A European coalition of techies and scientists drawn from at least eight countries, and led by Germany’s Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for telecoms (HHI), is working on contacts-tracing proximity technology for COVID-19 that’s designed to comply with the region’s strict privacy rules — officially unveiling the effort today. China-style individual-level location-tracking of people by states
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Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger app for PC and Mac. This means that you can now use Messenger on your desktop computer, as long as it’s running Windows or macOS. These desktop apps have arrived nine years after Messenger debuted. At its 2019 F8 conference, Facebook announced that a Messenger desktop app was in
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A glimpse of life at Whaddon Hall Vid An astonishingly rare film documenting British intelligence personnel, linked to the code-breakers at Bletchley Park, has been released by the park’s trust, offering a glimpse of unsung heroes who helped win the Second World War. The 11-minute silent film, a compilation of black-and-white and color clips from
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Airtel has announced that its Digital TV users will now get premium content from CuriosityStream for the first time. CuriosityStream is home to documentary films and series. This announcement takes the partnership between Airtel and CuriosityStream, which started in November last year, one step further. CuriosityStream TV channel will be exclusive to Airtel and will
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Zoom has claimed to have shifted its focus towards user privacy and security, and the company recently even started restricting uninvited attendees from virtual meetings. However, security researchers are able to highlight its loopholes through an automated tool that can bypass the measures and find 100 Zoom meeting IDs in an hour. The tool called
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Scroll through any social media website long enough, and you’ll eventually see a screenshot of a ridiculous conversation or similar text that seems outrageous. As it turns out, your instinct is right—most of these are actually fake. You might not know that it’s really easy to doctor the text on a website and capture a
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Another damning probe into vid-conf software emerges Zoom has faced increased scrutiny and criticism as its usage soared from 10 million users a day to 200 million in a matter of months, all thanks to coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Cybersecurity research group Citizen Lab is among those turning the spotlight on the video-conferencing app maker, and
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