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A gender reveal party ignited a 10-acre brush fire in Florida, fire officials say

(CNN)A gender reveal party in Florida went wrong and sparked a 10-acre fire, CNN affiliate WESH reported. “Something as seemingly innocent as a gender reveal can turn into a large-scale disaster where homes are threatened,” he added. The blaze was “fast moving in heavy fuel”and ended up burning 10 acres before it was completely contained within hours, county fire officials and the Florida Forest Service said. No homes were damaged, the Brevard County Fire Rescue said. The county had been under a burn ban, including outdoor activities such as campfires,…

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Security News This Week: A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Everybody's worried about Zoom this week. As the video conferencing software rocketed to 200 million users amid widespread shelter-in-place orders, security and privacy pros have catalogued a litany of issues. It's probably perfectly fine for most people! But especially if you need true end-to-end encrypted meetings, maybe give Zoom a minute to get its act together. Zoom's not the only one benefiting from novel coronavirus quarantines. Online credit card skimmers have stepped up their activity now that everyone's shopping from home, according to data from security company RiskIQ. The most…

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The Grandma Who Went Viral For Accidentally Texting A Stranger On Thanksgiving Contracts Coronavirus

One of the worst things that can happen during this pandemic is seeing your loved ones getting sick. Sadly, with the corona cases skyrocketing to over 1 million, many are forced to face our family members, neighbors, friends, and coworkers being sickened by this disease. Recently, a man named Jamal Hinton found out that a woman who became his friend after she accidentally invited him to Thanksgiving dinner 4 years ago has become ill with COVID-19. Jamal, who became a regular Thanksgiving guest at Wanda’s house after he was accidentally…

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BA cabin crew contract virus on long-haul flights

Why are planes still flying? Despite slashing its flight schedule amid travel restrictions, BA is still operating some flights to destinations such as New York, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, where more than 6,000 people have died. This week the airline also helped repatriate hundreds of British nationals from Peru. Along with other UK-based airlines, BA is now working with the Foreign Office to bring back people who are stuck abroad. Image copyright Getty Images And BBC News has learnt that Public Health England has suggested…

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Selena Gomez shares that she has bipolar disorder in conversation with Miley Cyrus

(CNN)Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus had a moving virtual conversation on Friday in which Gomez revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “I’m just really happy that we did this new DM. It was very sweet because you just sent a butterfly emoji,” Cyrus recalled. “And that’s enough, connecting with people and letting them know that you’re there. A butterfly emoji is totally enough.” Cyrus added that during the coronavirus pandemic, she’s found herself “writing a lot” to help her process what’s going on. “A lot of it…

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Jessica Alba reveals her company is donating diapers, other essentials to families impacted by the coronavirus

Jessica Alba revealed that her Honest Company is donating supplies to families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. (Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images) She also noted that her company has a very rigorous system in place to maintain social distancing while still delivering products to her customers safely. Later in the interview, Alba noted that her company is not only open for business, but it’s donating essential supplies to families that may be out of work or struggling to afford childcare essentials amid new COVID-19 regulations. CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: HOW TO TRAVEL WITH…

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