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Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus (Update)

Google says it will publish users' location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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'CoronaCheck' website combats spread of misinformation

Cornell researchers have developed an automated system that uses machine learning, data analysis and human feedback to automatically verify statistical claims about the new coronavirus.

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'Your roots are showing': Photo editing apps surge after salons shut down amid coronavirus

Faith Zellman used the photo editing app Facetune to spruce up her hair since all the salons in town are closed due to the coronavirus.

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How to boost your internet speed when everyone is working from home

With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the internet for work, education and entertainment. This has placed greater demand on our network infrastructure, ...

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Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.

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These tools help older people connect digitally while isolating

Social isolation is hardly a new experience for many older people. If there is one silver lining to the current pandemic it may be that people of all ages are now in a position to gain empathetic insight into what was already ...

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Coronavirus may prove virtual sports game changer

With an unprecedented captive audience of three billion people in coronavirus lockdown virtual sports events are wooing fans after traditional live sports were shut down and public gatherings banned in many countries.