Tech

Zoom is planning to roll out stronger encryption for paying customers

  • May 31, 2020

Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. The company, whose business ha

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Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

  • May 30, 2020

Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. The curating of stories from news organizations and the selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently d

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WHO launches COVID-19 IP pool with 30 countries

  • May 29, 2020

World Health Organisation (WHO) with thirty countries launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. While the developing nations' push, called the COVID-19 Tec

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UK: Development of UCL-Ventura CPAP breathing aid, aims to reduce the impact of the pandemic

  • May 29, 2020

Covid-19 has launched many global engineering groups on projects that aim to reduce the impact of the pandemic. Among those that target healthcare, one of the most successful has been the UCL-Ventura, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) non-invasive breathing aid for hospital patients. At the time o

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COVID-19 contact tracing raises concerns over privacy

  • May 27, 2020

The growing desire to end the global lockdown caused by the deadly coronavirus pandemic is leading governments to turn to apps that will track everyone’s movements — and that is giving privacy advocates panic attacks. As restrictions loose

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Xiaomi will launch Redmi 10X on May 26

  • May 22, 2020

The Xiaomi company will launch the basic Redmi Note 9 as Redmi 10X, and the latest official posters with a brand ambassador confirming the suspicions. One of the teasers also revealed a launch is scheduled for May 26 at 2 PM. Xiaomi will lau

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Apple and Google starts COVID-19 contact tracing and notifications system

  • May 21, 2020

Apple and Google companies have started testing their joint contact tracing system, which will help public health authorities track the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The two companies are releasing an early version, and it's called COVID-19 Exposure

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Singapore sentences a man to death via Zoom app

  • May 21, 2020

A Malaysian man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal. Singapore is being criticized for handing out a death sentence to a 37-year-old Malaysian drug trafficker via video-conferencing platform Zoom. Malaysian drug trafficker Punithan Genasan was on Fr

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Facebook launches shopping feature to bring more businesses online during the pandemic

  • May 20, 2020

In a bid to help struggling small businesses during coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has introduced free tools for creating online "Shops" to help set up a single online store for customers to access on both Facebook and Instagram. Facebo

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