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Virus apps expose tension between privacy and need for data

As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, a deep-rooted tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight.

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Software solution predicts costs for manufacturers

New software designed to help manufacturers better predict and adjust costs may assist organizers one day with huge events such as the Olympic Games.

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Evacuating virtual buildings: Researching pedestrian behavior using VR and AR

Virtual reality (VR) is not just about gaming or flight simulators. At TU Delft, Ph.D. Yan Feng is investigating how it may help explain the behavior of pedestrians. It took her just five months to teach herself how to create ...

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Proposed health code app sparks anger in China

A Chinese local government's proposal for a post-coronavirus health app that ranks citizens based on their smoking, drinking, exercise and sleep habits has sparked fury online over privacy concerns.

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Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.