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49 Malls To Re-Open By May 4: Which Locations Are Resuming Operations? News 

49 Malls To Re-Open By May 4: Which Locations Are Resuming Operations?

As coronavirus stay-at-home orders begin to lift, the largest mall operator in the U.S. is reportedly looking to open a number of its malls and outlet centers across the nation, starting on Friday. According to an internal memo obtained by CNBC, Simon Property Group (SPG) is preparing to re-open as many as 49 malls and outlets in locations where nonessential businesses are now allowed to operate. The malls are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, and Texas and have staggered opening dates from Friday…

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It looks like Apple Pay is down, preventing you from paying your Apple Card bill News 

It looks like Apple Pay is down, preventing you from paying your Apple Card bill

An Apple Pay outage is causing Apple Card problems, leaving users unable to pay their bills or lock their cards. Apple says that an ongoing outage is preventing some Apple Card users from paying their bill and accessing other features in the Wallet app on iOS. The outage started at around 8:45 a.m. ET. Apple writes on its System Status webpage: Some users may not be able to pay their Apple Card bill, lock/unlock their physical card, request a new or replacement physical card, or request a new card number….

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Don’t Fall for These Coronavirus Scams News 

Don’t Fall for These Coronavirus Scams

WITH HIGH LEVELS OF uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, thieves are pouncing on the opportunity to trick Americans to fall into their traps. The FBI issued an alert warning Americans of an increase in fraud schemes related to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Scammers are on the hunt for money and personal information they can use to access accounts. Watch out for these coronavirus scams: Tests for Medicare recipients. Social Security suspensions. Economic impact payment information requests. COVID-19 emails. Coronavirus donation requests. Work at home targets. Fake websites. To…

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US vaccine expert says he was forced out of position for resisting hydroxychloroquine hype News 

US vaccine expert says he was forced out of position for resisting hydroxychloroquine hype

Federal researcher and vaccine development expert Rick Bright says he was removed from his position in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) after objecting to the agency’s efforts to push the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment. “I believe this transfer was in response to my insistence that the government invest the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the Covid-19 pandemic into safe and scientifically vetted solutions, and not in drugs, vaccines and other technologies that lack scientific merit,” he said in a statement to…

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Hundreds of Amazon Workers Are Not Going to Work in Nationwide Protest News 

Hundreds of Amazon Workers Are Not Going to Work in Nationwide Protest

More than 300 Amazon warehouse workers at 50 facilities across the country have pledged to call out of work in the coming days to protest Amazon’s handling of the coronavirus—the largest mass action against the company since the start of the pandemic. In recent days, Amazon has confirmed at least 75 coronavirus cases in more than half of its 110 warehouse facilities, and experts have warned that the number of positive cases is “likely to exponentially increase” in the coming days and months due to Amazon’s failure to implement an…

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Cognizant confirms Maze ransomware attack, says customers face disruption Technology 

Cognizant confirms Maze ransomware attack, says customers face disruption

Cognizant, one of the largest tech and consulting companies in the Fortune 500, has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack. Details remain slim besides a brief statement on its site, confirming the incident. “Cognizant can confirm that a security incident involving our internal systems, and causing service disruptions for some of our clients, is the result of a Maze ransomware attack,” the statement read. “Our internal security teams, supplemented by leading cyber defense firms, are actively taking steps to contain this incident.” The New Jersey-headquartered IT giant said…

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What ‘Payment Status Not Available’ on the IRS coronavirus aid site means — and why it’s so confusing News 

What ‘Payment Status Not Available’ on the IRS coronavirus aid site means — and why it’s so confusing

The United States Internal Revenue Service launched a website for tracking coronavirus stimulus checks today, but some users are getting told their payment status is “not available,” and even after an official explanation was posted online, they have basically no way of knowing what’s wrong. The new IRS “Get My Payment” portal is supposed to help people find out if they’re eligible for one of the $1,200 relief checks that are being sent to many Americans, and then let them enter bank account information for a direct deposit or tell…

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Box boosts malware detection to help remote workers Technology 

Box boosts malware detection to help remote workers

Cloud content management provider Box has added automated malware detection and controls to its advanced security solution Box Shield. Now when the service identifies malware, Box Shield will automatically alert the end user, restrict downloads and sharing of malicious files and notify IT and security teams. Chief product officer at Box, Jeetu Patel explained how Box Shield will help protect users and their organizations from malware infections, saying: Box update makes it easier to sort out your storage How to choose a cloud storage and backup provider These are the…

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This UK photographer uses FaceTime to keep taking portraits while everyone is quarantined News 

This UK photographer uses FaceTime to keep taking portraits while everyone is quarantined

UK-based wedding and portrait photographer Tim Dunk didn’t know what he would do at first, when the coronavirus outbreak exploded across Europe and necessitated widespread business closures and quarantine orders. How do you keep taking peoples’ photos when you’re not, ah, allowed to be anywhere near them? Instead of panicking, though, he began toying with an idea. Maybe there was a way to keep going after all — a creative solution that would let him ride out the pandemic until things get back to normal. Turns out, the answer was…

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Secured credit cards can help build your credit — here’s how News 

Secured credit cards can help build your credit — here’s how

Credit cards provide a revolving line of credit to borrowers—you can spend up to your credit limit, pay off the balance, then do it again. Not all credit cards are created equal, though, and while some are available to people across the credit spectrum, others require good or even excellent credit to get approved. Secured credit cards are specifically designed to help people with bad credit, limited credit history or no credit at all, and can help you build credit. Here’s what you need to know about secured credit cards,…

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