Tag Archives: Operating systems

20Jul/20

Tech Leaders and Health Authorities from Around the Globe Collaborate to Combat COVID-19

he Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today launched a new initiative to use open source technologies to help public health authorities (PHAs) around the world combat COVID-19 and future epidemics. The new Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) initiative is launching with seven Premier members – Cisco, doc.ai, Geometer, IBM, NearForm, Tencent, and VMware – and two hosted exposure notifications projects, COVID ShieldTM and COVID GreenTM, which are currently being deployed in Canada, Ireland, and several U.S. states. Read more

18May/20

WeChat Releases New Report on the QR Code Economy’s Fight Against COVID-19

On May 18, Tencent’s WeChat, Tsinghua University’s Tsinghua China Data Center, and the Tencent Social Research Institute jointly released a report entitled “The 2020 Pandemic and the QR Code Economy Report”. The report points out that as an important part of the digital economy, the WeChat QR Code Economy has played an effective role in buffering the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

03Nov/17

Facebook investigating WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

09Oct/17

Apple gave Uber ‘unprecedented’ access to secret backdoor

Apple gave Uber’s iPhone app access to a secret backdoor that potentially allows the company to record a user’s screen and access other personal information without his or her knowledge. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Roku shares surge on debut

Shares of the streaming box maker rose about 30 percent minutes after they debuted on the Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Trump, Zuckerberg face-off ahead of Russia hearing

President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg face off online as the social media giant prepares to hand congressional investigators 3,000 political ads that it says were likely purchased by Russian entities during and after last year’s presidential contest. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Twitter to test 280-character tweets

Twitter says it’s testing tweets that are as long as 280 characters with a random sample of users. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

07Sep/17

Facebook discovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says that is has uncovered a Russian-funded campaign to spread divisive social and political messages over its network. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Google program to track shoppers draws federal complaint

A new Google tracking program that links shoppers’ offline purchases to their web activity is drawing concerns over privacy and data security, and has prompted one privacy watchdog to file a federal complaint. Continue reading