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Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google earlier this month unveiled an ambitious plan to jury-rig billions of smartphones into coronavirus-tracking beacons. Now, just weeks after the announcement, the programme is already facing serious challenges.
Indian authorities plan to make a contact-tracing mobile app mandatory for everything from taking public transit to going to work, raising concerns among digital rights experts about privacy and increased surveillance.
Uber Technologies Inc pledged to make it easier for California drivers to get sick pay if they fall ill from the coronavirus.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos summoned to testify before US Congress about ‘possibly criminally false’ statements
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon and the world's richest individual, has been called before the House Judiciary Committee to explain how the e-commerce giant uses data on third-party merchants.
Covid-19: ‘Emergency’ for millions as coronavirus severs remittance lifeline, digital transfers surge
When Fathy called his family back home in Egypt a week ago, they asked him to send money, as he had for the past year. But he had none, having lost his job as a car painter in the United Arab Emirates in March, when a coronavirus lockdown was introduced.
India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas.
It was one of the smallest pieces in the world’s biggest science project that turned into the most vexing coronavirus supply-chain hurdle for Bernard Bigot.
The pandemic is playing to the strengths of the biggest digital players, as seen in their earnings results for the quarter ending in March.
France’s labour ministry said May 4 that it denied a request by Amazon for emergency funds to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis, after the US giant shut its warehouses over a court order to sell only essential items.
Coronavirus lockdowns mean poor people without Internet access are being further marginalised, researchers and rights groups said on May 5, urging governments and telecommunications companies to do more to get them online.