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‎The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic / a New Europe digital event

New Europe > ‎The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic / a New Europe digital event In case you missed the live, you can watch New Europe’s second digital event on the personal, local, and global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was hosted by New Europe Editor & CEO, Alexandros Koronakis. Participating Speakers are: […]

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Hackers are exploiting Zoom’s newfound popularity amid coronavirus pandemic

https://mashable.com/article/hackers-zoom-domain-names-coronavirus/ With so many people working from home or looking to connect with family and friends amid the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing platform Zoom is having a big moment. So of course, this makes Zoom a prime target for hackers looking to take advantage of the service’s newfound popularity. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point […]

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US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread

The CDC could use the info to track compliance with stay-at-home ordersBy Kim Lyons  Mar 29, 2020, 8:57am EDT US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry —not data from the carriers themselves— to track Americans’ movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along […]

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As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide

Uncomfortable with tech, many are struggling to use modern tools to keep up with friends and family in the pandemic. By Kate Conger and Erin Griffith For more than a week, Linda Quinn, 81, has isolated herself inside her Bellevue, Wash., home to keep away from the coronavirus. Her only companion has been her goldendoodle, Lucy. To blunt the […]

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

March 30, 20205:00 AM ETHeard on Morning Edition MOHAMAD ELBARDICY As a large number of companies opt to work from home, cybersecurity experts say it’s a hacker’s paradise.Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Large numbers of companies are rolling out mandatory work-from-home policies to help limit the risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak. But cybersecurity experts warn […]

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Before the coronavirus, telework was an optional benefit, mostly for the affluent few

BY DREW DESILVER One of the key public health responses to the global coronavirus pandemic has been social distancing – avoiding large groups of people in close quarters in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Along with shutting down sports leagues, closing churches and stores and limiting restaurants to take-out service only, […]

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Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse

Kevin Murphy, March 26, 2020, Domain Tech A coalition of over 1,000 security experts, domain name providers and others have got together to help coordinate efforts to combat abusive coronavirus-related domains. A workspace on the collaboration platform Slack has been growing steadily since it was created a week ago, enabling technology professionals to exchange information about […]

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Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world

Alan Rusbridger The coronavirus blitz spirit has focused our interest on networks that make us stronger – the NHS, the BBC and the internet itself Sun 29 Mar 2020 09.00 BSTLast modified on Sun 29 Mar 2020 09.59 BST If this is the worst of times, it is also the best of times. In our anxiety we are drawing […]

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ICANN publishes .com price hike report

BY ANDREW ALLEMANN — MARCH 27, 2020 UNCATEGORIZED 0 COMMENTS Staff justification report echoes its previous comments, as well as Verisign’s. ICANN has published a review of comments submitted about its proposed contract amendment with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for .com. The most controversial aspect of the amendment is allowing Verisign to increase the price of .com domains by 7% per […]

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School closings prompted by coronavirus have affected more than 1.5 billion students worldwide

Public Domain CORONAVIRUS NEWS UNESCO says more than 160 countries have closed all their schools because of the pandemic.Mike Kennedy MAR 26, 2020 The coronavirus has disrupted schooling for more than 87% of the world’s student population, UNESCO says. UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—says that as of March 25, the pandemic has led […]