News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 18th 2020

Another tyrannical Thursday. Not sure if it’s the heat or something else. Energy levels are very low today. But I’ll try to manually aggregate a decent list today. Of course I’m fully aware that not one reader will hit that donate text and offer a monetary thank you for my efforts.

Talking Can Generate Coronavirus Droplets That Linger Up to 14 Minutes

Cream of Wheat chef image under ‘immediate review’ amid racism concerns

Upstart Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority nearly official with second county on board

Amtrak warns of more job and route cuts in memo to employees

Provided other article links referencing Amtrak route reductions and layoffs within previous daily list.

News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 16th 2020

News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 17th 2020

Amtrak Slashing Service. Will It Be Permanent?

Virgin Trains selects Wabtec for PTC implementation

Nevada gamblers now required to wear masks at table games that have no barriers

Found @JeffRichgels

Same old Vegas? Here’s what coronavirus has and hasn’t changed about Sin City

MGM Resorts to reopen Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment confirms reopening date of Flamingo, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Planning a visit to Las Vegas when hotels, casinos reopen June 4? Here are the rules you need to know

Halcion Sleeping Pill Banned by Britain; Risks Seen

TikTok Finally Explains How the ‘For You’ Algorithm Works

The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia

Bot Mafias Have Wreaked Havoc in World of Warcraft Classic

Dating Apps Exposed 845 GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More

I linked several related articles to that breach in yesterday’s list.

News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 17th 2020

Apple Threatens to Move Basecamp’s New Email App to Trash

Coronavirus Researchers Are Dismantling Science’s Ivory Tower—One Study at a Time

The Grandmaster Who Got Twitch Hooked on Chess

Baidu Breaks Off an AI Alliance Amid Strained US-China Ties

Zoom security issues: Zoom buys security company, aims for end-to-end encryption

Zoom backtracks and plans to offer end-to-end encryption to all users

Zoom CEO apologizes for security problems on public live stream

*privacy not included – Zoom

Coronavirus home work: Zoom sued over security lapses as stock slides

Facebook sues websites that sold Instagram likes and scraped Facebook user data

Russia unbans Telegram

Google removes 106 Chrome extensions for collecting sensitive user data

Unpatched vulnerability identified in 79 Netgear router models

What is happening with the Uighurs in China?

The outbreak that didn’t happen: Masks credited with preventing coronavirus spread inside Missouri hair salon

Pokin Around: My May 19 haircut at Great Clips and the resulting swab up my nose

Spate of new research supports wearing masks to control coronavirus spread

Springfield police officer recovering after being rammed by car

Airline passengers refuse to wear masks, mayhem ensues

I took my first flight in the COVID-19 era. Here’s what it was like.

Airlines say they’ll get tough on passenger face masks

Coronavirus updates: 21 arrested for breaking Hawaii quarantine sent back to California

California governor issues statewide order for people to wear masks