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Tweet with a locationYou can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history.

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How to brainstorm great business ideas

Below is my personal framework for coming up with great business ideas. How exactly are you supposed to think up good product ideas out of thin air? You'll make your life easier and your business ideas better if you put the solution last and the problem first. There are thousands of good problems out there, and practically anything can trigger you to stumble across one. What's more important is that you recognize a good problem when you see one, and vice versa.

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Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO

Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or sensitive information. Beware that criminals use email, websites, phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages for their scams. Phishing: malicious emails appearing to be from WHOWHO is aware of suspicious email messages attempting to take advantage of the 2019 novel coronavirus emergency. Using this method, criminals can install malware or steal sensitive information. If you gave sensitive information, don’t panic.

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Second U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin confirmed in Santa Clara County

In a troubling turn in the nation’s fight against the novel coronavirus that has killed thousands and alarmed health officials and investors around the world, a second U.S. case of unknown origin was confirmed Friday in Santa Clara County. “This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission but the extent is still not clear,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer for Santa Clara County and Director of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. The Santa Clara County Public Health Laboratory received the specimens Thursday and performed the testing. It is also the third case of the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, in Santa Clara County. The second Santa Clara County case involved a woman who also had recently returned from travel in China and was visiting relatives in the county.

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FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation’s four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers’ location information without taking adequate precautions to prevent unauthorized access to that data. While the fines would be among the largest the FCC has ever levied, critics say the penalties don’t go far enough to deter wireless carriers from continuing to sell customer location data. The FCC proposed fining T-Mobile $91 million; AT&T faces more than $57 million in fines; Verizon is looking at more than $48 million in penalties; and the FCC said Sprint should pay more than $12 million. The Wall Street Journal first reported earlier this week that the FCC was considering the fines. In response, the carriers promised to “wind down” location data sharing agreements with third-party companies.

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A high school student created a fake 2020 candidate, and Twitter verified it

The candidate is the creation of a 17-year-old high school student from upstate New York, CNN Business has learned. "The creation of a fake candidate account is in violation of our rules and the account has been permanently suspended," a Twitter spokesperson said. Twitter told CNN Business it had verified nearly 1,500 candidates since announcing the expansion of its verification program in December. This 17-year-old high school student created a Twitter account for a fake candidate running for Congress in Rhode Island. A real candidate strugglesWhile Twitter verified the account of a fake candidate, real candidates across the country have complained that Twitter has not verified their accounts.

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Crates.io incident report for 2020-02-20

On 2020-02-20 at 21:28 UTC we received a report from a user of crates.io that their crate was not available on the index even after 10 minutes since the upload. This was a bug in the crates.io webapp exposed by a GitHub outage. The outage was caused by that bug, triggered by an unexpected response during the GitHub outage happening at the same time. ResolutionThe team analyzed the code of the background job uploading commits to the index, and found a possible cause of the misreported success. Timeline of eventsIt took 1 hour and 31 minutes from the start of the incident to the deploy of the fix.

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HOPL IV: History of Programming Languages – Accepted Papers

Both authors and prospective attendees may be interested in the History of HOPL, which includes links to the ACM Digital Library for all papers from prior HOPL conferences. Another resource for authors is the History of HOPL, which includes links to the ACM Digital Library for all papers from prior HOPL conferences. Submissions website: Abstracts and then full papers should be entered at the HOPL IV submissions website at hopl4.hotcrp.com. (i) What fundamental effects on the future of language design resulted from this language development (e.g., theoretical discoveries, new data types, new control structures)? Concepts about Other Languages Questions II.5(a)–(c) correspond to those in the “early history questions” Section II.5.

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

As with prior emergencies, the FDA has taken proactive steps to establish and remain in contact with medical device manufacturers and others in the supply chain, including hospitals and group purchasing organizations. The agency also encourages manufacturers and healthcare facilities to report any supply disruptions to the device shortages mailbox, deviceshortages@fda.hhs.gov. This mailbox is closely monitored and has proven to be a valuable surveillance resource to augment FDA efforts to detect and mitigate potential supply chain disruption. However, six of those firms have indicated that they are seeing disruptions in the supply chain that soon could lead to shortages. Lengthen Expiration Dates to Mitigate Critical Human Drug Shortages: Shortages of certain critical drugs can be exacerbated when drugs must be discarded because they exceed a labeled shelf-life due to unnecessarily short expiration dates.

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Archivists are uploading hundreds of random VHS tapes to the internet

An organization called Vista Group recently uploaded dozens of VHS and cassette tapes from the 90s and early 2000s to the Internet Archive, and the content within is worth a retro-nostalgia trip back to a simpler, weirder, more wavy time. Vista Group uploaded nearly 200 in the last two months, most of which were uploaded on January 5—a rate noticeably higher than their usual 50-70 per month. They're being added to the VHS Vault, an Internet Archive collection of more than 17,500 VHS scans. Most of the videos are instructional or documentary films, like workout or yoga videos or tutorials on installing vinyl flooring or training a dog. As of Tuesday, the Vista Group is still busy uploading new tapes to its collection.

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