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Stimulus check scams, sanitize food deliveries, spying bosses and more : Tech Q&Aspying bosses and more : Tech Q&A

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital.

5 Apr 2020 1:30 pm
UK cell towers torched after bizarre conspiracy theory links 5G to coronavirus pandemic

Cell towers in the U.K. have reportedly been set on fire in the wake of a bizarre conspiracy theory that links 5G communications technology to the coronavirus pandemic.

5 Apr 2020 4:16 am
NYC schools told not to use Zoom for distance learning amid security concerns, reports say

Teachers in city schools in New York City have been told not to use the Zoom video conferencing technology for distance learning amid security andprivacy concerns, according to media reports.

4 Apr 2020 11:54 pm
7 incredibly useful sites you might not know about to get things done during this pandemic

Imagine if this pandemic had happened 10 or 15 years ago when the internet, along with our population, wasnt as adept as it is today. Thankfully, we have tremendous tools at our fingertips that allow us to continue working, learning, and thriving. But with the good comes the bad.

4 Apr 2020 1:30 pm
Amid coronavirus crisis, experts detect dramatic hacks on the WHO and negligent security precautions

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has become the target of an array of cybersecurity attacks but recent efforts to hack into the system have some cybersecurity experts especially concerned.

4 Apr 2020 3:00 am
Google data reveals massive plunge in movement, the communities obeying coronavirus orders

Google location data released Friday presents a stark picture of how the coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives of more than 3.9 billion people -- half the world's population -- who are under some form of lockdown, causing massive shifts in human behavior.

4 Apr 2020 12:45 am
Top tips on how to make working from home safe

With more Americans working from home, its critical to make your home office secure.

3 Apr 2020 10:12 pm
Amazon lawyer, at Jeff Bezos-attended meeting, portrays fired worker as not smart or articulate

An Amazon exec tried to denigrate a former employee at its Staten Island fulfillment center after the worker was fired, according to a report.

3 Apr 2020 8:04 pm
How to protect yourself against coronavirus online scams

Criminals are hard at worktakingadvantage of the population's mounting fears stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, warned computer security expert Alexander Garca-Tobar.

3 Apr 2020 7:36 pm
Prototype nasal swabs for coronavirus testing evaluated by US Army and Harvard

U.S. Army scientists and engineers have been working with Harvard University to design, prototype and evaluate new nasal swabs needed to test for COVID 19 -- as a way to address the current crisis with available coronavirus test kits and assess possibilities for large-scale production of new swab configurations.

3 Apr 2020 6:35 pm
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donates $100M to food banks as unemployment soars during coronavirus outbreak

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he plans to donate $100 million to food banks across America, which is currently facing a severe and steep economic downturn because of thecoronavirus epidemic.

3 Apr 2020 8:03 am
Google to lift ban on coronavirus-related advertising

Google will begin to lift its ban on coronavirus-related advertising this week in the wake of criticism from some Democrats that the company was helping the Trump administration spread false information about the pandemic.

3 Apr 2020 1:57 am
SpaceX bans its employees using Zoom over privacy concerns, report says

Elon Musks space company SpaceX has reportedly banned the use of Zoom video conferencing technology amid security andprivacy concerns.

3 Apr 2020 12:24 am
Best home office tech amid coronavirus stay-at-home orders

Now that most states have issued stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are scrambling to find the right office products.

2 Apr 2020 11:01 pm
Credit card skimming is new threat in coronavirus era

Credit card skimming is on the rise as online shopping explodes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

2 Apr 2020 8:36 pm
Coronavirus pandemic forces Amazon to boost safety measures, amid anger from politicians, workers

Amazonsaid it istaking increased safety measures, including checking temperatures of its associates, as the company is under fire from politicians and its own workersfor allegedly lax working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

2 Apr 2020 8:17 pm
FCC to enforce robocall crackdown by June 2021

Carriers will have until June of 2021 to implement strict new protocols protecting consumers from robocalls and scammers, the Federal Communications Commission announced.

2 Apr 2020 2:31 am
Pentagon modifies 1,500 contracts in coronavirus, small business support effort

The Pentagon is moving quickly on a mass modification of existing defense contracts to expedite support for COVID-19 response efforts and support economic growth for businesses.

1 Apr 2020 11:54 pm
Bill Gates says nationwide shutdown, more testing needed to 'save lives' and restart economy

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has been increasingly vocal about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, laid out three major steps the country must take to bring the virus to heel.

1 Apr 2020 11:39 pm
As usage booms amid coronavirus crisis, Zooms R&D presence in China under scrutiny

Zoom Video Communications, which is enjoying a boom in use as people flock to its service amid the coronavirus outbreak, is attracting attention over its R&D presence in China.

1 Apr 2020 10:24 pm
Coronavirus pandemic forces HHS to allow Apple FaceTime, Zoom, other apps for telehealth services

With the coronavirus pandemic upending everyday life, the Dept. of Health and Human Services has made the extraordinary announcement toallowvideo chat apps such as Apple's FaceTime andZoom for medical consultations.

1 Apr 2020 9:33 pm
Viral images show completely empty London because of coronavirus pandemic

Pictures of a completely empty London have gone viral as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the globe.

1 Apr 2020 9:30 pm
Amazon under fire after de Blasio calls for investigation over warehouse worker firing

AfterAmazonannounced it fired a worker at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse after he helped organize a walkout over itscoronavirus responses, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an investigation into the Jeff Bezos-led tech giant.

