The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

The Biggest Coronavirus Myths, Busted

We’re living in uncertain, surreal times, as the coronavirus crisis worsens in the United States. As we’re struggling with a vacuum of reliable information, coronavirus myths are spreading as quickly as the disease, amplified by social media. Luckily, we’ve got Dr. Seema Yasmin, director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative at Stanford University. In the…

So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

The videoconferencing company Zoom has seen its star rise exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, as friends and coworkers increasingly turn to the service for a communication lifeline. With this notoriety, though, has come mounting scrutiny of Zoom’s security and privacy practices. Zoom is safe for most people. But as the United States federal government and…

Kotaku Reacts To Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Kotaku Reacts To Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Screenshot: NintendoTwo weeks have passed since Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out, and almost everyone on the Kotaku staff has poured themselves into trying to make our new desert islands feel like home. It’s been…a process—full of blood, sweat, and a lot of broken axes—and we have some thoughts about it.Hopefully by now you’ve read…

For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

“There is nothing,” a desperate poster writes, and a dozen others agree. Online communities dedicated to homelessness, like Reddit’s r/homeless, were already places to vent about unlivable living situations, but as the Covid-19 outbreak continues, the challenges they face have only gotten more extreme. Shelters are full, or closed, or too fraught with coronavirus risk…