Kurz informiert: Just use Teams, Online-Casino, Lithium, John McAfee

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A group of climate protectionists and customers of the collaboration and video conference tool Microsoft Teams have called on the software company Microsoft to limit business trips to the level of the Corona crisis year 2020 in the future. Instead of traveling to business meetings, Microsoft should better use its own tool, Teams, for virtual meetings, demands the campaign “Just use Teams” on Twitter. In the pre-crisis year 2019, Microsoft’s business trips produced more climate-damaging gases than some entire countries. Microsoft can only take a leading position in climate protection if the group adapts its travel policy and only carries out the most necessary flights.

The Bremen gaming researcher Tobias Hayer fears increased addiction risks with the entry into force of the new State Treaty on Gaming on July 1st. “The legalization of online gambling will make it even more popular and the incentives to play will be massively increased,” said the dpa psychologist. With the new State Treaty, previously forbidden virtual slot machine games on the Internet as well as online casinos with poker or roulette are allowed.

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The oceans contain a total of around 5000 times as much lithium as the continents – but unfortunately only in the very low concentration of 0.2 ppm. According to their own statements, researchers at the Saudi Arabian King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have now developed a process to extract lithium from seawater in an economical way, writes Technology Review. With electricity, catalysts and a ceramic membrane, lithium, hydrogen and chlorine can be extracted from seawater at the same time – and at an economical cost.

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Software developer and antivirus pioneer John McAfee was found dead in a prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday. Just hours earlier, a Spanish court had approved his extradition to the United States. McAfee was 75 years old. The US prosecutor accused McAfee of tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns. In addition, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that McAfee recommended the purchase of certain cryptocurrencies without disclosing its advertising fees. This resulted in charges against the antivirus entrepreneur for fraud and money laundering.

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