Russians quarantined in Siberia over the coronavirus are live-streaming their workouts, posting photos of their dinner, and modeling ‘prisoner clothes’

More than 140 people are being quarantined in a forest in the remote Russian region of Siberia for two weeks, after being evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The evacuees are taking to social media to document their experience in confinement, holding live Q&A sessions, giving video tours of their rooms, and modeling their “prisoner pajamas”, according to the Guardian. Reports from those inside the facility are contradicting official Russian information that no one at the medical facility where the people are being held had shown signs of the virus. One woman reportedly said she witnessed an evacuee taken away by doctors because she had a slight… Read More

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Chinese mobile giants are reportedly uniting with Huawei to challenge Google’s Play Store

Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are reportedly building a platform for app developers to upload apps onto all of their app stores at once, a move analysts say aims to challenge Google’s Play Store. Reuters, citing sources, said that the alliance, known as the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), is aiming to launch in March. The project will cover nine regions including India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia – although the GDSA website makes no reference to Huawei. A Xiaomi spokesman told Reuters that the tie-up isn’t meant to challenge Google, and also denied Huawei’s participation. A Huawei spokesman declined Business Insider’s request for comment. Business Insider approached Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo,… Read More

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here’s what you need to know before the markets open. 1. The CEO of Credit Suisse resigned after an executive-level spying scandal engulfed the bank. Tidjane Thiam is leaving after a private investigator tailed a former executive who left for a rival bank. 2. Jeff Bezos raked in $3.5 billion in 4 days by selling Amazon stock. The pre-arranged sales represent about 3% of the Amazon chief’s holdings. 3. Tesla’s surge inspires fans to buy, skeptics to dig in, drives fear of missing out. “A lot of advisors and institutions, they jump in the bandwagon because they don’t want to trail.” 4. US payroll gains seen picking up, benchmark revisions… Read More

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Grey’s Anatomy Recap: Catherine Accuses Richard of Cheating!

The relationship breakdown between Catherine and Richard continued on Thursday’s explosive episode of Grey’s Anatomy. The pair have been at odds for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before they made a decision about their future. Things were awkward from the jump, with Jackson and Maggie chatting about a looming anniversary dinner, fully discounting the fact that their respective parents were going through some big issues. Jackson brought his girlfriend Vic along with him to the event, but Catherine and Richard cannot play nice these days. During the dinner party, Jackson made an ill-timed toast to the supposed happy couple. “You two are the gold… Read More

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Selling products online? Then get ready for the EU’s SCA on December 31

You might be forgiven for missing the advent of Strong Customer Authentication (or SCA) back in September — a new requirement introduced by EU legislation — given the date passed with little disruption. But if you’re in the e-commerce industry you’ll have to catch up on it as soon as possible as it’ll greatly affect your business. For those who haven’t heard of it, SCA is a new form of two-factor authentication designed to add an extra layer of security when consumers make a payment online. Once enforced, it will require most online transactions to be verified twice (with something… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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How Bloody Sunday still haunts Northern Ireland, 48 years on

At the first commemoration since a former British paratrooper was charged with two alleged murders, families spoke of their enduring anguish over the 1972 killings On a recent blustery afternoon, outside the Museum of Free Derry in Northern Ireland, a group of young people huddled together having just toured murals of slain civil rights demonstrators who took their last breath on the pavement nearby. What is history to some is still fresh in the minds of many. Across the road, in front of a low block of flats, a grey obelisk bears the names of the 13 innocent civilians killed 48 years ago in the Bloody Sunday massacre on 30… Read More

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