Trump’s Biggest Supporters Think The Coronavirus Is A Deep State Plot

The World Health Organization is still declining to call the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but the number of infections and deaths continue to climb as the disease spreads. Public health authorities are split about whether containing or mitigating the virus is the best option — but both depend on whether President Donald Trump and his most conspiracy-addled followers can be …

Microsoft Issues Financial Warning Because of Coronavirus

SEATTLE — Microsoft on Wednesday said its sales in the current quarter would be lower than it had previously predicted because of coronavirus-related disruptions in Chinese manufacturing. While its fast-growing cloud computing business is not affected, the company said its personal computing business, which includes Windows installations and its Surface laptops and tablets, would record lower sales than it told …

Why hackers love email as top phishing target to steal your data

CLOSE SAN FRANCISCO – Despite all the attention given to phishing attacks, and high profile hacks, email still remains the number one place where victims fall prey to bad guys.  Business email getting compromised “is one of the oldest tricks in the book, and super effective,” says Sam Small, the chief security officer for ZeroFOX, a firm that helps enterprises …

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer February 25, 2020, 11:40 PM 5 min read NEW YORK — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening …

A Market Pandemic – WSJ

The World Health Organization (WHO) still hasn’t declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic, but you wouldn’t know it from Monday’s convulsions in financial markets. The economic slowdown that started in China is now infecting global supply chains, and the economic harm may be broader than predicted. The trigger for the 3.5% or so plunge in stock indexes was a …

The Guy Behind “Homeless Hotspots” Now Works For Bloomberg

In 2012, the biggest story to come out of South by Southwest Innovation, the tech conference held in Austin, was “Homeless Hotspots.” It was a project by an ad agency that gave 4G hotspots to 13 men without housing in the city to offer Wi-Fi to festivalgoers. The project was immediately slammed by press and attendees as dystopian and a …

How Technology Is Changing the Future of Higher Education

This article is part of our latest Learning special report. We’re focusing on Generation Z, which is facing challenges from changing curriculums and new technology to financial aid gaps and homelessness. MANCHESTER, N.H. — Cruising to class in her driverless car, a student crams from notes projected on the inside of the windshield while she gestures with her hands to …

Twitter removed 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts breaking its rules

CLOSE President Trump’s campaign manager deleted a tweet of Air Force One at Daytona 500 after Twitter users pointed out the photo was from 2004. USA TODAY Twitter took steps to get rid of dozens of accounts supporting Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday for breaking its rules, according to media reports. The social networking site claimed that the accounts …

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a decade ago, and student activists increasingly have learned from one another’s tactics …

Warren’s Super PAC Pivot – WSJ

Elizabeth Warren’s website promises she will “disavow any Super PAC formed to support her.” That promise has been central to the Senator’s campaign vow of non-association with the dastardly rich. Yet a Super PAC—an independent political group that can take unlimited contributions—is now running a TV ad spot supporting Ms. Warren’s flagging candidacy in Nevada. After Wednesday’s debate, Ms. Warren …