Zoom Faces Scrutiny Over Privacy Amid Rising Use During Coronavirus PandemicThe spike in popularity is leading to a wave of scrutiny of the San Jose-based company, particularly around privacy.
SF Dentists Brave Highest Risk Of COVID-19 Contamination To Treat Emergency PatientsWhen California banned all non-urgent medical procedures, a lot of dentist offices closed down. Still, a few stayed open to handle emergencies and it turns out they’re some of the highest risk healthcare workers in the country.
Facebook Feature Lets Neighbors Volunteer To Help Each Other During Coronavirus PandemicFacebook is rolling out a new tool that lets its users offer or request help from their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Using Robots, UC Berkeley Lab May Soon Complete 1,000 COVID-19 Tests A DayResearchers say this is a critical time in our history and traditional methods of conducting tests are not going to cut it. That’s why a lab using robots at UC Berkeley may provide the testing needed to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic.
Instacart, Amazon Workers Stage 1-Day Strike To Demand Hazard Pay, Protections Against COVID-19Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.
Instacart Shoppers Plan Nationwide Strike On Monday Over Coronavirus ConcernsInstacart shoppers say they've been busier than ever during the coronavirus pandemic as many are making grocery runs nearly everyday, but the associated health risks have also become greater than ever.
Zoom To The Top: Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdowns Send San Jose Video Conference Provider's Shares SoaringAs the coronavirus pandemic has forced millions around the world to stay in their homes, 9-year-old Silicon Valley video conference provider Zoom has exploded in public awareness as the go-to app for virtual meetings, classroom lessons, church services and general communication among workers, families and government officials.
Oakland's 'Escape Artist' Shot This Hauntingly Beautiful Drone Video Of His City Sheltering In PlaceHauntingly beautiful drone footage of Oakland's empty streets shows just how serious people there are taking the shelter-in-place to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Silicon Valley Nonprofit Making 3D Face Shields To Fill Urgent Need For Coronavirus Medical PPEInnovation is part of the fabric of the Bay Area, so when the medical community said that they were running low on their personal protective equipment, the Maker community, and all their 3D printers, came to the rescue.

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FoodMaxx, Lucky, Save Mart Supermarkets Establish Hours For Coronavirus First RespondersSave Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx grocery stores will open their doors one hour early and one hour later for first responders starting on Thursday.
Zoom To The Top: Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdowns Send San Jose Video Conference Provider's Shares SoaringAs the coronavirus pandemic has forced millions around the world to stay in their homes, 9-year-old Silicon Valley video conference provider Zoom has exploded in public awareness as the go-to app for virtual meetings, classroom lessons, church services and general communication among workers, families and government officials.
Save Mart, FoodMaxx, Luckys Add Plexiglas Shields At Registers For Safety During Coronavirus PandemicGrocery shoppers may notice some remarkable changes at the checkout counter. In an effort to ramp up safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some supermarkets are installing Plexiglas shields at their registers.
Born in SF, American Craft Brewers' Future Dims As Coronavirus SpreadsAfter Fritz Maytag revived San Francisco's Anchor Steam Beer, launching the modern microbrewery movement, craft brewers flourished across the U.S. But Americans' love of beer has been trending down and, with COVID-19 closures, many brewers worry their livelihoods could be doomed.
PG&E To Use Funds For Wildfire Victims To Pay For Camp Fire CrimesPG&E is warning its elaborate plan for getting out of bankruptcy might collapse if the utility can’t pay for its criminal liability in the deadly Camp Fire by taking money away from a fund set up to compensate victims for their losses.
Landlords Face Ethics Of Public Safety Vs. Personal Privacy When Tenants Test Positive For CoronavirusDo tenants have the right to know if someone in their building tested positive? Can landlords demand an infected person to tell them?

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Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Promises Help For Small Businesses, Launches Jobs WebsiteGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday afternoon tried to offer some reassurance to small-business owners and workers employed by those businesses that the state would be providing financial support during the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.
South Bay Leaders Address Misinformation About County's Coronavirus Eviction MoratoriumSanta Clara County and San Jose leaders on Thursday addressed misinformation surrounding the new countywide eviction moratorium.
'We Have Fallen Short' - Zoom CEO Apologizes For Privacy, Security Issues Amid Coronavirus SpikeThe founder and CEO of San Jose-based Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues.
Silicon Valley Firm Fixes 500 Ventilators In Coronavirus Crisis After Engineer Figures Out HowIt was late when engineer Joe Tavi’s boss called with an odd question: Could their Silicon Valley company, which makes fuel cells, learn how to fix a ventilator?
Feds Seek Breakup Of Altria-Juul Deal On Antitrust GroundsU.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and San Francisco e-cigarette startup Juul Labs.
FoodMaxx, Lucky, Save Mart Supermarkets Establish Hours For Coronavirus First RespondersSave Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx grocery stores will open their doors one hour early and one hour later for first responders starting on Thursday.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Jose City Council Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave OrdinanceThe San Jose City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved an emergency paid sick leave ordinance, providing much needed relief for essential employees who are still working during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mill Valley Hair Stylists Help Stuck-At-Home Clients With DIY Coloring KitsThe shelter-in-place order shut down barbers and hair salons, which means before long, people will begin looking a little different. So, some stylists are helping their clients who want to become do-it-yourselfers.