Apple Watch may help in the fight against COVID-19

The Apple Watch and other smart wearables may have an important part to play in the struggle against COVID-19 and should help businesses provide better healthcare protection to staff. Wearables can predict infection Two recent independent studies from Mount Sinai Health System and Stanford University show that Apple Watch and …

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For Microsoft’s January patches, no all-clear (yet)

I’m not ready to give an all-clear to the security patches released Jan. 12, and I want to warn you about one specific update that is affecting HyperV servers and some consumer level workstations.   KB4535680, also known as Security update for Secure Boot DBX: January 12, 2021, makes improvements …

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Peloton’s Rapid Rise Is Threatened by Its Slow Delivery

“It’s like telling somebody you’re going to get a puppy and now you’re not,” Ms. Sinclair said. She gets frustrated now when she sees ads for Peloton and articles about the company’s founders and their lifestyles, she said. “They grabbed all of our money, and here they are getting put …

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Behind a Secret Deal Between Google and Facebook

The Wall Street Journal had reported on aspects of the draft complaint earlier. The swell of recent antitrust cases filed against Google and Facebook has cast a spotlight on lucrative deals among Big Tech. In October, the Justice Department sued Google and homed in on an agreement with Apple to …

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The Alternate Reality of Fringe Apps

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. After last week’s mob at the Capitol, Facebook, Twitter and Reddit shut down accounts where people spread false narratives of voter fraud or plotted the attack. Some of the discussions of conspiracy …

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When Tech Antitrust Failed – The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. If you’ve wondered recently why prices for e-books seem high, let me tell you why a failure of antitrust law might be (partly) to blame. A government antitrust lawsuit a decade ago …

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, was working remotely on a private island in French Polynesia frequented by celebrities escaping the paparazzi when a phone call interrupted him on Jan. 6. On the line was Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s top lawyer and safety expert, with an update from the …

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