Coronavirus Diaries: I’m Working Rides at the Reopened Disney World (Slate)

Slate: Coronavirus Diaries: I’m Working Rides at the Reopened Disney World. “…I haven’t experienced any confrontations over masks or distancing yet. Most often I just see that people are wearing their masks but not wearing them correctly, with their noses out in the open, or they’ll have them completely under their chins and they’ll be carrying drinks. When I ask them to put the masks on properly, they’ll say, ‘Well, I’m drinking!’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, well … ‘ I sometimes get a little nervous during these conversations because it could escalate very quickly and possibly become dangerous for us.”

Engadget: Disney said to have ‘dramatically’ cut ad spending on Facebook amid boycott

Engadget: Disney said to have ‘dramatically’ cut ad spending on Facebook amid boycott. “Disney might be the largest company yet to join a growing ad boycott against Facebook. Wall Street Journal sources say the media and theme park giant has ‘dramatically’ reduced its ad spending on Facebook. It’s not clear just how deep the cut is or how long it will last, but Disney reportedly made the move quietly rather than making a public announcement. It also froze Hulu advertising on Instagram, according to the sources.”

KRON4: Hong Kong Disneyland to close again amid new COVID-19 outbreak in China

KRON4: Hong Kong Disneyland to close again amid new COVID-19 outbreak in China. “Hong Kong Disneyland is closing after a new outbreak of COVID-19 cases in China amid the coronavirus pandemic. CNN reports the resort will close July 15 until further notice. The park had reopened less than a month ago on June 18 after closing late January during the first surge of coronavirus cases.”

CNN: Disney is postponing the reopening of Disneyland

CNN: Disney is postponing the reopening of Disneyland . “Disney is delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company’s flagship theme parks in California, the company said on Wednesday. The resort, located in Anaheim, California, was set to welcome back guests on July 17 after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

CNN: Disney CEO explains why it’s safe to go back to Disney World

CNN: Disney CEO explains why it’s safe to go back to Disney World. “The Disney resort located in Orlando, Florida plans to reopen on July 11 for its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks and July 15 for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, the company said on Wednesday. The resort, which closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will implement several health and safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during a phased reopening. [Bob] Chapek spoke with CNN Business about reopening the parks and how different they will look under the new health guidelines.”

Entertainment Weekly: Stormtroopers are enforcing social distancing at Disney World

Entertainment Weekly: Stormtroopers are enforcing social distancing at Disney World. “‘Stay in your sector!’ one stormtrooper warns the other when he gets too close. Then she draws an imaginary line to separate them and he backs off. Later, one stormtrooper notes that male banthas (those large hairy creatures ridden by stormtroopers on the planet Tatooine in A New Hope) can reach 3.9 meters long, and the other warns again about getting too close.”

Vox: The NBA might be returning this summer — in Disney World

Vox: The NBA might be returning this summer — in Disney World. “The NBA — among the first professional sports leagues in the US to suspend play due to the coronavirus pandemic — is looking to relaunch its season in late July at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, according to a statement from Mike Bass, the league’s chief communications officer.”

ABC News: Disney launches new free website for families in quarantine

ABC News: Disney launches new free website for families in quarantine. “Parents, rejoice: A new website to entertain your children is here! The Walt Disney Company is launching DisneyMagicMoments.com, a home for some of the best Disney content, stories and resources – for free – for kids, families and fans to fill their time.”

The Verge: Disney is releasing a series of adorable new Frozen shorts, made completely at home

The Verge: Disney is releasing a series of adorable new Frozen shorts, made completely at home. “Just in case Frozen 2 on Disney Plus isn’t enough to keep kids entertained while they’re stuck at home, Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and actor Josh Gad have teamed up to produce a new series of shorts available on YouTube.”

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password

VentureBeat: DoNotPay now lets you share online subscriptions without divulging your password. “DoNotPay, the digital lawyer that shot to prominence for its bot that helps drivers appeal parking tickets, has launched a new product aimed at consumers. With the DoNotPay Subscription Sharing Chrome extension, anyone can share access to their online accounts — like Spotify, Netflix, Disney+ — without divulging their password.”

Neowin: YouTube Music’s restrictions on kids’ content leads to quirks with many Disney tracks

Neowin: YouTube Music’s restrictions on kids’ content leads to quirks with many Disney tracks. “Google found itself in trouble with the law last year due to YouTube’s and its own privacy policies pertaining to minors. The search giant was slapped with a multi-million dollar fine as it was found to be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The company, however, began bringing a slew of changes to the platform ahead of the ruling, followed by official announcements later. As part of those changes and feature additions, the firm brought about certain restrictions on content that creators label as being made for kids. Those very changes, however, might be resulting in some annoying issues on YouTube Music for such content, especially for those from Disney Music.”

Morning Picker: New Disney filters are now available on your favorite social media platform-“Instagram”

Morning Picker: New Disney filters are now available on your favorite social media platform-“Instagram”. “The filter is generated as one uses it in a selfie mode on Instagram stories. The users can check out the multiple Disney characters matching themselves with the characters like Simba from The Lion King or Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

PC World: Disney+ ‘hack’ panic stresses why you need to use unique passwords

PC World: Disney+ ‘hack’ panic stresses why you need to use unique passwords. “The scary headlines started popping up almost immediately. ‘Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums,’ ZDNet proclaimed last week. This morning, the BBC followed up with ‘Disney+ fans without answers after thousands hacked.’ Well, I’ve got an answer for you, and it’s one you’ve probably heard before. Stop reusing passwords across multiple services and websites.”