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Taiwan authorities have accused Chinese Internet trolls of sowing panic over the coronavirus outbreak, with much of the disinformation falsely implying the island has an out of control epidemic.
With creative, efficient and amazingly responsive solutions, Chinese technology giants and emerging startups are bringing tremendous value to the nation’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
Authorities censor intellectuals who have criticised officials’ handling of the outbreak. Posts calling for freedom of speech after the death of Li Wenliang, the doctor punished for alerting people about the virus, are removed.
As flames and smoke from burning bushes billowed towards them, Catalan firefighters calmly controlled the progress of a planned fire on a forested hillside – an exercise aimed at reducing the danger of blazes breaking out later in the summer heat.
Facebook said on Feb 26 that it is banning ads that make false claims about products tied to the new coronavirus.
Boost eWallet is offering users free Prudential life insurance with special Covid-19 coverage through its app with RM1,000 payout to family upon death.
Spooked by a sneeze or a cough, Chinese consumers are turning to online consultations in droves for advice about possible coronavirus symptoms – a boon for a fledgling industry that has struggled to win over customers.
China's local governments are ramping up surveillance efforts with new data collection campaigns to better trace residents' moves in public areas, seeking to curb the coronavirus outbreak but heightening privacy concerns.
Johnson & Johnson said on Feb 25 it would partner with Apple Inc on a study to use an iPhone app and the Apple Watch to study how earlier detection of atrial fibrillation impacts stroke in people aged 65 or older.
Greater data collection has helped prevent the virus from spreading in China because it enables precise reporting of hotspots. The rush to scoop up even more data to fight the outbreak has led to privacy breaches, especially for residents in the epicentre of Wuhan.