Planning a Holiday on a Limited Budget

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Thanks to advances in technology, seeing the world is now easier than ever before with travel apps putting all the information you need to plan your trip right at your fingertips. However, traveling can be expensive, especially if you plan on sharing your experiences with your family. That is why we’ve gathered together some tips to make your next holiday memorable for the wonders you will see and the memories you will make rather than the bills that will await you on your return. Plan Ahead and Travel Off-season When…

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Google Chat rebrand takes over old Hangouts name

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The old brand has been officially removed from its enterprise G Suite, having fully rebranded. The Hangouts brand has been fully removed from the enterprise G Suite, replacing it with the rebranded Google Chat. The rebranding has arrived on the heels of a similar produce renaming, as the company has launched the name Google Meet in the place of its old Hangouts Meet for its videoconferencing app. The change had previously been suggested in a G Suite support document update, but it is now confirmed. The new Google Chat is…

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WhatsApp message forwarding limited to slow COVID-19 misinformation spread

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Facebook has taken yet another effort to try to stop people from pushing inaccurate coronavirus info. WhatsApp message forwarding has been further limited as a part of a broader effort to slow the spread of coronavirus misinformation. This is another sign of a tech company taking advanced measures to halt false info from being shared. By shrinking the capacity for Facebook-owned WhatsApp message forwarding, it means that misinformation won’t be able to go as far and cannot move as fast. This is the latest of Facebook’s efforts to try to…

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Google location data for 131 countries published in coronavirus lockdown reports

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Alphabet Inc. provided the data in order to help determine whether lockdowns are working. At the end of last week, Alphabet Inc. published Google location data reports for 131 countries to help show whether visits to workplaces, parks and shops had reduced throughout March. That was the month in which many governments issued stay-at-home orders to their populations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This analysis from billions of individual phones is the largest available public dataset. The Google location data analysis provides health authorities with the largest available…

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Zoom security is about the same as “malware”, say experts

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The company’s rate of daily use has risen by 535 percent over the last month, but privacy isn’t high. Zoom security has been called into question as the app’s use has exploded over the last month due to the number of people who are following stay-at-home orders. According to security researchers, the app is essentially a “privacy disaster”. The app’s daily use has risen by 535 percent over the past month, but researchers are saying that Zoom security is a “privacy disaster”. This is a direct result of the lockdowns…

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