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Politikere og borgere skaber politikken sammen (nr. 10/2020)

Nyheder fra Danske Kommuner - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:21
Gentofte har lagt politikformuleringen ud i opgaveudvalg, hvor borgere sidder på lige fod med politikerne, og det er til alles tilfredshed. Ifølge forsker virker modellen også i kommuner, der slet ikke ligner Gentofte.
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What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:10
What we know so far on what COVID-19 does to the human body in cases of infections and deaths.

Coronavirus: All you need to know in under 500 words

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:09
Virus reported to have originated in China's Wuhan has killed more than 355,000 people and infected 5.6 million.

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:08
Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle the new coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.

EU countries ban anti-malaria drug for coronavirus: Live updates

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:05
European governments halt the use of hydroxychloroquine, in a blow to hopes for treatment promoted by US president.

Tracking Africa's coronavirus cases

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 09:00
Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak.

China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:37
National People's Congress votes 2,878 to 1 in favour of decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong.

Microsoft advarer om ny Java-baseret ransomware

Version2 - Seneste nyheder - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:32
Microsoft advarer om ny ransomware 'PonyFinal', der bruges i menneskeopererede cyberangreb verden over.
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'Largest drone war in the world': How airpower saved Tripoli

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:29
LNA's goal of seizing the capital abruptly ended after Turkey's intervention with its supply of armed Bayraktar drones.

A toddler trying to wake up dead mother shocks Indians

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:22
At least nine migrants have died in recent days exposing suffering of migrant workers due to coronavirus lockdown.

China's parliament backs Hong Kong security bill

BBC News - World - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:14
China says the bill will rein in "terrorism" but many feel it will end Hong Kong's unique status.

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

BBC News - World - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:00
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.

10 things in tech you need to know today

Businessinsider - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:50

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

  1. Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech. Legal experts have expressed doubt that Trump has the legal authority to regulate social media companies in the way he has threatened, citing free speech protections.
  2. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism after a dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets. Dorsey explained that the fact-checking links were meant to help users "connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves."
  3. SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts was scrubbed and rescheduled for Saturday because of poor weather, just 17 minutes before liftoff. Weather conditions, including thunderstorm clouds and a threat of lightning strikes, made the skies unsafe for liftoff, forcing NASA and SpaceX to delay the historic launch.
  4. Arizona sued Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out. The lawsuit claims Google violated Arizona's consumer fraud laws by tracking users' locations even when they had disabled location tracking settings and demands Google repay any money it made as a result.
  5. The US may be able to put a Huawei executive on trial after a Canadian court ruled she could be extradited, escalating tensions with China. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, has lost a key aspect of the trial on her extradition to the United States.
  6. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has said the platform's policing should be limited to preventing users from "imminent harm." At a virtual shareholder meeting the social media giant's founder said the platform continues to police hate speech that dehumanizes and incites violence, Deadline reported.
  7. Google is facing antitrust scrutiny in India for unfairly promoting its Google Pay app over competitors. India's antitrust body is said to be investigating whether Google abused its market position and unfairly promoted its mobile payments app.
  8. HBO Max's lack of Roku and Amazon support casts a big shadow over its launch day. HBO Max launched on Wednesday, but isn't available for Roku and Amazon, the two biggest streaming distribution platforms with a combined 70% market share.
  9. Apple has bought machine learning startup Inductiv to improve data used in Siri. Inductiv, from Ontario, Canada, will work on machine learning and data science for Apple and is the latest in a string of AI acquisitions from the iPhone maker in recent years, Bloomberg reported. 
  10. Drone firm Zipline has been given the green light to deliver medical supplies and PPE in North Carolina. The Federal Aviation Authority has granted two emergency waivers to the company which is the first time the agency has allowed beyond-line-of-sight drone deliveries in the US.

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Ny rapport: Cyberangreb mod cloud-tjenester stiger 630 procent under corona

Version2 - Seneste nyheder - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:46
Antallet af cyberangreb mod virksomheder, der benytter cloud-tjenester i forbindelse med hjemmearbejdende, er steget med 630 procent under coronakrisen.
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A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as companies race to create one

Businessinsider - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:31

  • A new AP-NORC poll published Wednesday revealed about one in five people would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, and only about half of Americans would get the vaccination, as scientists race to create one.
  • The data comes as the US reached a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
  • "There's still a large amount of uncertainty around taking the vaccine," Caitlin Oppenheimer, senior vice president of Public Health at NORC, told AP. "There is a lot of opportunity to communicate with Americans about the value and the safety of a vaccine."
  • About seven in 10 people of those who said they would get the coronavirus vaccine said they believed life would not return to normal without one.
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A new poll published Wednesday revealed that about one in five people would refuse the COVID-19 vaccine as scientists race to create one.

The poll, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, also found that only about half of Americans would get the vaccine when it becomes available, and 31% are not yet sure if they would get one.

The poll surveyed 1,056 adults and was conducted from May 14 to May 18. The results were released as the US reached a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday, which causes the respiratory illness known as COVID-19.

"There's still a large amount of uncertainty around taking the vaccine," Caitlin Oppenheimer, senior vice president of Public Health at NORC, told AP. "There is a lot of opportunity to communicate with Americans about the value and the safety of a vaccine."

Melanie Dries, 56, from Colorado, told AP that she is not an anti-vaxxer but is concerned about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the near feature, saying it "causes me to fear that it won't be widely tested as to side effects."

Dr. Francis Collins Director of the National Institutes of Health, told AP in a previous interview that he "would not want people to think that we're cutting corners because that would be a big mistake."

"I think this is an effort to try to achieve efficiencies, but not to sacrifice rigor," he said, adding that "definitely the worst thing that could happen is if we rush through a vaccine that turns out to have significant side effects."

The Trump administration announced a vaccine distribution program, dubbed "Operation Warp Speed," aimed at having 300 million doses in stock by January. The Department of Health and Human Services also promised earlier this week to provide "up to $1.2 billion" in funds to a laboratory at Oxford University working to develop a vaccine, The New York Times reported.

"It's always better to under-promise and over-deliver," Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told The Associated Press. "The unexpected looms large and that's why I think for any of these vaccines, we're going to need a large safety database to provide the reassurance."

The AP-NORC poll showed that 20% of Americans believed that the timeline of "Operation Warp Speed" would be attainable, with a majority of respondents thinking that it is more likely a vaccine will be available next year.

About seven in 10 people of those who said they would get the coronavirus vaccine said they believed life would not return to normal without one, with top reasons for getting vaccinated including protecting themselves, their families, and the community.

"I'm definitely going to get it," Brandon Grimes, 35, from Austin, Texas, told AP. "As a father who takes care of his family, I think ... it's important for me to get vaccinated as soon as it's available to better protect my family."

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Ali Ismael: Egypt's Musical Maestro

Al Jazeera - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:24
The story of a legendary composer whose foot-tapping, energetic rhythms marked a golden age of Egyptian cinema.

Chefjurist tilbage i kommissionen: Støtter hun Støjbergs nye forklaring om 'centralt' notat?

DR Nyheder - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:16
Et "centralt" notat bliver formentlig omdrejningspunkt, når Støjbergs chefjurist skal afhøres igen.
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SAS bløder milliarder: 'De er umanerligt hårdt ramt'

DR Nyheder - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:11
Flygiganten lider under coronakrisen, viser regnskab for andet kvartal.
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Coronavirus: Rugby league returns to Australia despite Covid-19 fears

BBC News - World - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:10
The 2020 National Rugby League season is resuming, with post-lockdown safety measures.

Aktuelt (nr. 10/2020)

Nyheder fra Danske Kommuner - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 07:00
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