The Daily Populous

Thursday August 27th, 2020 morning edition

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Facebook is saying that Apple’s planned privacy protections will severely damage part of its business.

Apple plans to make it harder for apps to track users’ data without their consent in iOS 14.

Facebook said this could severely hurt its Audience Network ad network, reducing revenue by up to 50%.

Audience Network is just one part of Facebook’s broader ad business, and the company said the changes would also hurt businesses that use it.

Apple is making it harder for companies to track people’s data across apps – and Facebook says it could have devastating effects on part of its business.

On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley-headquartered social-networking giant published a blog post decrying changes Apple has planned for its iOS 14 mobile operating system.

It may even force Facebook to stop developing Audience Network for iOS altogether, the company said. »

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

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Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP).

That city’s NBA team, the Bucks, started the boycotts Wednesday by refusing to emerge from their locker room to play a playoff game against the Orlando Magic. »

Coronavirus: Obesity 'increases risks from Covid-19'

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Being obese doubles the risk of hospital treatment from Covid-19 and increases the risk of dying by nearly 50%, a global analysis suggests.

Obesity makes other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure more likely, the US researchers say.

Along with a weakened immune system, this can make these individuals more vulnerable to severe Covid-19. »

Trump Sabotaged Coronavirus Testing to Keep Numbers Low

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Public-health officials believe that widespread testing is a key element of any response to the coronavirus.

CNN reports the change “came this week as a result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration.”

Evidence that Trump has sought to slow down testing has been available for a long time. »

Bilingual baby name finder

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See the names in common between two languages to find one that works in both.

Perfect for parents from two different language backgrounds looking for a bilingual cross-language compatible name for their baby.

When our Japanese-Finnish son was born, we wanted to find a name that would work in both languages. »