1 Apr 2020 6:26 pm
Tech company keeps tabs on how people socially isolate across the country

A tech company is monitoring smartphone data and grading American counties on a Social Distancing Scoreboard as authorities across the United States urge residents to socially isolate and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

1 Apr 2020 6:31 am
Stratolaunch to launch hypersonic vehicles from world's biggest airplane

Stratolaunch has announced a new use for the world's largest airplane.

1 Apr 2020 3:48 am
Zoom-bombing: FBI warns some teleconferences, online classrooms vulnerable to hackers

The FBI on Monday warned of a nationwide rise in so-called Zoom-bombing, or video hacking, as more people have turned to video-teleconferencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

1 Apr 2020 3:23 am
Facebook, Twitter delete some world leaders' posts over false information

Facebook and Twitter have deleted social media posts from BrazilianPresident Jair Bolsonaro that they deemed to be spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19.

1 Apr 2020 2:25 am
Americans say Internet or cell phone service interruption amid coronavirus would be a problem

As Americans turn to technology to get them through coronavirus-induced lockdowns, 93 percent say that any interruption to internet or cell phone service would be a problem in their daily life.

1 Apr 2020 2:01 am
Pentagon takes aim at coronavirus with 8,000 ventilators

The Pentagon has modified four existing contracts with defense industry partners to acquire and deliver 8,000 ventilators to various hard-hit locations around the country struggling to treat coronavirus patients.

1 Apr 2020 12:43 am
Coronavirus lockdown results in police stopping man from playing 'Pokmon GO'

Police in the U.K. have stopped a man playing Pokmon GO outdoors amid the countrys coronavirus lockdown.

31 Mar 2020 9:17 pm
Amazon fires Staten Island warehouse worker who wanted coronavirus protections

Amazon has fired a worker at its Staten Island, N.Y. warehouse after he helped organize a walkout over the company's coronavirus responses, alleging he put others at risk.

31 Mar 2020 6:54 pm
Amazon offers higher pay for switching to grocery work amid increased food demand

Amazon is trying to entice its own warehouse workers to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries with higher pay amid increased demand for food, an internal document reveals.

31 Mar 2020 2:17 am
How multi-beam Navy radar tracks several attacks at once

Emerging radar and signal processing technology is enabling Navy surface ships to achieve a ground-breaking measure of radar-detection range and precisionall --all while enabling ship defense systems to track and take out multiple threats at one time.

31 Mar 2020 2:04 am
Google commits over $800 million for coronavirus crisis response

Google is committing over $800 million to support health organizations and workers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and governments, to battle the global coronavirus pandemic.

31 Mar 2020 1:45 am
Coronavirus outbreak leads to nasal swabs being 3D-printed

3D-printing is being used to quickly produce in-demand items to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, including nasal swabs.

30 Mar 2020 8:39 pm
Coronavirus could be slowing in New York according to 'early signals in public data,' experts say

New York State and in particular, New York City, have been the hardest-hit regions in the U.S. as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. But recent data suggests that the area might be starting to see a turn that infections are slowing.

29 Mar 2020 9:53 pm
Sanitizing Amazon boxes, taking Uber and getting food properly during the coronavirus pandemic

Suddenly without much preparation, Americans were told to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. Remote working was no longer an option just for adventurous millennials. And parents were also asked to be full-time teachers.

28 Mar 2020 1:30 pm
Tech how-to: Pay using your phone at stores instead of your credit card

Think back just a month. It may have seemed obsessive-compulsive to wash your hands after every interaction. Now we know its one of the best ways you can protect yourself.

28 Mar 2020 5:25 am
Apple announces new coronavirus app and website

Apple on Friday announced a new COVID-19 app and website to help people stay informed and stay healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

28 Mar 2020 2:17 am
Frightening cellphone 'heat map' shows coronavirus' potential spread as spring break revelers went home

Heat maps that show cellphone location data in the U.S. paint a disturbing picture of the potential spread of coronavirus as the country grapples with lockdown meaures and tries to stem the virus' tide.

28 Mar 2020 1:32 am
With coronavirus pandemic affecting its operations, Facebook teaches users how to spot fake news

The tech giant, which had relied on human moderators and artificial intelligence to remove fake news, is giving its more than 2 billion users around the world tips on what to look for.

27 Mar 2020 10:02 pm
Hackers could exploit the shift to working from home, experts say

The enforcement of mandatory work-from-home policies has openednew doors for hackers, according to experts.

27 Mar 2020 8:47 pm
Jeff Bezos says Amazon working with WHO in battle against coronavirus pandemic

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant is working directly with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a number of different capacities as the world attempts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

27 Mar 2020 6:58 pm
Italian engineers help coronavirus patients by harnessing snorkel masks for CPAP machines

Italian engineers create a new design to help coronavirus patients breathe, using snorkel masks.

27 Mar 2020 7:21 am
Couple uses 3D printers to help protect health care workers for free

As healthcare workers across the country confront a shortage of personal protective equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one central New York couple has found a solution: print them.

27 Mar 2020 4:12 am
Navy ships seek to stop missile, drone and surface attacks -- all at once

How would the U.S. Navy stop a massive, coordinated, multi-pronged weapons attack?

27 Mar 2020 3:44 am
Map shows America's social distancing behavior state by state

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, new data shows how the behavior of Americans has shifted dramatically in some states.

27 Mar 2020 2:13 am
Google sees 350 percent increase in phishing websites during COVID-19 pandemic, report reveals

Hackers have been trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis, as a new report reveals a 350 percent increase in phishing websites over the last three months.

26 Mar 2020 11:12 pm
3D-printing technology battles coronavirus outbreak

As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, experts are harnessing 3-D printing technology in an effort to make in-demand items, such as components for masks and face shields.

26 Mar 2020 10:44 pm