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E. coli infections continue to rise in Switzerland

E. coli infections continue to rise in Switzerland
E. coli infections continued to climb in Switzerland in 2019, according to the country’s surveillance report on zoonoses and outbreaks of food poisoning. The most common zoonoses were again campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis. There were about 7,000 cases of campylobacteriosis and 1,500 of salmonellosis, but the actual number is likely to be higher, according to the Federal…

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of peach salsa, gift baskets

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of peach salsa, gift baskets
In response to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh peaches, a wholesaler is recalling peach salsa and gift baskets that contain peaches supplied by Wawona Packing. Wawona has recalled peaches in the United States and Canada in relation to the outbreak, which has sickened 68 people across nine states and 33 people in Canadian…

Danish officials trying to find sources of three outbreaks

Danish officials trying to find sources of three outbreaks
Public health officials in Denmark are looking into three outbreaks that have sickened almost 50 people with one caused by Hepatitis A and two due to rare strains of Salmonella. Since June, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration) and DTU Food Institute have been investigating three suspected foodborne outbreaks that…

Google’s own employees were confused by its privacy controls, lawsuit docs...

Google’s own employees were confused by its privacy controls, lawsuit docs show
Google’s privacy options have always been notorious for being unnecessarily complicated — so much so that even its own employees find it confusing and misleading. Newly unsealed documents (via Arizona Mirror) from Google’s consumer fraud lawsuit in Arizona reveal several internal emails where some of the company’s employees admit that their location controls can use…

FDA gives special authorization to speedy COVID-19 test

FDA gives special authorization to speedy COVID-19 test
The U.S. has received a boost in its efforts to conduct more COVID-19 tests after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for a kit made by Abbott Laboratories. The test, called BinaxNOW, takes just 15 minutes to produce a result, and is priced at only $5. It involves a nasal swab…

Watch Ford and Bosch demonstrate automated valet parking system

Watch Ford and Bosch demonstrate automated valet parking system
If you think you’d feel comfortable getting out of your car, tapping a button on your smartphone, and then watching your vehicle trundle off into the distance all by itself, then automated valet parking may be right up your street. Ford has teamed up with Bosch in Detroit, Michigan, for what it describes as “the…

Kevin Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer resigns as TikTok CEO
Kevin Mayer is stepping down as the CEO of the short-form video platform, TikTok, a mere three months after taking up the position, reports The Financial Times. The action comes as tensions between TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese startup, Bytedance, and the Trump administration continue to escalate in the U.S. Vanessa Pappas, who…

How to watch SpaceX attempt first on-shore rocket landing since March

How to watch SpaceX attempt first on-shore rocket landing since March
SpaceX is launching rockets at a rapid rate these days, deploying satellites not only for its internet-providing Starlink service, but also for a host of other companies as part of its recently launched Smallsat Rideshare Program. Later this week, SpaceX is set to launch an Earth-observing satellite called Saocom 1B for Argentina’s CONAE space agency,…

Best smartphone deals for September 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel

Best smartphone deals for September 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel
Almost all of us use a smartphone today for everything from work to entertainment to keeping in touch with friends and loved ones. Our smartphones have become virtual extensions of ourselves, and along with your keys and wallet, your phone is probably one of those things that you never leave home without. Unfortunately, these faithful…

The best dating apps for 2020

The best dating apps for 2020
Whether you’re in search of your significant other or just want to grab a coffee with a local, dating apps have paved the way for interpersonal connection. While there are a ton of different apps available, they each offer unique and exclusive features. So, which service will you choose to help you find the one?…

YouTube reveals why it’s been removing far more videos than usual

YouTube reveals why it’s been removing far more videos than usual
In the space of just three months, YouTube removed a staggering 11.4 million videos for violating its Community Guidelines, the company revealed on Tuesday, August 25. The content, which may have contained subject matter such as pornography, incitement to violence, harassment, and hate speech, was taken down between April and June 2020. The removed videos…

These are the best cheap gaming headset deals for September 2020

These are the best cheap gaming headset deals for September 2020
Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. A good gaming monitor is essential for enjoying every in-game visual detail, but just as important is a quality gaming headset to fully immerse yourself in sound. Also important (and what sets a gaming headset apart from regular headphones) is having…