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Privacy needs a reboot, and California’s new initiative might just provide it

By iwano@_84

Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. Privately, we can all agree that subscribing to this fine newsletter is a good move, right?

Living in your own private California

Voters in the Golden State are set to weigh in on a proposal to strengthen their privacy rights in November, in the form of Proposition 24, also known as the

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Vioguard, Inc. Teams Up with Two San Antonio uBreakiFix Stores to Provide Free UV-C Disinfecting Solutions for Smartphones and Other Gadgets | News

By iwano@_84

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vioguard, Inc., the industry leader in ultraviolet light disinfecting solutions, today announced its collaboration with the Alamo Heights and City Base Landing uBreakiFix locations in the greater San Antonio area to offer safe, complimentary UV-C sanitization for electronics.

The initiative highlights the extra measures that uBreakiFix repair shops are taking to create a safe exchange of devices that will be repaired to ensure the wellbeing of staff and customers. With the implementation of Vioguard’s patented, FDA-approved UV-C products, staff members at uBreakiFix will have the ability to kill 99.99% of the most difficult pathogens on electronics, including COVID-19, MRSA, E. coli, C.diff and more in under 60 seconds for any uBreakiFix customer.

“Research shows that the average smartphone carries more viruses and bacteria than door handles, elevator buttons and toilet seats combined, and it can live on your phone for months,” said

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New Elgin police website will provide gateway to crime stats, investigations

By iwano@_84

Elgin residents will soon have a central, user-friendly website to access local crime and police investigation data.

The site is the police department’s latest effort at increasing transparency and accountability, as citizens and members of the city council have put a spotlight on local policing with an eye toward many of the reforms being called for at a national level.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Police Chief Ana Lalley discussed the new website at her monthly community meeting on Facebook this week. The website, which will debut in October, will contain information about the department’s use of force, internal investigations, shots-fired calls and all the city’s crime stats.

It will also keep residents informed about the work the department is doing with the six citizens’ advisory boards that have been established to give officers more direct input and interaction within the neighborhoods they patrol.

“It’s really been a good opportunity for us to maybe do

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Liqid Secures DoD Contract to Provide Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure for the US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama

By iwano@_84

Liqid Secures DoD Contract to Provide Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure for the US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama

The $20.6 Million, 17-Petaflop Project Delivers Adaptive Software to Optimize and Compose Hardware Resources for High-performance Computing Driven by Artificial Intelligence

Liqid, provider of the world’s most-comprehensive composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) platform, has been awarded a contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) US Army Corps of Engineers to provide composable GPU-driven supercomputing resources. The $20.6 million contract is for a 17-petaflop composable supercomputing system that will be deployed at the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Liqid’s adaptive architecture enables the Corps of Engineers to change hardware configurations as necessary, and better accommodate the performance requirements of uneven, unpredictable workloads associated with graphics-intensive artificial intelligence (AI) applications. At this time, the performance capabilities of the Liqid deployment would rank the system at

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Trying to decide if an activity safe to do? Health professionals create ‘Covid Can I Do It’ website to provide answers

By iwano@_84

One of the co-founders lives here in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One of the biggest questions people seem to have during the pandemic is asking whether or not they can do a certain activity safely.

Well now there’s a website you can go to for all those answers thanks to a website put together by about 30 health professionals across the United States. 

It’s called “COVID Can I Do It?” and all you have to do is type in any activity you have planned from getting a tattoo, to kayaking or even going to a grocery store like Wegmans or Tops. 

The list goes on and is only growing. 

“In the last two weeks, we’ve gotten more than 1,000 suggestions from the 13,000 users that have walked through our site,” said co-founder Jarjieh Fang, who’s based in New York City. “It’s a constant effort of collating activities from our user

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