Who Leaked a Nude Image of a Canadian Lawmaker? His Colleagues Want to Know.

After a photo of William Amos, a legislator from Quebec, circulated on social media, some lawmakers called for an investigation into what they described as a “potentially criminal act.”

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #house-of-representatives, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #twitter, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?

Without a public eye, who are we?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #zoom-video-communications

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Citi Creates ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’ to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Fatigue

The bank plans to have one day each week when workers can avoid being on-camera for internal calls. “We are all feeling the weariness,” Citi’s chief executive said.

#citigroup-inc, #fraser-jane-1967, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #work-life-balance, #zoom-video-communications

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Learning Apps Have Boomed During the Pandemic. Now Comes the Real Test

Start-ups hope there’s no turning back for online learning, even as more students return to the classroom.

#blackboard-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-technology, #mobile-applications, #nearpod-inc, #newsela-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #start-ups, #teachers-and-school-employees, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Companies That Rode Pandemic Boom Get a Reality Check

Investors, who flocked to companies like Zoom as the virus spread, have started to look elsewhere.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy, #zoom-video-communications

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Meet Me at the Virtual Water Cooler

Sick of boring grids of heads? A new crop of start-ups aims to bring some serendipity and spark to remote meetings.

#computers-and-the-internet, #future-of-work-2021, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #virtual-reality-computers, #zoom-video-communications

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Why Virtual Religious Services Aren’t Enough

Virtual services are inadequate — but I keep going.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #protestant-churches, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom Executive Accused of Disrupting Calls at China’s Behest

U.S. prosecutors have charged a company executive based in China with conspiring to terminate online meetings about the Tiananmen Square massacre.

#censorship, #china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #jin-xinjiang-julien-jin, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #united-states, #zoom-video-communications

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The 20 Phrases That Defined 2020

We picked up a whole new vocabulary this year — some of it words that have been around forever.

#english-language, #oxford-english-dictionary-book, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom Cocktails 2.0: The Holiday Edition

The virtual happy hour was novel nine months ago, and now it’s back to get us through the holidays. But can we overcome the limits of a virtual social life?

#families-and-family-life, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-service, #games, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skype-technologies, #trivia, #twitch-interactive-inc, #zoom-video-communications

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazelden-betty-ford-foundation, #narcotics-anonymous, #telemedicine, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-healthcare, #zoom-video-communications

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How Do I Deal With Cheating in the Age of Zoom?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how to encourage honesty among students when exams are conducted online — and more.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #plagiarism, #zoom-video-communications

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Jeffrey Toobin Is Suspended by New Yorker After Zoom Incident

In a statement, the magazine said it was investigating a matter involving the author and CNN legal analyst.

#cnn, #new-yorker, #toobin-jeffrey, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Gaza Peace Activists Face Prison for Holding Video Call With Israelis

The Palestinian activists were charged after organizing a virtual discussion as a part of a bridge-building initiative focused on peace and empowering young people.

#gaza-strip, #hamas, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Small Tech Stocks Soar as the Future Arrives Early

The giants aren’t the only ones. A subset of software, streaming, security and e-commerce firms are also posting eye-popping gains.

#chegg-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crowdstrike-inc, #docusign-inc, #e-commerce, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopify-inc, #twilio-inc, #wayfair-inc, #zoom-video-communications, #zscaler-inc

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11 Students on a First Day of School Like No Other

Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.

#cherry-hill-nj, #children-and-childhood, #chillicothe-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #florida, #georgia, #home-schooling, #kennesaw-ga, #miami-fla, #tacoma-wash, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #wilmington-del, #zoom-video-communications

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Sneak In Some Exercise

Yes, we are moving less. But on Zoom, no one has to know you’re doing squats.

#exercise, #medicine-and-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #zoom-video-communications

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‘Hey, You Free on Friday for a Meeting and a Bank Heist?’

