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US indicts Chinese hackers on charges of targeting coronavirus vaccine data and defence secrets
Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, identity theft and fraud. Li and Dong’s alleged victims include the US Department of Energy and more than a dozen US defence contractors, pharmaceutical companies and s...
UK Says Russian Hackers Trying To Steal Research On Coronavirus Vaccine
Britain's cyber-security agency accused a hacking group it said "almost certainly" operates as part of Russian intelligence services of trying to steal information on coronavirus vaccines. The National Cyber Security Centre said targets ...
Health officials: COVID-19 contact tracing app from Apple & Google likely useless
Despite early excitement, virus-tracing apps built by Apple and Google are likely useless, according to health officials. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to talk about why this once promising technology now looks to be a f...
NHS app will use Bluetooth signals to warn people they could have coronavirus
The UK is preparing to anonymously track potential coronavirus carriers on their mobile phones as part of a contract tracing strategy.
Coronavirus and the Bill Gates Conspiracy Theory – The logic and its obvious fallacy
Bill Gates is now the leading target for Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists. As with every other Conspiracy Theory, there is some background truth that gets hijacked to support the fallacious conclusion.
Analysis estimates more than 10 years of life are lost for each UK Covid death on average
More evidence against "they were going to die soon anyway" line.
Amazon reportedly tried to shut down a virtual event for workers to speak out about the company's coronavirus response by deleting employees' calendar invites
Amazon attempted to shut down a virtual event where workers spoke out about working conditions at the company's warehouses by deleting employees' calendar invites, organizers told The Seattle Times.
Jeff Bezos: Widespread coronavirus testing needed before economy can get running again
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said mass testing around the world for the coronavirus is needed to “get the economy back up and running.”. In his annual shareholder letter, he said he hopes to test Amazon workers, including those with no symptoms.
Does a countrywide stay-at-home order kill off democracy?
Covid-19 is a challenge for every democracy, as it forces governments to take drastic measures against freedom.
Donald Trump’s threat to cut WHO funds ‘puts American interests at risk’
An outbreak anywhere can be a problem everywhere, pandemic experts say after US president takes aim at the UN health body. ‘China, not the WHO, should be held accountable’ for information supplied in the early days of the disease
Coronavirus: internet giant Amazon begins building its own testing lab
Move comes after company began screening the temperature of each person arriving for work and distributing face masks
Half of UK adults exposed to fake coronavirus news online
Nearly half of UK adults have been exposed to false or misleading information about coronavirus online in the last week, a UK media regulator has said.
Chinese Emergency Pandemic Mask Factory Visit
Join me as I tour one of the many new mask factories that have been set up to supply the global mask demand during the covid-19 crisis
WhatsApp Is Imposing Stricter Limits On Forwarding Messages To Slow Down Coronavirus Misinformation
Once a message has been forwarded more than five times in total, it can now only be forwarded to one chat at a time.
New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns
As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service.
How the UK's newest hospital was built in nine days
How London's ExCel centre was transformed into a hospital to treat coronavirus patients.
‘The worst kind of fake news’: UK government blasts 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories linking 5G mobile telecommunications masts with the spread of the Covid-19 illness have been blasted as “dangerous nonsense” and “the worst kind of fake news” by UK government officials.
Forget Zoom? Skype unveils free 'Meet Now' video calls
Skype has rolled out Meet Now video meetings that are free and don't require downloads or signups
These 'disease hunters' developed a novel technique for tracking pandemics after 9/11, but lost funding right before COVID-19
Nearly two decades ago, when 9/11 spurred governments to invest in fighting bioterrorism, a group of disease experts figured out how to track pandemics using data from emergency rooms with a technique called 'syndromic surveillance.' Now...
A Conspiracy Theory That 5G Is Causing The Coronavirus Is Spreading Alongside The Pandemic
Even actor Woody Harrelson has succumbed to the baseless hoax that cellphone infrastructure is spreading the coronavirus.
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