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In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

By Jenny Gold | Jun 22, 2021

Even as industry hype mounts, researchers and companies are scrambling to prove that mental health apps actually work.

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

By Kelvin Chan | Jun 22, 2021

European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 22, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Jun 21, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

By Frank Jordans | Jun 19, 2021

In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Jun 18, 2021

A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party's Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan "Love is Love."

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Jun 14, 2021

There are still industries that invest heavily in their websites so that people with limited device space and those who prefer to carry out tasks in a simpler manner have that option.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13, 2021

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Jun 9, 2021

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

By Julie Appleby | Jun 2, 2021

Telehealth served as a lifeline for many during the pandemic, ramping up from a minority share of office visits to a majority, at least for a while. Still, it cannot replace hands-on care for some conditions.

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

May 30, 2021

A collaborative research team have documented the range of creative strategies deployed by queer communities in Canada and globally as they strive to maintain connection during the pandemic.

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

May 26, 2021

Statistically, mobile apps generate over $188 billion in global revenues via in-app advertising and app stores. That's why you shouldn't miss this opportunity for your business!

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

By Kelvin Chan | May 26, 2021

Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

By Eric Berger | May 24, 2021

Providers and patients say teletherapy has largely been an effective lifeline for people struggling with anxiety, depression and other psychological issues during an extraordinarily difficult time.

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

May 24, 2021

In line with increases and improvements in internet connectivity, we have more options than ever to connect with friends from around the globe. Maybe it's time to get creative with a virtual casino!

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