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Man charged over online anti-police messages
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man and accused him of posting messages on a social media channel, inciting violence.
How To Tell If We're Beating COVID-19
How people are connecting in the coronavirus crisis
The virtual solidarity we all need right now.
Here's how you can stop bad information from going viral
Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet and experts are calling on the public to practise "information hygiene". What can you do to stop the spread of bad information?
BIG DATA=BIG MONEY: Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse
Members of Congress have a long history of trading stock on confidential information. In fact, up until just a few years ago it was legal and perhaps the best perk of their jobs as “public servants.” Now Big-Data-Kings joins the party. A...
How To Look Your Best On A Webcam
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A must to watch: How China dealing with Covid-19 vs UK and US
While more than 500,000 cases of the respiratory illness have been recorded globally, it is on the decline in China, demonstrating that the course of the outbreak there has been altered and COVID-19 Coronavirus can be ‘stopped in its tra...
Hong Kong as well as any other country must address the deeper digital inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic
More than access to computers and high-speed internet, the divide is in what you can do with the access, particularly in critical times, such as during the mask shortage, when the digitally able bought them online while the rest queued f...
Spanish capital ditches ‘unreliable’ Chinese coronavirus test kits
Madrid city stops using the kits and the national health ministry asks for them to be replaced after tests suggest they only have a 30 per cent accuracy level. Spanish government is reported to have ordered 340,000 of the kits, which the...
How we must respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Gates
Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are essential, which medical advancements show promise and what it will take for the world to endure ...
Sweden is now testing its digital version of cash, the e-krona
The Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, has announced the launch of a year-long pilot project of its proposed e-krona. The project will use distributed ledger technology inspired by the blockchains that run cryptocurrencies.
The firms hiring thousands of new staff
Tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus crisis as restaurants, bars, hotels and gyms have been forced to close.
How Coronavirus Could Slow Down Amazon Deliveries
As Amazon orders surge, coronavirus delays deliveries and threatens to put sellers out of business. Millions of people are told to stay indoors amid coronavirus scares and grocery store shelves empty, Amazon is facing an unprecedented su...
Germany tries to stop Trump from luring away firm working on coronavirus vaccine
The German government said the U.S. was looking into how it could gain access to a potential vaccine being developed by a German firm, CureVac.
Senate clears 77-day extension of surveillance powers
The Senate cleared a nearly four-month extension of intelligence programs that expired on Sunday as part of a deal that will also allow for votes on broader surveillance reforms.
Opinion: This high-tech way to try to slow the coronavirus spread has low-tech problems
We must guard against surveillance opportunists who will endanger public health and the health of our democracy.
Hong Kong's new surveillance plan tracks those in coronavirus quarantine
The city is relying on new devices to monitor those under mandatory two-week quarantine.
The coronavirus pandemic threatens a crisis for human rights too
People could soon be arrested for a sweeping range of new offences in the UK, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch
U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus
The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and a wide array of tech companies and health experts about how they can use location data gleaned from Americans’ phones to combat the novel coronavirus, including tracking wh...
Bill Gates: Countries that shut down for coronavirus could bounce back in weeks
Bill Gates said people should remain calm in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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