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Consumer & Gadgets

Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?

In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Software

Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world?

Security

Saving the IoT from botnets

The advent of the Internet of Thing, essentially smart devices with connectivity to the internet has wrought many benefits, but with it comes the problem of how to cope with third party users with malicious or criminal intent.

Security

Zoom vows to address privacy, safety issues after complaints

Videoconferencing group Zoom pledged to step up privacy and safety controls after a series of complaints about the application which has surged in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Software

Zoom has another security flaw

Researchers at a company called Bleeping Computer have exposed another security flaw with the conferencing application Zoom—one that allows hackers to steal user passwords. The vulnerability in the software application ...

Internet

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.

Security

Voting on a blockchain

The "blockchain" concept on which cryptocurrencies work might be extrapolated to many other areas of life, such as voting systems, where it's incontrovertible chain of decisions and evidence could ensure validity in a political ...