9 great CNET readings this week


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The worlds of technology and the coronavirus continued to cross this week, with Apple and Google launching their contact tracking tool – although it could take up to a year to be fully effective. We also learned more about COVID-19 immunity certificates. They act as a pass for people who have already recovered, but they also raise some questions about their effectiveness. Meanwhile, the virus has Hypocrisy exposed when it comes to online accessibility: People in the disability community For a long time I requested, and have not received, adaptations that were quickly implemented for the masses once the blockades began.

Here are the stories of the week that you don't want to miss.

By working with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Google is collecting voice samples to teach your Google Assistant to understand people with the condition.

Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Large numbers of commercial jets are parked at airports around the world now, and these multi-billion dollar machines need constant attention.


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Religious communities around the world are taking advantage of tools like Zoom, Facebook Live and WhatsApp to tune in to the services.

Coronavirus impacts mosques

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To improve facial recognition algorithms, researchers are tracking photos of people in facial masks online.


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For Instacart's paid sick leave, workers need a letter from a public health authority. The problem is, how does someone get one?


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Most Disney theme parks remain closed, but there are ways to bring home the sights, sounds, and even smells of a Disney vacation.


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Fewer releases and changes in broadcast attitudes could lead to positive side effects for filmmakers.


Almost Moss

Comment: Thank you Spotify for helping me regain the magic.


Erin Carson / CNET

Sorry, you're stuck with this universe.


NASA / Hubble


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