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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors

The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions of in-copyright books freely available online without restriction on its Open Library site under the guise of a National Emergency Library. IA has no rights whatsoever to these books, much less to give them away indiscriminately without consent of…

The Rise and Fall of Facts (2019)

In his 1964 Harper’s Magazine article on fact-checking, “There Are 00 Trees in Russia,” Otto Friedrich related the story of an unnamed magazine correspondent who had been assigned a profile of Egyptian president Mohamed Naguib. As was custom, he wrote his story leaving out the “zips”—facts to be filled in later—including noting that Naguib was…

Italy: 101-year-old influenza survivor beats Covid-19

ANKARA A 101-year-old Italian man who survived the Spanish flu pandemic in the 1910s has successfully recovered from the deadly coronavirus.The man, identified only as Mr. P, was born in the town of Rimini on the northwestern coast of the Adriatic Sea in 1919, growing up between the two world wars. Last week, Mr. P went…

Health-insurance premiums could rise 40% or more next year

Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.Doctors tested hospital staff for coronavirus in tents at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx on Tuesday.Credit…Misha Friedman/Getty ImagesMarch 28, 2020With so…

Israeli doctor in Italy says innovative treatments offering hopes of recovery

An Israeli doctor in northern Italy says a number of new treatments appear to be helping some COVID-19 patients, offering a rare glimmer of hope in the hard-hit epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. Carmi Sheffer, a doctor at the University Hospital of Padua, told The Times of Israel’s Hebrew-language sister site, Zman Yisrael, that…

The more data you save on a flash drive, the lighter it gets?

Asked by: Ben Chelski, Colchester Believe it or not, they get lighter. USB drives use Flash memory, which means the the ones and zeros of your data are stored on transistors. When you save data, a binary zero is set by charging the float gate of the transistor, and a binary one is set by…

Fauci: US can expect more than 100k Covid-19 deaths, millions of cases

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Interview with German Ventilator Manufacturer

Workers at the Dräger factory in Lübeck: “Last weekend, the king of the Netherlands called.” LUTZ ROEßLER DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Dräger, your company is currently receiving a record number of orders and shares in your company are in greater demand than ever. Are you able to derive any satisfaction because of it? Dräger: The situation…

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online

Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate. Take Action Stop the Graham-Blumenthal Attack on Encryption That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed…

Khan Academy requests for donations as their servers are at 250% normal load

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