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Hundreds of academics back privacy-friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps

Hundreds of academics back privacy-friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps  Hundreds of academics back privacy-friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps hundreds of academics back privacy friendly coronavirus contact tracing apps

Hundreds of academics across the world have welcomed efforts to introduce privacy-friendly contact tracing systems to help understand the spread of coronavirus. A letter, signed by nearly 300 academics and published Monday, praised recent announcements from Apple and Google to build an opt-in and decentralized way of allowing individuals to know if they have come…

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Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash

Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash  Coronavirus Could Change Our Relationship With Trash coronavirus could change our relationship with trash

Photo: GettyThe coronavirus caused Lauren Singer to do something she hasn’t done in eight years: she created waste. Singer is one of the activists most associated with the waste-free movement. She first went viral in 2014 when her annual direct trash production was so small, it fit in a single mason jar. Since then, she’s…

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First U.S. Dog Tests Positive for Coronavirus

First U.S. Dog Tests Positive for Coronavirus  First U.S. Dog Tests Positive for Coronavirus first us dog tests positive for coronavirus

A woman carrying her pug in New York City in early April.Photo: Getty ImagesAmid more reports of pets and other animals testing positive for the new coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines on social distancing this month to include our furry companions. However, there’s no evidence that pets are playing…

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Security lapse at India’s Jio exposed coronavirus symptom checker results

Security lapse at India’s Jio exposed coronavirus symptom checker results  Security lapse at India’s Jio exposed coronavirus symptom checker results security lapse at indias jio exposed coronavirus symptom checker results

Since the start of the outbreak, governments and companies have scrambled to develop apps and websites that can help users identify COVID-19 symptoms. India’s largest cell network Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance, launched its coronavirus self-test symptom checker in late March, just before the Indian government imposed a strict nationwide lockdown to prevent the further…

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Coronavirus found in men’s semen

Coronavirus found in men’s semen  Coronavirus found in men’s semen coronavirus found in mens semen

(CNN)The new coronavirus can persist in men's semen even after they have begun to recover, a finding that raises the possibility the virus could be sexually transmitted, Chinese researchers said Thursday. A team at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital tested 38 male …

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What to Do if You Get a Bill for Your Coronavirus Test

What to Do if You Get a Bill for Your Coronavirus Test  What to Do if You Get a Bill for Your Coronavirus Test what to do if you get a bill for your coronavirus test

Photo: Getty ImagesYou’re not supposed to get a bill for coronavirus tests. But as anyone who’s ever gotten a surprise medical bill can tell you, just because you’re not expecting to be charged doesn’t mean you won’t be.So what can you do to make sure you’re not stuck holding the tab? First, keep in mind…

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Why Your Credit Limit Just Dropped

Why Your Credit Limit Just Dropped  Why Your Credit Limit Just Dropped why your credit limit just dropped

Photo: ShutterstockWhen the coronavirus pandemic headed for the U.S., credit card issuers responded by promoting their customer assistance programs that can delay your payments or offer other adjustments during this confusing time.But behind that generosity, the pandemic is having other effects on the credit card industry. And they could impact your bottom line.Credit card companies…

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Non-Filers, Request Coronavirus Relief Payment for Your Kids by Tomorrow

Non-Filers, Request Coronavirus Relief Payment for Your Kids by Tomorrow  Non-Filers, Request Coronavirus Relief Payment for Your Kids by Tomorrow non filers request coronavirus relief payment for your kids by tomorrow

Photo: ShutterstockIf you don’t typically file a tax return, you’re running out of time to request the $500-per-child coronavirus relief payment for your kids.If you didn’t file a tax return for 2018 or 2019, the IRS wants you to use the non-filer tool by noon Eastern time tomorrow, April 22, to notify the agency to…

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How to Earn More Rewards Points on Your Next Grocery Run

How to Earn More Rewards Points on Your Next Grocery Run  How to Earn More Rewards Points on Your Next Grocery Run how to earn more rewards points on your next grocery run

Photo: ShutterstockIf you’ve abandoned your rewards credit card for your coronavirus-era purchases, reaching instead for a cash-back card, it may be time to reevaluate.Not because cash-back cards are bad—just because rewards cards are starting to adapt to our new normal. American Express announced today it’s offering new or expanded benefits to cardholders with opportunities to…

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Coronavirus mutation effect ‘unclear’

Coronavirus mutation effect ‘unclear’  Coronavirus mutation effect ‘unclear’ coronavirus mutation effect unclear

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Researchers have been tracking changes to the 'spike' of the virus Researchers in the US and UK have identified hundreds of mutations to the virus which causes the disease Covid-19. But none has yet established what this will mean for virus spread in the population and for how effective…

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