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New Google Maps tools aim to help combat opioid addiction

Google Maps' newest feature might just save a life.

12.9.2019

Google Maps' newest feature might just save a life.

Google unveiled the new tools to correspond with National Recovery Month.data-page-subject=true

A screenshot of the Naloxone Locator Tool. Image: screenshot / google "People come to Google every day to seek information on addiction and recovery," reads the Google press release announcing the new tools."[In] fact, just last month, we saw an all-time high in search interest for 'rehab near me,' 'addiction treatment near me,' and 'how to help an addict.'" This latest effort aims to assist those very people. Now, importantly, because this is Google we're talking about, we would be remiss not to highlight potential privacy concerns associated with the Recover Together site. We reached out to the company with questions regarding how use of the above tools will be tracked, and if any use will be tied to specific Google accounts or used for advertising. Thankfully, Google assured us that visits to this website would not be associated with any specific Google accounts. Page views will be measured, but anonymized and only in the aggregate. What's more, the company claims it will not use Naloxone-related searches to target ads. SEE ALSO: Read more: Mashable

This will not stop opioid addiction, but it may give someone a second chance. Why is it people are not addicted to opioids in third world countries where powerful acetaminophen + opioid combos are available OTC? 🤔 Bravo!

New Pop-Up National Park Offers 500 Square Feet Of Pristine Wilderness For Next 2 DaysATLANTIC CITY, NJ—With its organizers hailing the temporary site as the city’s hottest destination this week, a new pop-up national park offers 500 square feet of pristine wilderness for the next two days, sources confirmed Wednesday. “Starting bright and early this morning and continuing through dusk tomorrow, the best Instagram opportunity in the city will be the Pavati National Park, with its .000017935 square miles of scenic vistas, 15-foot-long hiking trails, and over 10 species of flora and fauna,” said pop-up organizer Kellen D’Agostino, showing off the national park’s choice location just minutes from the Atlantic City boardwalk, adding that he was planning to tour the site through select cities so urban dwellers across the country could take in the beauty of America’s natural world. “For a limited time and just a $50 entrance fee, visitors can breathe in the fresh air while walking between the pop-up park’s dozen mountain hemlocks, or relax next to the gorgeous three-foot waterfall in its northwest corner. There’s a little salmon run, too, as well as sage grouses, bald eagles, a moose, and a variety of other amazing animals you’ll be able to photograph from a safe distance. Of course, communing with nature doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and fun—our pop-up park includes an artisanal small bites station, three minibars, coat check, and even a cozy cabin one lucky couple can book for the night—just don’t feed hors d’oeuvres to the animals! Arrive early, because we’re capping the national park at 30 people at a time. You do not want to miss the exclusive national park event of the fall!” At press time, the pop-up national park had been ordered to close after a bear escaped and mauled several pedestrians in the middle of N. Albany Avenue. Was this the inspiration? with starbucks inside The bear killed me.

A New Google Baby Monitor Would Use AI to Keep Infants SafeUsing new technology, it would alert you if there’s trouble even before baby wakes up.

A new Google baby monitor could use AI to alert parents before infant awakesCNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe. How about being a real parent and monitor your baby yourself. WCGW? Just one more way for less parenting brilliant.

New law allows 9/11 moment of silence in New York public schoolsMost children attending public school in New York state were not alive on Sept. 11, 2001. But current students and the generations to come now have a way to honor and understand the lives lost on 9/11. Good. Not even sure why this was a problem...it's not something crazy like worshiping a god or something... Will not forget September11 🇺🇸🙏💐

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New Law Requires New York Schools To Take Moment Of Silence For 9/11Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that honors the lives of those who were killed during the tragic attacks on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.



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