New Site Collects Reports Of Anti-Asian American Sentiment Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 27, 2020 at 01:23PM Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, describes harassment, assault and microagressions against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. New Site Collects Reports Of Anti-Asian American Sentiment Amid Coronavirus Pandemic…

Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

March 27, 2020 at 09:01AM Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig workers who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic would get some relief under the proposed new $2 trillion federal rescue package. Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package…

Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation

March 27, 2020 at 01:55AM Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs and communications, says the company will work to remove coronavirus-related information that has the potential to cause physical harm. Facebook Steps Up Efforts To Combat The Spread Of Coronavirus Misinformation…

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

March 26, 2020 at 08:17PM Districts are scrambling to get remote learning lessons in place. But over half of students live near the poverty line, 14% have a learning disability, and some struggle just to find Internet access. The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One…

More Telework Also Means More Porn — And That’s Good News For Hackers

March 26, 2020 at 02:00PM Working from home can make employees more vulnerable to hackers — especially if they’re browsing websites they wouldn’t visit when the boss is watching. More Telework Also Means More Porn — And That’s Good News For Hackers…

How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

March 25, 2020 at 08:22PM NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg about the platform’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus. How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic…

A Etiquette Primer For Zoom And Other Videoconferencing Services

March 25, 2020 at 08:22PM Some people are just getting used to telework, and making blunders on tools such as Zoom — including going to the bathroom while your webcam is live. Here are some videoconference etiquette tips. A Etiquette Primer For Zoom And Other Videoconferencing Services…

A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud

March 25, 2020 at 09:00AM Often overshadowed online by his rivals, Joe Biden is holding virtual town halls and fundraisers. He’s also trying to compete for TV airtime as the country is consumed by a historic crisis. A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud…

Supercomputers Recruited To Hunt For Clues To A COVID-19 Treatment

March 24, 2020 at 03:09PM Scientists hope a machine can do what a person can’t: Quickly analyze every physical and chemical aspect of the coronavirus and sift through the world’s drugs for subtle clues that might prove useful. Supercomputers Recruited To Hunt For Clues To A COVID-19 Treatment…

A Playlist Tracking The Many New Tracks Being Written About The Coronavirus

March 23, 2020 at 08:43PM Spotify “data alchemist” Glenn McDonald has been regularly scanning the platform for new songs addressing the crisis, updating his master playlist along the way. A Playlist Tracking The Many New Tracks Being Written About The Coronavirus…

As Hanging Out Gets Difficult, More People Are Turning To Social Video Games

March 19, 2020 at 06:18PM New restrictions have placed limits on in-person gatherings. Online video games are proving popular as people look for a way to socialize during this time of social distancing. As Hanging Out Gets Difficult, More People Are Turning To Social Video Games…

Trump Invokes A Cold War Relic, The Defense Production Act, For Coronavirus Shortages

March 19, 2020 at 12:12AM A law that allows the executive branch to direct industrial production is being used to spur firms to step up their output of scarce items, such as face masks and ventilators. Trump Invokes A Cold War Relic, The Defense Production Act, For Coronavirus Shortages…

Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home

March 17, 2020 at 10:11PM Coronavirus life just got super real for parents. Many suddenly have the task of making sure their kids learn while adjusting to a new life of managing working exclusively from home. Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home …