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Coronavirus: German sailors detained for breaching Covid-19 border restrictions

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The Spanish Supreme Court ruled last week that food delivery riders are employees, not self-employed workers. The decision could have consequences for workers in the "gig economy," who have been calling for the rights of salaried staff, such as sick leave

The problem isn’t TikTok and WeChat. They “would probably not immediately pass muster under a well-designed US regulatory system,” writes @gwbstr . The problem is the US system lets *any* company pillage users’ data with virtually no accountability.

LG Wing: A closer look at LG's quirky swiveling phone

Cheap and cheerful: Samsung's Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is a phone for our times

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus: Going farther and quicker than before

From what age is it OK give kids wine? Asking for a friend under lockdown.

Alphabet settles shareholder suits regarding sexual harassment claims by @ElanaLyn 

SideQuest raises $650,000 for testing apps and games for Oculus Quest by @UploadVR 

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Scoops of the Day

The dangerous security of an Amazon drone that spies on the inside of your home By @AthertonKD 

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The new Apple Watch Series 6 is the best all-around smartwatch, but don't buy it just for the blood oxygen sensor

In case you missed it: Google Maps has added a new feature that lets people see the number of covid-19 cases per 100,000 people for any given area. This should help people to make informed decisions on where's safe to go, and what's safe to do.

Falcon 9 will launch @NASA’s super cool Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP), which will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, a magnetic barrier surrounding our solar system →

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"The government’s dealings with the cloud business are very much clouded by who is nice and who is not nice to Donald Trump," writes @StevenLevy 

Calling Helsinki VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC by @mikebutcher 

Speaking of disinformation. We now know the main subsource for Steele was a target of an FBI CI probe. Steele himself was paid by Deripaska as he was compiling dossier. FBI uses dossier as main evidence to spy on US citizen & fights to include it in assessment of 2016 election.

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Scoops of the Week

The only thing we want going viral is this Tweet #WearAMask 

We're seeing a number of accounts that have been locked or limited by mistake and not because they Tweeted about any particular topic. We're working to undo this and get those accounts back to normal.

Pretty dramatic congressional testimony here from Facebook’s former director of monetization, who admits he had a role in making Facebook as addictive as cigarettes. "We took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.”

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Completed a full duration test fire of the Raptor Vacuum engine at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas

It looks like a bunch of soon-to-be-disappointed people accidentally bought Xbox One X’s today

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Trump’s TikTok deal “is the worst possible outcome” says @benthompson .

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"I feel successful because of the community here. We need to exist. "   Mandy founded POT, a pottery studio in Echo Park, to reclaim space in the art world for people of color.   Watch the full My City series, hosted by @RidingShotgunLA  , on YouTube.

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The positivity rate for Covid-19 in South Dakota is 22.4%.

"The goal of Russian disinformation is not to make you believe in anything, but to destroy your trust in everything." Journalist Maria Ressa explains the real goal of disinformation operations—and how they're weakening democracy:

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