Eager for an alternative to Zoom, executives are getting together in video games, to bond, brainstorm or rampage.

#animal-crossing-new-horizons-video-game, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lee-bruce, #mediamonks-bv, #minecraft-video-game, #red-dead-redemption-2-video-game, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #world-wildlife-fund, #zoom-video-communications

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You’re Doomscrolling Again. Here’s How to Snap Out of It.

In a pandemic that forces us to stay home, bingeing on doom-and-gloom news feels irresistible. These health experts offer ways to break the habit.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #facebook-inc, #loneliness, #meditation, #murthy-vivek-h, #social-media, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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College Courses Online Are Disappointing. Here’s How to Fix Them.

No one wants to pay $30,000 per semester for what they’ve been getting.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #zoom-video-communications

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Comedy via Zoom: It’s the Golden Age of Mugging

After four months of livestream stand-up sets, the format remains awkward. But comics are getting better at playing to the camera, and crowds are learning how to show their appreciation.

#bamford-maria, #barry-todd, #comedy-and-humor, #davis-nore-1984, #kilmartin-laurie-comedian, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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The Video Call Is Starting. Time to Put on Your Zoom Shirt.

When homebound workers need to spiff up moments before a meeting, they reach for the breakout garment of quarantine season.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom Blocks Activist After Tiananmen Vigil

Though the account was restored, the digital commemoration of the 1989 crackdown in Beijing spotlights thorny questions for a company with operations in both the United States and China.

#censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #yuan-eric-s, #zhou-fengsuo, #zoom-video-communications

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A Danish Soccer Team Invited 10,000 Fans to a Zoom Watch Party

When Denmark’s top league returned from its pandemic suspension, one club decided the best way to keep its socially distant fans connected was a gameday videoconference.

#agf-aarhus-soccer-team, #soccer, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zoom-video-communications

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Can You Gather With God Over Zoom?

Quakerism goes virtual, offering an intimate window into silent worship.

#quakers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #religion-and-belief, #zoom-video-communications

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Man on Zoom Call With 20 Others Is Killed by His Son, Police Say

Several people on the Zoom video conference called 911, and the police arrested the son less than an hour later.

#amityville-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #zoom-video-communications

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Not Everyone Hates Remote Learning. For These Students, It’s a Blessing.

“At home, it seems to be a bit easier to focus on all the work,” said one eighth grader who was struggling in school. “Everything in general is easier.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #science-and-technology, #shutdowns-institutional, #voice-charter-school-queens-ny, #zoom-video-communications

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3-D Sound and a Zoom Apocalypse: The Plays That Come to Life Online

Watching on a screen can feel like a poor imitation of real-life theater, but some artists are using the communications technology we now rely on to enhance the streaming experience.

#complicite-theater-co, #computers-and-the-internet, #donmar-warehouse-theater, #theater, #uninvited-guests-theater-co, #zoom-video-communications

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After the Coronavirus, These Spaces Will Make Cities More Resilient

Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.

#architecture, #barcelona-spain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #sidewalk-labs, #urban-areas, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom, Xoom, Züm: Why Does Every Start-Up Sound Fast Now?

An investigation into Zoomd, Zoomi, Zoomy and Zoomies. Also, Zoomin. And Zoomvy and Zoomly. And …

#advertising-and-marketing, #fast-company, #names-organizational, #start-ups, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #venture-capital, #zoom-video-communications

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Who’s Afraid of Justin Amash?

