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Seth Meyers: After TikTok, Trump Could Ban Candy Crush

“I’m almost certain Trump has no idea what TikTok is. I’m betting TikTok was one of the answers he wrote on his cognitive test.” — SETH MEYERS. “Apparently this is a real national security threat, the Chinese government knowing which Americans can and can’t dance.” — JIMMY FALLON. “I am sure it has everything to do with national security and nothing to do with the TikTok teens who sabotaged his Tulsa rally. ” — JIMMY FALLON. “Trump gave ... Full story

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe – TechCrunch

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing , reported on earlier by the New York Times , Twitter revealed it received the draft complaint from the FTC late last month. The activity the ... Full story

UK risks twice-as-big second COVID wave without better testing, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a second wave of COVID-19 this winter twice as widespread as the initial outbreak if it reopens schools without a more effective test-and-trace system in place, according to a study published on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a COVID-19 testing station manned by British military personnel inside London's Hyde Park, Britain, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/ Alexander Smith. Researchers from University College London and the ... Full story

Boeing's 737 Max moves closer to flying again

A wide-ranging list of changes to Boeing’s ill-fated 737 Max planes has been put forward by US regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document details actions it wants to be made before the planes can fly again commercially. The 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes which killed 346 people. Boeing hopes to get the 737 Max back in the air early next year after the changes are made. Proposed changes ... Full story

Nursing home leaders hope new antibody trials will put them on 'offense' against COVID-19

For the medical director at one of the nation’s largest nursing home operators, the opportunity to open the facilities to pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company to conduct research on a promising new coronavirus treatment was irresistible. After spending the past six months trying desperately to keep the deadly virus from invading their facilities, Dr. Mark Gloth said he believes he is finally getting a chance to strike back. “Our hope is ... Full story

Germany already dealing with second coronavirus wave: doctors' union

FILE PHOTO: A traveller receives a voluntary coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at the new corona test centre at the Hochfelln service station on the A8 motorway near the town of Bergen, Germany, 30 July 2020. REUTERS/Michael Dalder. BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules, the head of the German doctors’ union said in a ... Full story

Taiwan provisionally approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

FILE PHOTO: An ampoule of Dexamethasone is seen on a glass during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in this picture illustration taken June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Illustration. TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan provisionally approved the use of dexamethasone, a cheap and widely-used steroid, to treat the new coronavirus, as the island faces a shortfall of the antiviral drug remdesivir after the United States bought nearly all global ... Full story

Opinion | The newest way to silence journalists: Jail them during a pandemic

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Their avoidable deaths drive home the point that no other event or political trend in recent memory has been more destructive to press freedom than the covid-19 pandemic. Keeping journalists in prison or arresting them for covering current events has radically different implications in the current health crisis. Detainees are far more likely to get ill or even die due to a lack of adequate care. Full ... Full story

U.N. chief warns world facing 'generational catastrophe' on education

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a video screen during a virtual climate summit, known as the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, in Berlin on April 28, 2020. Michael Kappeler/Pool via REUTERS. UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world faces a “generational catastrophe” because of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and said that getting ... Full story

Pizza Express to close up to 70 restaurants, risking 1,100 jobs

Pizza Express has confirmed plans to shut 15% of its UK restaurants as part of an overhaul of its finances that puts up to 1,100 jobs at risk. The company is to launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – an insolvency process which allows it to exit stores and cut rents – that could result in the closure of up to 70 of its 449 UK restaurants. Pizza Express said the decision to close restaurants was a difficult one but “against the current ... Full story