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Amazon.com bans TikTok from employees' phones, cites 'security': memo

FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has requested employees remove the TikTok video sharing app from their mobile devices by July 10 over “security risks,” according to a memo to employees seen by Reuters. “Due to security risk, the TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email. If ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk

Image caption Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005. Ghislaine Maxwell should be released on bail of $5m (£4m) while awaiting trial for sex trafficking minors because of the risk of contracting coronavirus in jail, her lawyers have argued. The British socialite was arrested on 2 July and is accused of assisting convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minors. In documents submitted to New York court, her lawyers said ... Full story

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks bail, citing coronavirus, and denies Jeffrey Epstein charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, on Friday forcefully denied charges she lured underage girls for him to sexually abuse and said she deserves bail, citing the risk she might contract the coronavirus in jail. FILE PHOTO: Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, speaks at a news conference on oceans and sustainable development at the United ... Full story

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok, app users fear shutdown

Fears over TikTok’s Chinese ownership is setting up a battle between the Trump administration and Amazon on one hand, and the social media site’s users on the other. On Friday, Amazon sent an email to employees ordering them to delete the app from phones that also have access to Amazon email accounts, citing “security risks,” according to a copy of the message shared with The Washington Post. Amazon representatives didn’t immediately respond to ... Full story

On eve of Disney World reopening, Florida posts another daily surge in COVID-19 cases

(Reuters) - Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases, while Walt Disney Co. prepared to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando to the chagrin of some employees. FILE PHOTO: Crowds walk along Main Street toward Cinderella Castle and Tomorrowland at Disney's Magic Kingdom on the final day before closing in an effort to combat ... Full story

France: Bus driver dies after 'attack over face masks' in Bayonne

Image caption The wife of Philippe Monguillot, Veronique Monguillot (centre), holds a portrait of her husband during a protest march. A bus driver has died in France, five days after he was attacked by passengers who reportedly refused to wear face masks, his family says. Philippe Monguillot, aged 59, had been left brain dead after the assault in the south-western city of Bayonne. "We decided to let him go," his daughter Marie told AFP news ... Full story

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

(Reuters) - The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the top U.S. infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization urged further studies on the ways the virus is transmitted. “Still some question about aerosol but likely some degree of aerosol,” Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said by video during a panel session at a ... Full story

Venice tests long-delayed flood barrier months after waters swamped city

VENICE, Italy - Venice tested its long-delayed flood barriers on Friday, in a public demonstration of the strength of the defences months after rising tidal waters swamped its historic canals, squares and palaces. The multi-billion-euro Mose scheme - designed in 1984 but still incomplete a decade after it was due to come into service - has been plagued by corruption and cost overruns. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended the test and started ... Full story

Coronavirus: How bad was the crisis in US care homes? News

Image caption Families have been unable to visit loved ones inside. Elder care homes across the US have been hard-hit by the virus - though the true extent of the severity remains unclear, months in. One thing is certain, however - Covid-19 has yet again highlighted long-standing flaws in America's health system. When Michael Colwell received the call that his mother-in-law Helen Osucha had passed away at her nursing home in Geneva, Illinois, ... Full story

Amazon tells employees to remove app from phones - BBC News

Amazon has told its employees to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from any mobile device that can access their company email over "security risks". But in an internal memo, the company said employees could still use the app on Amazon laptop browsers. The app, owned by a Chinese company, has come under scrutiny because of fears it could share data with China. TikTok said it did not understand Amazon's concerns. "Due to security risk, the ... Full story

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