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Marriott says 5.2 million guest records stolen in another data breach [TechCrunch] Hackers accessed data on 5.2 million guests.

Authors fume as online library “lends” unlimited free books [Ars Technica] "It is a tarted-up piracy site," one author tweeted.

FDA introduces a new program to expedite deployment of potential coronavirus treatments [TechCrunch] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new program today that’s designed to foster close collaboration between public and private organizations in order to “bring coronavirus treatments to market as fast as possible,” according to U.S. Depart…

Tesla created a ‘public health risk’ by keeping car factory open, official said [The Verge] New emails between the Fremont, California chief of police and the company show Tesla fought to keep its electric car factory open even after it announced the shutdown. The emails help shed light on how and why Tesla’s factory stayed open despite a local shel…

Jedi Academy dev promises to fix mistake that let PC gamers slaughter console players [Ars Technica] PC players with 17 years experience joined brand-new console lobbies for easy kills.

FDA approves the emergency use of chloroquine for COVID-19 [Ars Technica] Move comes despite worries about lack of evidence, shortage for existing users.

Stocks post worst quarter since 2008 financial crisis [TechCrunch] The first quarter of 2020 ended with a whimper  — with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ posting their worst quarter in decades — as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty and volatility across all major stock market indices. …

We need to start modeling alternative futures [The Verge] Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Amy Webb, founder and CEO of The Future Today Institute about whether we could have predicted the COVID-19 outbreak, how it can change trends in the future, and how it may even accelerate trends like AI and cloud-bas…

OpenWRT code-execution bug puts millions of devices at risk [Ars Technica] A partial fix mitigates the risk, but the lack of encryption and other weaknesses remain.

Zoom’s privacy problems are growing as platform explodes in popularity [Ars Technica] Doing everything from home by video conference has its drawbacks and pitfalls.

OrbitFab secures National Science Foundation funding to propel its satellite refueling tech to space [TechCrunch] On-orbit satellite refueling technology is closer than ever to a practical reality, which could help immensely with the cost and sustainability of orbital businesses. Startup OrbitFab, a 2019 TechCrunch Battlefield finalist, is one of the companies working to…

FCC mandates strict caller ID authentication to beat back robocalls [TechCrunch] The FCC unanimously passed a new set of rules today that will require wireless carriers to implement an tech framework to combat robocalls. Called STIR/SHAKEN, and dithered over for years by the carriers, the protocol will be required to be put in place by su…

Maybe we shouldn't use Zoom after all [TechCrunch] After a year of security and privacy scandals, should we trust Zoom to keep our video calls private?

Comcast waiving data caps hasn’t hurt its network—why not make it permanent? [Ars Technica] Pandemic shows Comcast could kill data caps forever without ruining its network.

Dow Suffers Reversal as Goldman Sachs Suddenly Gets Even More Bearish [Crypto Coins News] The Dow Jones suffered a reversal after Goldman Sachs suddenly grew even more bearish on its outlook for the U.S. economy.

Apple acquires Dark Sky weather app, and that’s bad news for Android users [Ars Technica] The app is already listed as Apple-made in the App Store.

Study: Future astronauts could use their own urine to help build moon bases [Ars Technica] Urea could serve as plasticizer for making concrete-like material out of lunar soil.

No proof of a Houseparty breach, but its privacy policy is still gatecrashing your data [TechCrunch] Houseparty has been a smashing success with people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic who still want to connect with friends. The group video chat app, interspersed with games and other bells and whistles, raises it above the more mundane Zooms and …

Apple’s new MacBook Air and Mac Mini are already discounted [Ars Technica] By $50 and $100, respectively. Dealmaster also has Switch gadget deals and more.

Facebook launches a global version of its Community Help feature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic [TechCrunch] Facebook first launched its Community Help feature in 2017, to give users a way to offer assistance, search for and receive help in the wake of a crisis. The feature has since been used to connect Facebook users after man-made, accidental, and natural disaste…

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