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Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters.
Spring is normally a busy season for Cambridge University Botanic Garden but as Britain enters its third week of enforced lockdown, visitors are absent – the lilacs and daffodils flowering for no one.
Buying and paying for meals and supplies online was already second nature for many Chinese before the Covid-19 lockdown. The supply and delivery networks that were already in place were able to work with the authorities in cities like Wuhan.
Spring graduation ceremonies in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but students at one school were able to attend remotely by controlling avatar robots while logged on at home.
Facebook on April 6 said it is providing anonymous data about users' movements and relationships to help researchers better anticipate where the coronavirus might spread.
Facebook Inc said on March 6 it would start surveying some US users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating "heat maps" of self-reported coronavirus infections.
The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals experiencing both physical illness and the less-visible stigma that can come with it.
Since millions of people worldwide have been ordered to stay at home, the number of calls to psychiatrists has gone up. But for introverts, the time alone can be rejuvenating.
After a study found Covid-19 antibodies in the bloodstreams of both pet and stray cats in Wuhan, social media users were quick to suggest bloodthirsty ways to neutralise the ‘threat’. But scientists say there is no evidence to suggest the coronavirus can pass from cats to humans, and people should be more concerned about making their animals sick than vice versa.
What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world?