The glitches took place just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is “looking at” banning TikTok, whose China-based parent company, ByteDance, is the focus of increasing scrutiny from government regulators and privacy advocates. … [Read more...] about Widespread TikTok glitches mess with people’s likes and reality
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Many teachers are subject experts, but new to technology. “Some of the older teachers have a difficult time adjusting. Where to check for the WiFi? If the internet is not working, how do I solve that? How to save the phone battery? This dents their confidence,” says Ranganathan. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?
Norway is one of many countries that rushed out apps to trace and monitor the coronavirus this spring, only to scramble to address serious complaints that soon arose over extensive user data-mining or poor security practices. Human rights groups and technologists have warned that the design of many apps put hundreds of millions of people at risk for stalking, scams, identity theft or oppressive government tracking — and could undermine trust in public health efforts. The problems have emerged just as some countries are poised to deploy even more intrusive technologies, including asking hundreds of thousands of workers to wear virus-tracking wristbands around the clock. … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them
Enter digital innovations that offer a tantalizing promise: to automate the laborious task of alerting people who have been exposed to the virus. Numerous governments have championed such apps as a means of augmenting manual contact tracing. As an economist who tracks digital technology’s use worldwide, I’ve found that the experiences of these countries reveal challenges to getting enough people to use the apps. Unfortunately, these challenges appear to me to be all but insurmountable in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19
"The bank has also deactivated biometrics, and installing Aarogya Setu mobile application has been mandated to all our employees. The bank is also working in close coordination with all the government departments to conform to the requisite protocols prescribed from time to time," he added. … [Read more...] about SBI’s NE Head Office in Guwahati sealed after spike in COVID-19 cases among staff