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Apple is rejecting coronavirus apps to limit virus misinformation

Apple is manually evaluating apps, looking at both who the developers are and where they got their data from. As such, some independent developers that use World Health Organization (WHO) data are being rejected because they're not recognized health institutions. One developer told CNBC that Apple rejected its coronavirus-related app, saying that "apps with information…

Instagram won’t approve new AR effects ‘until further notice’

Instagram alerted filter makers of the change Thursday via a Facebook post in its Spark AR community group. "We're actively exploring ways to offset this disruption and let creators get back to publishing," the company wrote. "We can't yet provide exact timing on when this will happen, but we'll share updates in Spark AR Hub…

WhatsApp and WHO create a chatbot to share reliable coronavirus info

Yesterday, WhatsApp unveiled a coronavirus fact-checking hub in partnership with the WHO, UNICEF and the United Nations Development Programme. That's intended to share the latest news and advice related to COVID-19. The chatbot will go one step further and let users ask questions directly. WhatsApp also donated $1 million to support fact-checking organizations.To receive updates…

TurboTax maker Intuit buys Credit Karma to corner personal financial data

Credit Karma will run as a stand-alone outfit, with existing CEO Kenneth Lin still in charge. Intuit expects the acquisition to close in the second half of 2020 if it clears the regulatory process.The deal makes sense for Intuit. While it has the budgeting site Mint under its wing, it doesn't have a credit tool…

Professional ‘League of Legends’ is trying to work around the coronavirus

The move makes a lot of sense: while the spread of the coronavirus appears to be slowing in China, it's better to be safe than sorry. The change in format will be dramatic, though. The LPL is one of the few esports leagues with multiple home team venues dotted around the country. Match attendance is…

‘PUBG Mobile’ tournament moves online to avoid coronavirus

Source: PUBG Mobile Esports (YouTube) In this article: battle royale, coronavirus, covid-19, esports, games, gaming, internet, mobile, playerunknowns battlegrounds, pubg, pubg mobile, pubg mobile pro league, tournament, video games All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy…

Alphabet’s next moonshot: protect the ocean

Why start here? Well, as Davé explains: "Fish have a low carbon footprint relative to other sources of animal protein and they play a critical role in feeding 3 billion people today, so helping fish farmers could prove critical both for humanity and for the health of the ocean." Tidal's solution is underwater cameras that,…

Uber, Lyft will compensate drivers affected by coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting many workers, but it could hit those in the gig economy particularly hard when many of them don't get sick leave or other benefits. Those companies may help soften the blow for some of their workers, though. To start, Uber said in a statement to Engadget that it would compensate…

‘PUBG Mobile’ World and Americas Pro leagues have been postponed

PUBG Corporation and Tencent decided to turn the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia tournament into an online-only affair due to the coronavirus outbreak. The companies are taking a different approach for the Pro League Americas and World League events, though, postponing them until later in the year. "The health of our players, staff and…

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft’s board of directors

He continued, "With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company. Microsoft will always be an important part of my life's work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company's ambitious goals."In…

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Apple is rejecting coronavirus apps to limit virus misinformation

Apple is manually evaluating apps, looking at both who the developers are and where they got their data from. As such, some independent developers that use World Health Organization (WHO) data are being rejected because they're not recognized health institutions. One developer told CNBC that Apple rejected its coronavirus-related app, saying that "apps with information…

Giant Report Lays Anvil on US Cyber Policy

Today, the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission published its final report. The 182-page document is the culmination of a year-long, bipartisan process to develop a new cyber strategy for the United States. Established by the 2019 Defense Authorization Act, the commission draws its inspiration from one set up by President Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, as…

The UK’s biggest phone store chain is closing all of its outlets

In a statement, Dixons Carphone says that it expects around 1,800 people to take new jobs with the company. It expects to make 2,900 people redundant as a consequence of the closures, around 60 percent of those affected. The hope is, with the closures and associated cost-savings, the company can stop losing money on its…

Amazon Music opens up Alexa and streaming stats to artists

Amazon Music for Artists has the type of features you would expect from an app of this type. Musicians can use it to see how many people are listening to their songs, as well as where their biggest fans live. It also allows artists to see how many people have asked Alexa to play their…

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