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Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

Apple Suspends Face Recognition Clearview AI App

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The facial recognition app known as Clearview AI has been suspended from the Apple iOS developer program after it was discovered that the app had violated Apple’s terms in its Developer Enterprise Program. The app will no longer be available for use on all iPhones until the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of…Read the article
Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Family Safety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

| Coronavirus
A few short weeks ago, the Coronavirus or COVID-19 primarily only affected people in places that most New Yorkers (including many people in this office) would be hard-pressed to find on a map. Then, there was a case in the Tri-State area, followed by another and then another. Next, the unthinkable happened. The number of…Read the article
Coronavirus and Your Job

Coronavirus and Your Job

| Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreads, people who have jobs are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However,…Read the article
Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

Two Children Killed In Brooklyn Traffic Accidents

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Last week in Brooklyn, two children were fatally hit by vehicles in a traffic accident, while walking to school. The first death occurred last Tuesday when a ten-year-old girl crossing the street with her older brother was hit by an empty school bus making a right turn. Just two days later and two miles away,…Read the article
Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

Coronavirus: Updates and Facts

| Coronavirus
On Friday, officials in Washington State, Oregon, and California reported coronavirus disease 2019 infections among individuals who had not been traveling overseas or had any known contact of someone who might be infected. These three cases- a Seattle high school student, an Oregon elementary school employee, and a Santa Clara woman with a compromised immune…Read the article
TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

TikTok’s ‘Skull Breaker’ Challenge: Unsafe as it Sound

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The dangerous and possibly fatal stunt began in Spain and has spread worldwide. Already, several U.S. children have sustained permanent injuries while partaking in the challenge. In the Rompecráneos (skull cracker) stunt, three children stand in a line. When all three jump simultaneously, the two outside children kick to the inside, causing the middle child…Read the article
Lasting Impact of the Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Ash Spill

Lasting Impact of the Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Ash Spill

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The Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill happened over a decade ago, in December of 2008. But the spill’s severe and lasting impact is still affecting residents of the surrounding areas today. It was the biggest coal ash spill in history in the United States, marking a monumental environmental disaster that resulted in a lake…Read the article
Current Coronavirus Crisis Might Just Be the Beginning

Current Coronavirus Crisis Might Just Be the Beginning

| Coronavirus
Some experts predict that the COVID-19 virus might be infinitely more dangerous than the early 2000s SARS outbreak which killed 800 people and infected about 8,000 others. The warning came as the casualty count in China continues to climbed to 2,700 infections and 80 deaths. According to models, the number of domestic infections could reach…Read the article
How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

How to Be Safe with Your Baby in the Car

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With their spine still developing and heads large for their bodies, babies are at a higher risk of injury in crashes. If you’ve placed your child riding facing forward, in a crash, his spinal cord could stretch, resulting in serious injuries or death. Hence, we recommend riding with your baby facing the rear in a…Read the article
New Findings on Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

New Findings on Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

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A new study suggests that the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine has little to do with number of doses received. The recommended series has always been two or three doses, but a study published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open suggests any dose is better then none. Although it is too early for people…Read the article