You Can Still Play *Pokémon Go* Even When You Can’t … Go

While most game makers are seeing booming usage statistics in the era of coronavirus-induced social distancing, Niantic is in the opposite position. The company’s games—including Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and Ingress—are all built around the idea of leaving the house and meeting up with people in real-world locations.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on…

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‘Hope You’re Well’: Emailing Through a Time of Pandemic

Early last week, Sarahjane Sacchetti paused before sending an email to the staff of Cleo, the San Francisco–based benefits startup where she’s the chief executive. A people operations manager at the company had forwarded her information about California’s state-wide shelter-in-place order, and Sacchetti wanted to email the update to all company offices—which span nine states…

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Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

With hundreds of millions of people sheltering in place and quarantining around the world due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and many brick-and-mortar stores temporarily closed, online shopping has become even more of a lifeline. As consumers ramp up their online spending, though, the criminals who hack websites to digitally “skim” credit card numbers are…

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