9 great reads from CNET this week

The challenges facing expecting parents right now, how census canvassers have replaced clipboards with iPhones and what your Zoom background says about you.

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Zoombombing? Quibi? Tiger King? Amid a week overwhelmed by frightening news of the coronavirus pandemic, these new terms managed to make their way into our stay-at-home lexicon. No time like a global lockdown to learn about new security issues and entertainment trends.

Meanwhile, the number of cases of COVID-19 hit the grim milestone of 1 million worldwide, new unemployment claims in the US topped 6.6. million, and T-Mobile officially merged with Sprint. (So long, Sprint.)

Here are the week's stories you don't want to miss:

Giving birth during coronavirus: 'Something has been stolen from us'

Parents welcoming babies into the world during the strange chaos of COVID-19 face an unusual new set of challenges and fears.

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Census Day 2020: Armed with the iPhone 8, canvassers go all-in with tech

April 1 was Census Day 2020 in the US. For the first time, census takers have said goodbye to paper and clipboards and hello to iPhone apps.

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Coronavirus may permanently change how we buy our food

As millions of Americans are asked to stay home, online grocery purchasing has soared.

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Coronavirus could make us wary of hugs, shape our social habits for years

Weeks or months of social distancing and amped-up hygiene may change our behavior for a long time to come, social scientists say.

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Zoom backgrounds: What yours says about you

Astrology is old news. Thanks to Zoom, we have an entirely new way to deduce someone's entire personality.


Coronavirus ventilators: Why one machine is pivotal in the battle against COVID-19

As health authorities scramble to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, one device has become a symbol of hope and fear.

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Instacart's COVID-19 warning to some workers: You might've been exposed

Scoop: During the coronavirus pandemic, business has been booming for the grocery delivery company. But some workers say their lives are on the line.

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Meet the people who track and expose disinformation

The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab takes CNET to the front lines of the political disinformation war raging on social media.

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Tiger King: 9 things you didn't know about Netflix's insane hit show

Joe's singing, John's missing teeth, Carole's missing husband: All the things you might have missed.