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Google's unequal treatment of its employees has come under criticism again, as full-time employees receive high-end instant Covid-19 test, while contract workers get a cheaper, slower version.
Whistleblower Frances Haugen issued a stinging rebuke of Facebook’s “Meta” rebrand on Nov 1, accusing the company of yet again prioritising expansion over people’s safety.
For Bangkok market sellers, the armpit sweat soaking their T-shirts during the humid monsoon season may contain subtle signs of coronavirus infection, local scientists have said.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Amadeus will integrate IBM's digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform in a bid to simplify the verification of passengers' health credentials during the boarding process, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.
Data rights groups are warning of privacy violations and risks to vulnerable communities after Abu Dhabi deployed scanners at border crossings, malls and other public locations that could detect Covid-19 in seconds.
British scientists have developed a ceiling-mounted Covid "alarm", a sensor that can detect if someone is infected, even if they were yet to show symptoms.
A breath test designed to detect Covid-19 and give accurate results within one minute has been approved for use in Singapore, the National University of Singapore said in a statement.
Japan’s health minister watched a demonstration on Jan 19 of a prototype automated Covid-19 testing machine that uses a robotic arm to take a sample from a person’s nose and can deliver the results in about 80 minutes.
Peking University team say their patented sensing chip is as accurate as the standard PCR testing, based on initial study results. They say the technology is ready for immediate use, but some think there could be challenges for mass production.
A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads.