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- San Francisco 7-day test positivity rate: 4.5
- San Francisco 7-day rolling average new cases per day: 83
- San Francisco 7-day average case rate per 100,000: 5.2
- San Francisco 14-day hospitalization average: 52.9
THE LATEST IN TECH FOR GOOD
Google has refocused Jigsaw, its elite research team, on aiding oppressed populations and fending off attacks on more open societies, such as helping the Iranian protests.
Waymo launched the Waymo Accessibility Network to give people with disabilities more say on how autonomous vehicles (AVs) are developed.
To deter unauthorized parties, Airbnb rolled out new platform defenses and policies that prohibit people without a history of positive reviews from making one-night reservations.
Microsoft will launch Microsoft Places, an app to help employees and managers in a hybrid workplace decide when is the right time to go into the office.
Airbnb is partnering with Minut to provide Airbnb Hosts with free Minut noise sensors to help prevent and address potential issues while protecting guest privacy.
Spotlight Impact Story
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, nearly 3,500 residents of Collier, Charlotte, and Lee Counties received a push notification on their smartphones offering $700 cash assistance, no questions asked. These notifications came from a new partnership between Google and the nonprofit GiveDirectly, which deployed an algorithm that had estimated from satellite images that those people lived in badly damaged neighborhoods and needed some help.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- California began construction on the first leg of the 10,000-mile broadband network to bring high-speed internet services to all California residents.
- The California Department of Social Services awarded 12 organizations $53 million in new housing grants to help older adults and adults with disabilities.
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