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I Tried Frozen Pizzas from More than 21 Different Brands — These Were the Winners in 6 Categories

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The best frozen pepperoni pizza! The best frozen pizza with a cauliflower crust! And more! READ MORE...
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samuel
9 days ago
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Amy's is up there.
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sarcozona
9 days ago
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I read this because I am a masochist

Apple Shares Details on Privacy 'Nutrition Labels' Coming to App Store

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As part of iOS 14, Apple is introducing a new App Store feature that will provide privacy details for each app that you're downloading, which the company has said can be likened to a "nutrition label" for apps.


In a new Developer Support document, Apple outlines the information that developers will need to provide on their ‌App Store‌ pages for customers. Apple is relying on developers to offer up their own privacy policies, and developers will need to start adding this information to ‌App Store‌ Connect starting in the fall.
Later this year, the ‌App Store‌ will help users understand an app's privacy practices before they download the app on any Apple platform. On each app's product page, users can learn about some of the data types the app may collect, and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them. You'll need to provide information about your app's privacy practices, including the practices of third-party partners whose code you integrate into your app, in ‌App Store‌ Connect starting this fall.
Apple says that developers will need to identify "all possible data collections and uses," providing a list of data types that will be shown in the ‌App Store‌ labeling.

Customers can expect to see details on all of the data collected by an app, ranging from name, email address, and address to payment info, location, contacts, and more. Apps will need to make it clear when they access photos, texts, browsing history, purchase history, and more, and whether advertising and diagnostic data is collected.


Apps will need to disclose what the data collected is used for, such as first-party advertising, third-party advertising, analytics, app functionality, or product personalization, and whether data is linked to a user's account, device, or identity.

Developers are also required to understand and outline whether data collected is used for tracking users, aka providing data collected from the app with third parties for targeted advertising purposes.

More information on what developers will need to provide for their ‌App Store‌ listings can be found in Apple's developer document. This feature is expected to become available when ‌iOS 14‌ launches to the public, though Apple does not appear to have given developers deadlines for when the information needs to be added to the ‌App Store‌.
Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

This article, "Apple Shares Details on Privacy 'Nutrition Labels' Coming to App Store" first appeared on MacRumors.com

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samuel
16 days ago
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Wow this is going to be a huge feature.
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Zeynep Tufekci: ‘Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation?’

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Zeynep Tufekci, writing a few weeks ago for The Atlantic:

There are also different kinds of “airborne” transmission — the term can sound scarier than reality and can become the basis for unnecessary scaremongering. For example, some airborne diseases, such as measles, will definitely spread to almost every corner of a house and can be expected to infect about 90 percent of susceptible people in the household. In the virus-panic movie Outbreak, when Dustin Hoffman’s character exclaims, “It’s airborne!” about Motaba, the film’s fictional virus, he means that it will spread to every corner of the hospital through the vents. But not all airborne diseases are super-contagious (more on that in a bit), and, for the most part, the coronavirus does not behave like a super-infectious pathogen.

In multiple studies, researchers have found that COVID-19’s secondary attack rate, the proportion of susceptible people that one sick person will infect in a circumscribed setting, such as a household or dormitory, can be as low as 10 to 20 percent. In fact, many experts I spoke with remarked that COVID-19 was less contagious than many other pathogens, except when it seemed to occasionally go wild in super-spreader events, infecting large numbers of people at once, across distances much greater than the droplet range of three to six feet. Those who argue that COVID-19 can spread through aerosol routes point to the prevalence and conditions of these super-spreader events as one of the most important pieces of evidence for airborne transmission.

Tufekci, you will recall, spearheaded efforts to get public health officials and agencies in the U.S. to recommend face masks back in March.

Also at The Atlantic, and also outstanding:

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samuel
16 days ago
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I'll say this about hygiene theater, as much as cleaning surfaces is bunk and doesn't do much to limit the spread of COVID, it has been a blessing for the subway, busses, and other transmit related spots to be blissfully clean.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
jlvanderzwan
14 days ago
And that is why COVID is miniature climate change: https://i.imgur.com/9lxluA3.png
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Notre Dame Withdraws Hosting First Presidential Debate Moved

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The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today stated that the University of Notre Dame has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate on September 29, 2020. CPD is pleased to announce that the first presidential debate will be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic and held at the Health Education Campus (HEC) in Cleveland, OH. Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic have collaborated on the HEC, a joint project where students in medicine, dentistry, nursing and related fields come together to learn and practice team-based care in simulated settings and, later, at actual clinical sites. This will be the second CPD-sponsored debate hosted by Case Western Reserve University. In 2004, the university was the site of the Vice Presidential debate.
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samuel
53 days ago
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I went to undergrad at Case and was there for the VP debates in 2004. No surprise they want to host this debate regardless of risk. There's a reason I moved to Massachusetts. Ohioans can't be trusted with the health of others.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
HarlandCorbin
53 days ago
I have a lot of relatives in Ohio. Far too many of them think that this is a hoax, that it will disappear on 4-Nov. I cannot understand how deluded my family members are!
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Should We Even Be Buying Meat Right Now? 4 Food Experts on Safety and Ethics During the Pandemic.

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What do the outbreaks at meatpacking plants mean when were standing in the grocery store figuring out dinner? READ MORE...
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samuel
58 days ago
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Another reason to ditch meat.
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Highlight passages and add private notes to saved stories

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When you’re reading a story and want to save a portion of it for personal use, you now have a couple new options. Highlighting is now available for all stories. Simply select the text you want to highlight and NewsBlur helpfully shows a tooltip that allows you to select a part of the text and save it.

You can enrich your reading experience with highlights and come back to passages you want to remember. All stories with highlights are tagged as “Highlights” in your Saved Story tags list. That way you can immediately come back to your highlights.

Second, you can now also write private notes to yourself. If you’re doing research and want to remember why a particular story is being saved, the private notes text box can save your thoughts without having to share them with the world.

A few other small changes have been added to this feature. You can also save stories and tag them from any website using the bookmarklet (which you can install under Manage > Goodies > Bookmarklet).

Lots to live in this release! Keep posting good ideas to the forum.

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samuel
60 days ago
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Now that we have highlighting for phrases, next step will be training on highlighted phrases.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
lasombra
60 days ago
That is a great feature!
jcherfas
59 days ago
How will we be able to extract highlighted passages?
samuel
59 days ago
What do you mean by extract?
jcherfas
58 days ago
Get the contents out, with some context, in order to display it on my own site.
Belfong
49 days ago
Thanks. I can now get rid of LINER which is a annoying add-on to browser but it offers Highlighting features which I really need. Now, I can do without it and use it in NewsBlur!
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ameel
64 days ago
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This is so cool!
Melbourne, Australia
rickhensley
64 days ago
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I ran across this highlight thing earlier this week and I was surprised at how useful I've found it already.
Ohio
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