And, to Zoom or not to Zoom? That is the quarantine question.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnson-gary-e, #justin-amash, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stein-jill, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zoom-video-communications

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5 Ways to Stay in Touch With Less Tech-Savvy Family and Friends

Communicating with loved ones is crucial to get through quarantine, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #speakers-audio, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #zoom-video-communications

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Why Zoom Is Terrible

There’s a reason video apps make you feel awkward and unfulfilled.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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An Official’s Removal Is Sought After He Throws Cat During Zoom Meeting

“OK, first, I’d like to introduce my cat,” said a planning commissioner in Vallejo, Calif., lifting it close to the camera and then, with two hands, tossing it off screen.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #chris-platzer, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vallejo-calif, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Vallejo Official’s Removal Is Sought After He Throws Cat During Zoom Meeting

“OK, first, I’d like to introduce my cat,” said a planning commissioner in Vallejo, Calif., lifting it close to the camera and then, with two hands, tossing it off screen.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #chris-platzer, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #telecommuting, #vallejo-calif, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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How to Live Stream Your Wedding

Thanks to video-streaming apps and services, couples who choose to get married while self-isolating can share their special moments with family and friends.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marriages, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #weddings-and-engagements, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom’s Biggest Rivals Are Coming for It

Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.

#cisco-systems-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #security-and-warning-systems, #social-media, #verizon-communications-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #webex, #yuan-eric-s, #zoom-video-communications, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Overheard on Zoom: Co-Workers Talking About My ‘Weird’ Habits

I’m embarrassed, but also: What can I do differently?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #families-and-family-life, #pearls, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom’s Security Woes Were No Secret to Business Partners Like Dropbox

Dropbox privately paid top hackers to find bugs in software by the videoconferencing company Zoom, then pressed it to fix them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberharassment, #dropbox, #hacker-one, #science-and-technology, #software, #yuan-eric-s, #zoom-video-communications, #zoombombing

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When Court Moves Online, Do Dress Codes Still Matter?

The legal profession is rooted in tradition, but social distancing is upending old norms. One judge in Broward County, Fla., asked lawyers to keep it professional during videoconferencing calls.

#broward-county-fla, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #dennis-bailey, #legal-profession, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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How to Have a Birthday Party in the Coronavirus Age

The birthday party as we knew it is over. Here’s how to have a birthday gathering.

#birthdays, #parties-social, #your-feed-selfcare, #zoom-video-communications

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The Virus Revealed Our Essential Tech (and Weeded Out the Excess)

A computer with a good internet connection, communication apps and entertainment are the only tech we really need, ever.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #netflix-inc, #nintendo-co-ltd, #smartphones, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

#barron-james, #barry-dan, #barry-ellen, #basketball-college, #branch-john, #brodesser-akner-taffy, #brooklyn-iowa, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fernandez-manny, #houston-tex, #japan, #journey-music-group, #lyall-sarah, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #music, #national-basketball-assn, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #poetry-and-poets, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #prine-john, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #quarantines, #ravel-maurice-joseph, #rich-motoko, #schwartz-john, #searcey-dionne, #senses-and-sensation, #sleep, #stein-marc-journalist, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #text-messaging, #tokyo-japan, #toscanini-arturo, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #writing-and-writers, #youtube-com, #zoom-video-communications

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No Military Honors, Few Mourners and B.Y.O. Shovel as Coronavirus Funerals Disappear

Graveside military honors are halted. Virtual memorials are common. And some cemeteries are asking the few people allowed at burials to bring their own shovels.

#cemeteries, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #national-funeral-directors-assn, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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Zoom Is Easy. That’s Why It’s Dangerous.

The best technology is simple to use. There’s a dark side to that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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How to Prevent ‘Zoombombing’ in a Few Easy Steps

There are a few things you can do to make your video conferences more secure.

#computer-security, #mobile-applications, #zoom-video-communications

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It’s Now Amazon’s Turn in the Spotlight

The tech superpower faces hard questions over how it’s handling worker safety.

#amazon-com-inc, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #mobile-applications, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide

Uncomfortable with tech, many are struggling to use modern tools to keep up with friends and family in the pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #epidemics, #mobile-applications, #nursing-homes, #quarantines, #software, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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How to Look Your Best on a Webcam

Check your lighting and be deliberate about the background you’re showing the world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #social-media, #telecommuting, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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