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Potential Vaccine Generates Enough Antibodies To Fight Off Virus

Slashdot readers schwit1 and Futurepower(R) are sharing news about a potential coronavirus vaccine that has been found to produce antibodies capable of fighting off Covid-19. The Independent reports: The vaccine, which was tested on mice by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, generated the antibodies in quantities thought to be enough to “neutralize” the virus within two ... Read More »

‘Zoombombing’ Is a Federal Offense That Could Result In Imprisonment, Prosecutors Warn

“Zoomboming,” where someone successfully invades a public or private meeting over the videoconferencing platform to broadcast shock videos, pornography, or other disruptive content, could result in fines and possible imprisonment, according to federal prosecutors. The Verge reports: The warning was posted as a press release to the Department of Justice’s website under the U.S. Attorney’s office for the state’s Eastern ... Read More »

Broadband Engineers Threatened Due To 5G Coronavirus Conspiracies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks. Facebook has removed one anti-5G group ... Read More »

EU Rules Rental Car Companies Don’t Need To Pay A License To Rent Cars With Radios That Might Play Music

Mike Masnick, reporting at TechDirt: Five years ago, we wrote about another such crazy demand — a PRO (Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), sometimes known as “Collection Societies,” that have a long history of demanding licensing for just about every damn thing) in Sweden demanding that rental car companies pay a performance license because their cars had radios, and since “the ... Read More »