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Today β€” March 30th 2020Technology

Authors, Publishers Condemn The 'National Emergency Library' As 'Piracy'

By Colin Dwyer
The Internet Archive

Citing the coronavirus, the Internet Archive expanded its lending program for the digital copies of millions of books. But many writers and publishers say it is sharing their work without permission.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 20:44

How China would rewire the internet

Ventilator challenge, start-up runway fund appeal, Samsung AirDresser

  • March 30th 2020 at 20:05

The Quarantine Diaries

By Amelia Nierenberg

Around the world, the history of our present moment is taking shape in journal entries and drawings.

Airbnb: cancel cultureΒ 

Home rentals group has means to survive without listing for another year

  • March 30th 2020 at 18:51

Covid-19 is accelerating the shift from transport to teleport

We are fast moving to a world where more economic activity takes place in digital form

  • March 30th 2020 at 16:03

Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection And Pay

By Alina Selyukh
Instacart said it would distribute supplies, including hand sanitizer, to more workers and that it would change some tipping settings. But it didn

Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 14:47

New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response

A spy who led the response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury has been named as the new head of MI5.

  • March 30th 2020 at 14:19

Nkom names qualified bidders for 5G spectrum auction after accidental revelation

(Telecompaper) Nkom said that Ceragon Networks, Funn, GlobalConnect, Ice Communications Norway, Telenor Norway and Telia Norway have qualified to take part in the auction of radio frequency resources starting on 06 May. The deadline for applications was 12 March. This concerns spectrum in the 10 GHz, 13 GHz, 18 GHz, 23 GHz, 28 GHz, 32 GHz and 38 GHz bands.

  • March 30th 2020 at 13:58

Apple releases Covid-19 app, website with White House, FEMA

(Telecompaper) Apple has released a Covid-19 app together with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the US's Federal Emergency Management Agency, to make it easier for people across the country to access reliable information and guidance. The app and website give information about risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms, and explain when a person should contact a medical provider. They also direct users to other information resources. 

  • March 30th 2020 at 13:40

Teleste withdraws FY financial guidance due to uncertainty caused by Covid-19

(Telecompaper) Finnish network equipment specialist Teleste said it is withdrawing its financial guidance for 2020 issued on 13 February, because of the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty. Teleste had predicted that net sales would not deviate materially from the EUR 235.5 million achieved for the 2019 full year, and predicted an adjusted operating profit of EUR 6-10 million compared with EUR 7.7 million in 2019.

  • March 30th 2020 at 09:22

Surge of 'smishing' scams as criminals exploit coronavirus crisis

The banking industry has warned of a surge in so-called "smishing" scams as criminals try to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 30th 2020 at 12:13

Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus

By Marc Tracy

With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising.

SK Telecom tops 2 mln 5G subscribers, nearly 45% 5G market share in first year

(Telecompaper) South Korean operator SK Telecom has reached 2.22 million 5G subscribers and 44.7 percent 5G market share, according to a report from the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT released in January. SK Telecom commercially launched its 5G service on 3 April 2019. SK Telecom also reports it has created around 70 5G Clusters in key commercial districts and densely populated areas throughout the nation. To date, around 1 million customers visited SK Telecom's 5G Clusters to test 5G services such as 'Jump AR Zoo' and '5G LoL Park.'

  • March 30th 2020 at 07:48

Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

By David Folkenflik
Facebook says it

Facebook says it will give $25 million to help smaller U.S. newsrooms cover the coronavirus. It's pledging $75 million to buy ads in publications in the U.S. and pandemic hot spots in Europe.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 12:00

Instacart, Amazon Workers Plan To Strike Over Safety Concerns

By Shannon Bond

The online grocery business is doing well during the coronavirus outbreak. Workers from Amazon and Instacart are asking their companies to do more to keep them safe during the pandemic.

  • March 30th 2020 at 11:02

Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks

By Mohamad ElBardicy
As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it

Many companies' employees are working from home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.

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  • March 30th 2020 at 11:00

Mercedes helps make coronavirus breathing aid as F1 joins ventilators effort

The Mercedes F1 team has helped develop a breathing aid to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care, with a host of other rival teams having pitched in to provide UK hospitals with thousands of extra ventilators.

  • March 30th 2020 at 10:01

British F1 teams help create breathing aid for coronavirus patients

Mercedes and McLaren are among a host of British Formula One teams helping a project to make breathing aids for coronavirus patients in the UK.

  • March 30th 2020 at 08:44

Technology: Healthy.io marries machine learning and medicine

The Israeli start-up’s smartphone-based urine tests could bring huge savings for health services

  • March 30th 2020 at 08:01