What are the privacy concerns with Zoom?

Nicholas Thompson, EIC of Wired, helps us make sense of today's stories in technology: What are privacy concerns with Zoom and what happened to Skype?

The privacy concerned with Zoom is if you don't password protect the meeting, someone can zoom-bomb-it and take over your screen and share a bunch of nasty stuff. So, password protect your meetings. What happened to Skype? They didn't innovate. They got surpassed. Huge mistake.


Why aren't there more efficient tech solutions to the medical supply shortage?

Because it's hard and massive. The big problem is that most of our medical supplies are made in China, not here. China needs them. It would have been much better if we had diversified, if we had many more ventilator production factories in the United States and mask production factories.

How many Quibi videos can I watch during lockdown?

A Quibi video goes up to about 10 minutes. The company has just launched. 43,000 minutes in a month. So, I guess you could watch 4,300 Quibi's in a month. So, three months, 12,900 Quibi's.

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DRC's new Ebola wave: On the verge of eradicating an Ebola outbreak in the country's east which began back in 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now identified a fresh wave of cases in the northwestern city of Mbandaka. The disease, which has a fatality rate of 25 – 90 percent depending on the outbreak's character, has already killed five people in recent weeks, prompting the World Health Organization to issue a grim warning that a surge of new cases could occur there in the coming months. (Ebola has an incubation period of about 21 days.) This comes as the central African country of 89 million also grapples with COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak, which has killed 6,779 people there since 2019. In recent weeks, officials from the World Health Organization predicted that the DRC's deadly Ebola crisis, which has killed 2,275 people since 2018, would soon be completely vanquished.

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For almost a week now, protests have surged across American cities in response to the videotaped police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man detained for allegedly using a counterfeit bill to buy cigarettes.

Alongside largely peaceful demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racial injustice, there have been instances of looting, arson, and aggressive police violence. Several journalists have been arrested.

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1.6 billion: Uganda's president said pandemic-related travel bans could cost his country $1.6 billion in tourism revenues this year. At the same time, with many Ugandan emigrants out of work in other countries hit hard by coronavirus, Uganda risks losing much of the $1.3 billion that they send home every year in remittances.

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Ian Bremmer's Quick Take:

First of all, from the global perspective, taking what we have here in New York City, obviously the biggest problem is America's leadership, America's ability to lead by example, which has been eroding now really for, you know, certainly a decade plus, but much more quickly now.

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