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The epidemic is gaining momentum as more countries move to digital IDs

The epidemic is gaining momentum as more countries move to digital IDs

The card used by millions of people to prove their identity to everyone from the police to liquor store owners could soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of countries are developing digital driver’s licenses. With the advent of digital wallets and passports, people are relying heavily on their phones to prove their identity. At least five states have implemented a mobile driver’s license program. Three others – Utah, Iowa and Florida – intend to launch …

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IPhone production centers in India hit by Covid-19

IPhone production centers in India hit by Covid-19

IPhone production centers in India have been hit by Covid-19. Factories used by partners working on acquisitions Apple, Foxconn and Wistron have been hit by a second wave of epidemics. Foxconn earlier this week confirmed that 10 Chinese engineers based at its Chennai base had been infected with Covid-19. Following the discovery, infected workers were kept in solitary confinement at a local hospital and the plant was temporarily closed to treat sanitis. A similar incident took place at Wistron Center …

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Facebook introduces a vaccine-finding tool program in India

Facebook introduces a vaccine-finding tool program in India

The American technology conglomerate Facebook has partnered with the Indian government to release a drug detection tool on its mobile system in India, which will help people identify nearby areas for vaccination. According to Mashable, earlier this week, Facebook announced a USD 10 million grant for emergency response efforts on the state of COVID-19. The vaccine tracker tool will allow users to locate the nearest vaccination centers and their working hours as assigned by the Department of Health and Family …

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Five technology giants continue to grow

Five technology giants continue to grow

If the epidemic had never happened, it is likely that the momentum of the technology industry would have risen in the past year. But the economic results of the Covid-19 have affected tech titans in high places that they may have thought possible last year. Last week’s quarterly results from Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., and Google-parent Alphabet Inc. puts that light in a clear display. Each of these companies – already pre-epidemic juggernauts – recorded revenue …

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Covid-19 Reliable online for hospital bed, oxygen, medicines

Covid-19 Reliable online for hospital bed, oxygen, medicines

The second wave of disease is on the horizon. There is a steady increase in the number of cases in almost all parts of India. This rise is hampering our medical infrastructure, which also creates a shortage of resources including hospital beds, medicines, respirators and plasma among others. In the current context, the lack of a centralized information system has made it difficult for citizens to access the resources they need to help their sick friends and family members. So, …

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Twitter, FB deletes about 100 posts after government orders

Twitter, FB deletes about 100 posts after government orders

Twitter and other social media platforms have removed nearly 100 posts and URLs after the government asked them to remove content that criticized the handling of the current medical crisis or spreading non-epidemic news. Twitter said it had informed the affected account holders of their actions in response to an official request from the Indian government, and Facebook did not comment on the matter. Sources said the companies had complied with the order. However, it was not immediately clear what …

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Uber 25,000 free tours to Covid-19 vaccine centres in India

Uber 25,000 free tours to Covid-19 vaccine centres in India

Uber today announced that it will provide 25,000 free passengers to help vaccinate vulnerable and poor adults to nearby vaccination centers in 19 cities across the country in the coming months. The list includes Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, Indore, and Jodhpur. Uber India said the move is part of its partnership with the Help Help India, which works for disadvantaged seniors in the country. The taxi …

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Covid-19-related cyber attacks continue to rise: McAfee

Covid-19-related cyber attacks continue to rise: McAfee

The increase in cyber attacks during the epidemic is well known. But the numbers released by computer security software company, McAfee, are alarming. The company maintains a COVID-19 Threats dashboard. According to the data, about 762,187 threats were received in India between 2 May 2020 and 18 April 2021. Globally, India is among the top three countries where McAfee has received major threats. The US is the highest, with more than 2.5 million acquisitions, followed by Spain at about two …

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Facebook is turning part of HQ into a vaccine

Facebook is turning part of HQ into a vaccine

Facebook Inc. They said on Friday it would turn part of its headquarters in Menlo Park, California into a vaccination clinic for underperforming communities. The Ravenswood Family Health Center, based in the low-income area of ​​East Palo Alto, will administer Covid-19 treatment. The social media giant also plans to provide transportation for residents looking for a gun to and from the Facebook site. Facebook employees will not be able to access the vaccine, according to a company spokesman. “As more …

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Nearly 3mn people in India acquired digital skill: Microsoft

Nearly 3mn people in India acquired digital skill: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it had helped more than 30 million people in 249 countries and territories access digital skills, including nearly three million people from India. This number is higher than the original 25 million target announced by the tech giant in June last year. Microsoft Corp is also expanding its commitment to help 250,000 companies worldwide hire skills by 2021, the statement said. “From demolished factory workers to contacts and truck drivers, millions of people turned to …

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