Science X Newsletter Sunday, Apr 26

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for April 26, 2020:

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Anxious about public speaking? Your smart speaker could help

'No evidence' people with coronavirus are immunised: WHO

Apple, Google say users to control virus 'tracing' tool

Do privacy controls lead to more trust in Alexa? Not necessarily, research finds

Privacy worries prevent use of social media account for signing up for apps

Web of psychological cues may tempt people to reveal more online

Virus toll nears 200,000 as UN pushes for global vaccine effort

Court approves record $5 bn fine of Facebook over privacy

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

WHO warns over virus immunity as global death toll nears 200,000

Boeing scraps $4.2bln deal to buy Embraer commercial division

Perfect storm: Lombardy's virus disaster is lesson for world

Australia launches app to trace coronavirus contacts

German start-up in global demand with anti-virus escalators

As earnings loom, Big Tech to highlight pandemic efforts

Astronomy and Space news

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew.

Technology news

Anxious about public speaking? Your smart speaker could help

Individuals who fear talking in front of a crowd could soon have a new tool to ease public speaking anxiety: their smart speaker.

Apple, Google say users to control virus 'tracing' tool

Apple and Google said Friday their coronavirus "contact tracing" technology would enable smartphone users to control their own data, and that the system would likely be shut down after the pandemic ends.

Do privacy controls lead to more trust in Alexa? Not necessarily, research finds

Giving users of smart assistants the option to adjust settings for privacy or content delivery, or both, doesn't necessarily increase their trust in the platform, according to a team of Penn State researchers. In fact, for some users, it could have an unfavorable effect.

Privacy worries prevent use of social media account for signing up for apps

People find it convenient to use Facebook or other social media accounts to sign up for most new apps and services, but they prefer to use their e-mail address or open a new account if they feel the information in the app is too sensitive, according to a team of researchers.

Web of psychological cues may tempt people to reveal more online

While most people will say they are extremely concerned with their online privacy, previous experiments have shown that, in practice, users readily divulge privacy information online.

Court approves record $5 bn fine of Facebook over privacy

US regulators on Friday welcomed a "historic" $5 billion settlement with Facebook over data privacy as the social network said it was already implementing the provisions of the deal.

Boeing scraps $4.2bln deal to buy Embraer commercial division

Boeing announced Saturday it was pulling out of a $4.2 billion deal to acquire the commercial plane division of its Brazilian rival Embraer, the latest in a string of setbacks for the troubled US aviation giant.

As earnings loom, Big Tech to highlight pandemic efforts

Big Tech firms set to report quarterly results in the coming days are facing the challenge of spotlighting their roles battling the coronavirus pandemic without seeming as though they are cashing in on upheaval from the health crisis.

In U-turn, Germany backs Google and Apple on virus app

The German government on Sunday switched to backing a coronavirus-tracing app using technology supported by Google and Apple, ditching a German-led alternative that had come under fire over privacy concerns.

Low-tech Japan challenged in working from home amid pandemic

When the Japanese government declared an emergency to curb the spread of the coronavirus earlier this month and asked people to work from home, crowds rushed to electronics stores.

New York plans how to return to business amid pandemic

Banks are considering letting some employees keep working from home indefinitely, and staggering the shifts of those who do come into the office.

German minister backs creating legal right to work from home

Germany's labor minister wants to enshrine into law the right to work from home if it is feasible to do so, even after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.


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