Computing and information technology

In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, an Indian man uses Aarogya Setu app on his mobile phone in New Delhi, India. As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is fervently pursuing contact tracing to control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a smartphone app that evaluates users’ infection risk based on location services such as Bluetooth and GPS. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
May 08, 2020 - 2:14 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is actively pursuing contact tracing to help control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a government-run smartphone app that uses location services to evaluate infection...
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May 07, 2020 - 10:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Zoom Video Communications is buying security firm Keybase in an effort to shore up security for its video meetings. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Zoom has been working to improve the security of its video meetings after some lapses in privacy and security as Zoom meetings grew...
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May 07, 2020 - 7:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A virtual meeting of South African lawmakers has been disrupted by hackers who flooded the video call with pornographic images. In the the incident on Thursday, the hackers also hurled racial and sexual insults at the meeting's chairwoman, Thandi Modise, who is the speaker of...
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May 07, 2020 - 3:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Internet supplier Virgin Media and mobile phone carrier O2 plan to merge and create a big new telecommunications provider in the U.K., the brands’ parent companies announced Thursday. Virgin Media’s owner, Anglo-Dutch-American firm Liberty Global, and Spain’s Telefonica, which owns O2...
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FILE - In this Thursday May 2, 2019 file photo, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis gives a speech at The Prague 5G Security Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. On Wednesday May 6, 2020 the Czech Republic and the United States signed a joint declaration about their future cooperation on security of the 5G technology. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 06, 2020 - 4:38 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic and the United States have signed a joint declaration Wednesday for cooperating on security of 5G technology. The Czech government office said the document was signed remotely by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The signing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel said Monday, May 4, 2020 that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan to become a “complete mobility provider.” The acquisition deepens Intel’s reach in Israel, where the company has spent billions buying other companies, and where it has a chip-making factory. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 04, 2020 - 5:52 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Intel is buying transportation-planning service Moovit for $900 million as the world's largest computer chip maker moves further down the road in its effort to build self-driving cars. The deal announced Monday gives Intel another tool to use in its push to become a major...
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A soldier of the Swiss army wearing a protective face mask holds a smartphone with an app using Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-3T) during a test with 100 soldiers in the military compound of Chamblon near Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Thursday, April 30, 2020. The race by governments to develop mobile tracing apps in order to contain infections after lockdowns ease is focusing attention on privacy. The debate is especially urgent in Europe, where academics and civil liberties activists are pushing for solutions that protect personal data. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 04, 2020 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Goodbye lockdown, hello smartphone. As governments race to develop mobile tracing apps to help contain infections, attention is turning to how officials will ensure users’ privacy. The debate is especially urgent in Europe, which has been one of the hardest-hit regions in the world,...
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A couple walk during the lockdown measures by government to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the medieval core in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, May 1, 2020. Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades announcements, from May 4 the island starts to ease its lockdown restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
May 02, 2020 - 11:39 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The government of Cyprus is encouraging the voluntary use of a locally developed cellphone application designed to locate people who may have come into contact with someone carrying the coronavirus. The country's Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy said...
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FILE - In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, rubber stoppers are placed onto filled vials of the investigational drug remdesivir at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. Given through an IV, the medication is designed to interfere with an enzyme that reproduces viral genetic material. (Gilead Sciences via AP)
May 01, 2020 - 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of the first drug that appears to help some COVID-19 patients recover faster, a milestone in the global search for effective therapies against the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Gilead Science’s intravenous...
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Workers manufacture face masks at a workshop in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Oscar Henao a taxi driver by profession and his partner Adan Fajardo, owner of the small packaging workshop, created the plastic protection mask model they called the "mask of life,” to protect people from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 29, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. government...
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