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Schiff: If Trump wanted more infections ‘would he be doing anything different?’

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse panel urges intelligence community to step up science and technology efforts Lawmakers introduce resolution condemning Azerbaijan, Turkey for conflict with Armenia Democrats gear up for clash with DHS over whistleblower case MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign raises over M on day of VP debate Trump chastises Whitmer for calling him ‘complicit’ in extremism associated with kidnapping scheme Trump says he hopes to hold rally Saturday despite recent COVID-19 diagnosis MORE’s handling of the coronavirus, warning that a rally he plans to hold at the White House on Saturday runs the risk of spreading the illness. 

“Donald Trump held a super-spreader event at the White House. Now he wants to hold another big rally there, and still refuses to wear a mask. I don’t think Donald Trump wants even more Americans to be infected with COVID-19. But

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20 Technology Skills Wanted By Amazon, Other Top Employers


Software developers, network engineers and systems engineers were the top three technology roles that employers were trying to fill in the second quarter, while SQL, project management and Java were most in-demand skills, according to a new report from Dice that focuses on tech hiring trends amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Recruits with programming language skills in Java, Python and C++ were at the top of the list for Amazon, which Dice ranked as the top tech employer during the second quarter.

There was continued growth among infrastructure-related tech occupations and emerging U.S. tech hub cities during the April-to-May period, even while tech job postings nationwide decline, according to Dice, a Centennial, Co.-based tech jobs site.

“In 2019, the biggest challenge confronting many businesses was the need to source great talent amidst record-low unemployment within the tech industry,” the Dice report states. “One year later, the biggest issues have been

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Opinion | America’s Tech Billionaires Could Help Protect the Election. If They Wanted To.

He doesn’t want to limit participation to tech giants. He mused that most S & P 500 companies could use their power to try to bake some stability into our currently unstable politics. “Beyond voting,” Mr. Ovadya said, “you could imagine the companies coming together with a pledge that others could sign that said something to the effect of ‘I agree upfront to abide by the results of the election as certified by the Electoral College and Supreme Court’” (a scenario that has grown even more complicated in recent days).

Mr. Ovadya’s argument is compelling. With tensions and anxiety about potential claims of voter fraud and postelection unrest mounting, surely it makes sense to do anything possible to ensure a fair, free, transparent and universally accepted election. Mr. Ovadya notes that encouraging corporate involvement also has the added benefit of not alienating the nation’s most powerful unelected individuals.

The skeptic

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What Microsoft wanted from a TikTok deal, and why its bid for the hit social video app didn’t pan out

Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison, left, is looking to make the company a “trusted technology partner” to TikTok after ByteDance turned down an acquisition bid from Walmart and Microsoft, led by Satya Nadella, right. (Oracle and GeekWire File Photos)

Microsoft’s bid for TikTok fell through after the tech giant insisted on acquiring full control of the social video app’s U.S. operations, data, source code and algorithms, declining to settle for a lesser deal that didn’t put those key assets in its hands.

That’s one of the details that emerged overnight after Microsoft said Sunday afternoon that TikTok’s parent, Beijing-based ByteDance, declined the offer from Microsoft and Walmart to acquire TikTok for a reported $20 billion to $30 billion.

The Chinese company, under pressure from the Trump administration to divest TikTok’s U.S. operations due to national security concerns, has instead submitted a proposal that makes rival bidder Oracle a “trusted

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Ideas wanted: Help make the world’s biggest covid-19 symptom database useful

The news: Since April, the Delphi research group at Carnegie Mellon University has been compiling one of the world’s largest databases for covid-19 symptom tracking. Now it’s launching a new challenge with Facebook and other partners to crowdsource data projects for improving the nation’s pandemic response.

The data: The Delphi group, one of the best flu-forecasting teams in the US, has been surveying people in the US about their symptoms via Facebook to help with the CDC’s covid forecasting efforts. The latest survey asks 36 questions about whether you have or know someone with symptoms, how often you come in contact with other people, whether you’ve been experiencing mental-health or financial challenges, and more. Every day, Facebook randomly selects a population of users to push the survey to in their news feeds. The answers are then sent directly to Delphi without the company ever viewing them.

As of May, the

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