A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline

A Beach Town Wrestles With Cutting Its Economic Lifeline

The mood was tense Thursday morning as commissioners in Okaloosa County, home to some of Florida’s most popular beaches, called to order an emergency meeting to address the worsening Covid-19 pandemic. Attendees—seated in folding chairs carefully spaced a couple of feet apart from one another—silently rose to their feet as a local pastor gave the…

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on Trucking

As cities and states have raced to shut down businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the roads have gone quieter. Normally gridlocked cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have seen much faster traffic speeds during so-called rush hour—53 percent and 70 percent, respectively—as residents hunker down and hope social distancing does its work.But shelter-in-place…

Dr. Seema Answers 50 of the Most Googled Coronavirus Questions | WIRED

Dr. Seema Answers 50 of the Most Googled Coronavirus Questions | WIRED

Published on Mar 20, 2020Dr. Seema Yasmin is back to help answer 50 of the most popular coronavirus questions being searched right now. Do coronavirus symptoms come and go? Why is it called coronavirus? Has this virus been around before? For more information, see below:https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-a…https://www.wired.com/story/how-long-…https://www.wired.com/story/everythin…https://www.wired.com/story/everythin…https://www.wired.com/story/coronavir…You can follow Dr. Seema Yasmin on Instagram for more:https://www.instagram.com/drseemayasm…#stayhomeLearn #withmeSeema…

The Generation Gap

As the number of coronavirus-caused quarantines has spiked across the globe, people are being driven into isolation en masse. In some countries, social distancing measures have been helping, but they also come a little too late. This week on Gadget Lab, we talk with WIRED science writer Matt Simon about why places like Italy have…

Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem

The novel coronavirus has impacted the global economy, daily life, and human health around the world, changing how people work and interact everyday. But in addition to the pressing threat the virus poses to human health, these rapid changes have also created an environment in which hackers, scammers, and spammers all thrive. Coronavirus phishing scams…

The Best and Worst Browsers for Privacy, Ranked

The Best and Worst Browsers for Privacy, Ranked

Microsoft Edge received the lowest privacy rating in a recently published study, which compared the user information collected by major browsers. Yandex, the less-popular browser developed by the Russian Web search provider Yandex, shared that dubious distinction; Brave, the upstart browser that makes privacy a priority, ranked the highest. The rankings were revealed in a…