoom Meeting IDs Can Be Guessed by This Automated Tool; Company Removes Feature Displaying LinkedIn Data

Zoom Meeting IDs Can Be Guessed by This Automated Tool; Company Removes Feature Displaying LinkedIn Data

Zoom has claimed to have shifted its focus towards user privacy and security, and the company recently even started restricting uninvited attendees from virtual meetings. However, security researchers are able to highlight its loopholes through an automated tool that can bypass the measures and find 100 Zoom meeting IDs in …

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Gold Prices Subdued On Firm Dollar Ahead Of US Data Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Gold Rate Jumps To Record High Amid Weakness In Rupee

Gold has declined nearly 0.5% so far this week Gold prices were subdued on Friday as the dollar strengthened, but they were stuck in a narrow range ahead of US nonfarm payrolls data that could provide further clarity on the economic damage from the coronavirus. Spot gold was down 0.2 …

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US carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout (Update: Mint free data extension)

US carriers forgiving late payments, bolstering benefits during coronavirus fallout (Update: Mint free data extension)

Cellular carriers have earned many negative impressions over the years for poor billing practices, unfair contracts, and some dubious attempts to insert themselves where they might not belong; but there’s no denying that they have a good track record for giving a little back in times of crisis. In light …

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Gold Price Spikes As US Joblessness Data Lifts Safe-Haven Demand For Yellow Metal

Coronavirus Crisis: Gold Price Spikes As US Joblessness Data Lifts Safe-Haven Demand

Spot gold gained 1.3% to $1,610.68 per ounce Gold prices jumped over 1 per cent on Thursday, as record high US jobless claims for a second week in a row intensified fears of economic damage due to the coronavirus and drove investors towards the safe-haven metal. Spot gold gained 1.3 …

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