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Facebook, Uber, and Dating Sites Top List of Companies Collecting Your Personal Data

London-based Clario—the antivirus that wants to be your friend—is also ready to help you take back some privacy, by pointing out which companies are tracking the most information about you. Not the usual tracking we’re used to talking about, such as using cookies to follow where you visit online, what you buy, and then using that to show you targeted advertising (at best), though this ties into that. What Clario has done with its new infographic (the full version is below) is show you exactly the personal info all the social networks, online stores, streaming services, sharing services, and more are legally collecting about you, either when you sign up or over the course of time.

The company did this by creating 32 criteria for your personal data points and looking into what each service wants or expects you to share. The criteria include your email, full name but also

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Top Kamala Harris staffer tests positive; blood type may play role in contracting virus

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris canceled campaign stops Thursday after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

Harris wasn’t in contact with either staffer, but she is quarantining out of an abundance of caution, according to a campaign manager for presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana are seeing cases surge at rates, per capita, higher than any state’s worst this spring or summer, while Wisconsin is not far behind.

New evidence has come out linking blood type to the likelihood of contracting the virus. And there are still three places in the country without any COVID cases.

Some significant developments:

  • President Donald Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden will participate in competing town halls Thursday night. The original debate was canceled after Trump tested positive for the coronavirus and he refused to do a virtual debate.

  • Herd immunity is a strategy being endorsed by

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Top tips for returning to exercise after a long break



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If you’re ready to begin exercising again after a long break, make sure your mindset is right first.

Whether it’s due to an injury, illness, gyms closing during lockdown or simply a busy period with work, there are many reasons why we might not be able to work out for a while. But if you’ve been thinking about resuming your fitness schedule, there’s a few things to consider before you begin.

“Getting back into exercise after a long break can be very difficult, both physically and psychologically,” Jemma Thomas, a Personal Trainer and founder of Jemmas Health Hub, told Cover Media. “Often getting your mindset into the mood is the toughest part.”

Here are Jemma’s top tips on returning to exercise after a long break:

1. Don’t beat yourself up – Go at your own pace, remember that everyone is different so

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Petco Foundation Continues Commitment to Fund Pet Cancer Treatment at Top U.S. Universities and Expands Initiative to Support Other Critical Pet Health Care Needs | News

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Petco Foundation, a national non-profit organization working to lead and inspire change for animals, continues its support to pet parents to help with the cost of pet cancer treatment, with an $825,000 investment to the top veterinarian oncology universities for pet cancer treatment funds, bringing their total commitment to over $5.2 million to date. Since 2010, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with Blue Buffalo, have invested more than $16 million in the fight against pet cancer.  

“Pet cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, and a devastating diagnosis for pet parents who cannot afford treatment for their pets. With all the strides being made in the veterinary oncology field increasing treatment options for our pets, our goal is to make these lifesaving treatments available to more pets and their pet parents,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the

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Take A Break From The Grocery Store Routine & Try A Meal-Delivery Service Instead

These days, you can get just about anything delivered — from wine to groceries and even pre-packaged meals. We’re talking super fresh ingredients that are prepackaged and portioned for customized recipes and shipped directly to our doorsteps. Not only is this ordering-in alternative more convenient and oftentimes more cost-effective than take-out, but it’s also a safer method of shopping for groceries during social-distancing and WFH periods. Before signing up, there are a few questions to answer: How much do these services actually cost? And which one of the dozens out there is right for us? For the full 411, we studied up on and cataloged (from A to Z) the most popular meal-delivery subscriptions available. Scroll ahead to find the best one to help you kickstart a new cooking regime.At Refinery29, we’re here to help

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Prime Day 2020 Recap: Top Products Sold, Most Popular Items, Deals


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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is over and while the orders are still being counted, it’s expected to top last year’s record-breaking numbers for both items sold and total revenue.

While Amazon doesn’t reveal earnings data, the site says Prime members saved more than $1.4 billion on Prime Day 2020, with best-selling products around the world including the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum, LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, and Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet.

Prime Day 2020 was also a success for what Amazon calls “independent third-party sellers” (I.e. the mostly small and medium-sized businesses that rely on the site as a marketplace to sell their own products and creations). Amazon

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Ready, Set, Gold! Launches Enhanced Eight-Week Virtual Classroom Series featuring Top Olympians and Paralympians

The Ready, Set, Gold! Fall Series is made possible through the support of Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films, and will be available online through Classroom Champions and the YMCA of Metro Los Angeles.

Ready, Set, Gold! today announced the launch of a new, eight-week digital classroom series designed to help kids stay active while distance learning from home. The series will be made available for free online to all students through the support of The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films and will also feature standout Olympians and Paralympians, including gold medalists John Naber and Rudy Garcia-Tolson.

Leading social and emotional learning provider Classroom Champions will host the Fall Series through their customizable, intuitive online platform, putting resources, developed by Ready, Set, Gold!, at teachers’ fingertips. Each of the eight lessons will be released weekly on Monday, beginning October 12.

The 30-minute Virtual Ready, Set, Gold! lessons

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Our pick of the top UK offers from Apple, Microsoft and Lego

Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)
Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)

Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as one of the internet’s biggest shopping events, it’s known for offering customers an array of discounts on everything from TVs and tablets to coffee machines.

While the sale usually takes place in July each year, due to coronavirus, the online retailer postponed its Prime Day 2020 event to later now.

Lasting 48 hours, there will be more than one million deals available from big-name brands including Philips, Toshiba, Lego, Nintendo, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Le Creuset, to name just a few.

Last year, the retailer said it sold more than 175 million products, dubbing the sale the “largest shopping event in Amazon history,” as it surpassed results from the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined, and this year is set to be bigger than ever.

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Top offers in the sale, now it’s live

Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)
Here’s everything you need to know about the big sale event (iStock/The Independent)

Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as one of the internet’s biggest shopping events, it’s known for offering customers an array of discounts on everything from TVs and tablets to coffee machines.

While the sale usually takes place in July each year, due to coronavirus, the online retailer postponed its Prime Day 2020 event to later now.

Lasting 48 hours, there will be more than one million deals available from big-name brands including Philips, Toshiba, Lego, Nintendo, Samsung, Under Armour, Sony, Le Creuset, to name just a few.

Last year, the retailer said it sold more than 175 million products, dubbing the sale the “largest shopping event in Amazon history,” as it surpassed results from the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined, and this year is set to be bigger than ever.

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Opening schools, education top House 9 issues | Local News

Candidates for state House District 9 said that public education is a top concern among voters they’ve met, with one focusing on returning students to class and the other on teachers and facilities.

Republican Perrin Jones and Democrat Brian Farkas are vying for the seat that represents much of eastern Pitt County in the Nov. 3 election. Two other state House seats and a state Senate seat that represent Pitt also are contested. Early voting starts on Thursday at seven sites in the county.

Jones, 48, an anesthesiologist, was appointed to the seat in 2019 after it was vacated by Republican Greg Murphy, who won a special election to fill the late Walter Jones’ congressional seat. Farkas, 33, who works in client development at an architecture firm, is making his second run for the office.

“Students right now tend to learn best when they are taught in person as opposed

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