France Accuses Apple of Refusing Help With ‘StopCovid’ App

France Accuses Apple of Refusing Help With

France accused Apple on Tuesday of undermining its effort to fight the coronavirus by refusing to help make its iPhone handsets more compatible with a planned “StopCovid” contact-tracing app. Countries are rushing to develop smartphone apps, which are seen as a way to help keep the coronavirus epidemic in check while reopening the economy. The …

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Google Travel Data Show Coronavirus Lockdown Fatigue in US, Australia

Apple-Google Alliance Welcomed by European Coronavirus App Platform

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show. The latest weekly update of aggregated travel patterns Google collected from its users’ phones pointed to …

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Scientists Use AI to Crack Novel Coronavirus Genome Signature

Scientists Use AI to Crack Novel Coronavirus Genome Signature

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an underlying genomic signature for 29 different DNA sequences of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, providing an important tool for vaccine and drug developers. This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like SARS-CoV-2 in just minutes, according …

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Google Wants to Help You Avoid COVID-19 Related Online Scams

Google Wants to Help You Avoid COVID-19 Related Online Scams

To enlighten users about COVID-19 online risks, Google has launched a dedicated webpage on its Google Safety website focused on the topic. The webpage lists all best practices and offers tips to avoid COVID-19 related scams. Google’s advanced machine-learning classifiers have globally seen 18 million daily malware and phishing attempts related to COVID-19, in addition …

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YouTube Expands Fact-Check Features During COVID-19 Pandemic

YouTube Locks Video Quality on Android, iOS Apps to 480p for Some Users Amid Coronavirus

YouTube, the video service of Alphabet’s Google, said on Tuesday it would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers to US viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information panels, launched in Brazil and India last year, will highlight third-party, fact-checked articles above search results for …

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Popular Google Doodle Games Series Continues With a Cricket Game

Popular Google Doodle Games Series Continues on Tuesday With a Cricket Game

Popular Google Doodle games series continues on Tuesday, with a brand new doodle. To recall, Google had announced on Monday a new initiative to promote gaming indoors by publishing its earlier doodle games. On Monday, it had published the Coding for Carrots throwback, and on Tuesday, the Google Doodle is dedicated to a Cricket game. …

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Amazon Defends Coronavirus Safety Efforts Amid Fresh Protests

Amazon Tests Screening New Merchants for Fraud via Video Calls in Pandemic

Amazon on Monday defended its coronavirus safety efforts as it faced renewed protests from warehouse workers, which have drawn support from some of the US giant’s technology employees. Warehouse protest organisers, which include activist groups in several parts of the United States, said more than 50 employees walked out of an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota …

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Germany Flips to Apple-Google Approach on Smartphone Contact Tracing

Apple-Google Alliance Welcomed by European Coronavirus App Platform

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. Countries are rushing to develop apps to give a detailed picture of the risk of catching the coronavirus, as …

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BSNL Extends Free ‘Work@Home’ Broadband Plan Validity Until May 19

BSNL Extends ‘Work@Home’ Broadband Plan Until May 19 to Offer Free Internet Access

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has extended the validity of its “Work@Home” promotional broadband plan until May 19. The plan was launched last month to offer free Internet access to BSNL landline customers. It provides up to 10Mbps download speeds with a cap of 5GB data on a daily basis to all BSNL landline subscribers …

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Apple, Google Update Coronavirus Contact Tracing Tech Ahead of Launch

Apple-Google Alliance Welcomed by European Coronavirus App Platform

Apple and Alphabet’s Google on Friday updated technical details of the coronavirus contact tracing system they plan to release next month, saying new features would strengthen privacy protections and give health authorities more detailed data. The system announced on April 10 will use Bluetooth technology to let authorities build apps to alert people who have …

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