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If coronavirus restrictions end prematurely, ‘President Trump will have blood on his hands,’ public health expert says

“You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the USA,” Trump said, again falsely stating coronavirus is no worse than flu. ...

Hackers tried to break into WHO, which faces more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks

Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel.

A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.

From reporting by ...

Trump doesn’t know what the US death toll from coronavirus is

He's just so ******.

Trump does not know how many people have died in the United States from coronavirus and COVID-19. The answer, for now, is 14.

President Trump doesn't know what the US death roll from coronavirus is (it's actually 14) pic.twitter.com/EG4vnYw4we

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 6, 2020

Also why ...

Investors used Clearview AI app as a personal toy for spying on public

“Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich.” That's the title of the New York Times piece, and that's the horrifying reality of how artificial intelligence and ****** recognition are already being used in ways that violate your expectations of privacy in the world.

Investors and clients of the ...

Bear that strolled through CA neighborhood is back in forest where he belongs

The large black bear in this video was observed ambling around a Monrovia, California neighborhood last Friday morning. The bear walked through residential lawns, driveways and rested in a nearby alley.

The Monrovia Police Department says officers observed the bear's activities, after people phoned in, and called state Department of Fish and Wildlife workers to the ...

Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now

Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers.

Facebook is considering ways to show when a paid campaign staffer shares a political post on the site, reports Julia Boorstin at ...

Google resists giving up emails, texts, & docs sought in state anticompetitive digital ad probe — reports

Reporting at the WSJ today says Alphabet/Google hasn't met the demands of state investigators to surrender emails, texts, and other documents in an ongoing anticompetitive digital-ad practices investigation.

Google is reluctant to surrender documents in the investigation of alleged anticompetitive practices, reports John D. McKinnon at The Wall Street Journal:

Google is resisting efforts to ...

Jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s health is improving, and he’s out of solitary – spokesman

Julian Assange, the jailed founder of Wikileaks, is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, said his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to reporters on Tuesday.

“I saw him about 10 days ago - he has improved thanks to the pressure from his legal team, the general public, and amazingly, actually from ...

Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won’t be classified as political ads

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes, which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry.

Facebook said Friday it will allow 'influencers' like FuckJerry to produce sponsored content for political campaigns, as long as the ...