Kingmakers

Thursday morning. Happy birthday to Jony Ive, John Steinbeck, Alan Guth, and the Labor Party.

Don’t stop with just booze or chocolate. The Pope wants you give up trolling for lent.

The Arizona Republic is no longer endorsing candidates. Why? Basically it boils down to the fact that no one really cares about newspaper endorsements anymore. (As opposed to the Globe which had a teaser campaign for their presidential endorsement. Really? Mark your calendar?)

Google is investing $10 billion in a number of states, including Massachusetts, to expand data centers and office space.

Clearview, the facial recognition company profiled by the Times several weeks ago as a threat to privacy has been hacked. Buzzfeed reports that its client list of law enforcement customers was stolen in a data breach.

And here’s a bit of practical advice for avoiding the coronavirus, or any virus for that matter: keep your distance from people with symptoms. 6 feet or greater is good. And if you’re wondering if you need a mask, watch this video from the WHO.

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