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The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn’t normally qualify for.

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Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

Facebook says it’s directing users across its platforms to more reliable information from established public health organizations in order to prevent the spread of false content.


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How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a virtual campaign event on March 13. Since the coronavirus outbreak has grounded campaigning, his staff has spun up a strategy for reaching voters on the internet and TV more aggressively.

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A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud

A statue of Queen’s late singer Freddie Mercury, wearing a protective facemask.

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Claire Wardle on the TED stage.

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Claire Wardle: Why Do We Fall For Misinformation?

Margrethe Vestager on the TED stage.

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Margrethe Vestager: How Can We Ensure Fair Competition Online?

Zeynep Tufekci on the TED stage.

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Zeynep Tufekci: How Do We Build Systems Of Trust Online?

Adam Alter on the TED stage.

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Adam Alter: How Do We Take Back Control Of Our Attention?

Edward Snowden on the TED stage.

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Edward Snowden: Why Does Online Privacy Matter?

Women take a selfie as they wear face masks in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday. ‏Israel has imposed a number of tough restrictions to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Now the government is carrying out cellphone surveillance of people who may have come into contact with the virus.

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Israel Begins Tracking And Texting Those Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

As people make efforts to stay apart from each other physically, video games are filling the socializing gap.

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Episode 981: How To Test A Country

A demonstration of a ventilator for future patients with coronavirus at Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital in Ashdod, Israel.

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Many parents suddenly have the task of making sure their kids learn while adjusting to a new life of managing working from home.

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Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home

Cities including San Francisco are telling residents to stay home, contributing to increased use of video chats and other online communications.

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Internet Traffic Surges As Companies And Schools Send People Home

Lyft and Uber’s carpooling services let passengers share rides for cheaper fares.

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Kate Walton, the CEO of Steyer Content, in her home office on Bainbridge Island, a ferry ride away from Seattle. Her company does $9 million in sales annually, providing marketing materials for companies such as Microsoft.

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Virtual Happy Hour Anyone? Working From Home But Keeping Connected

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A Spy Agency’s Challenge: How To Sort A Million Photos A Day

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