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Angolan app gives performers a lifeline – streaming to paying public

When the Angolan government imposed its coronavirus lockdown in late March, local entrepreneur and innovator Claudio Kiala saw a gap in the market when it came to virtual entertain...

India Apps Streaming

Indian video-sharing apps surge in popularity following TikTok ban

Indian tech businesses are looking to capitalise on the opportunities arising from a ban on Chinese owned apps, including TikTok, with one rival video app saying it had added a sta...

Tuna artificial intelligence app

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor’s app scopes out the best tuna cuts

If you’ve ever bought sushi in a supermarket, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But “disappointing” tuna sparked an idea: he̵...

Swedish Drinking App

Swedish drinkers to go the distance with new pub app

Pub drinkers and restaurant-goers are set to get digital help from Swedish-based developers whose new app aims to make social distancing rules work as the hospitality industry caut...

Tim Hortons

Privacy Commissioners to investigate Tim Hortons’ app

Tim Hortons’ mobile app will be investigated after concerns about how the breakfast and coffee chain may be collecting and using data were raised, the Office of the Privacy C...

coronavirus tracing uk

Britain’s COVID-19 app: The game changer that wasn’t

As Britain’s COVID-19 infections soared in the spring, the government reached for what it hoped could be a game changer – a smartphone app that could automate some of the wor...

Platform News: Google search engine

Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security have ...

Spain

Data puzzle as Spanish government tweaks coronavirus tracking system

Spain’s Health Ministry has defended changes to its methodology for recording coronavirus data that have led to wild fluctuations in daily statistics and provoked sharp criti...

Platform Industry: COVID-19 India testing, tracking and tracing

India to roll out coronavirus app for Reliance’s JioPhone in bid to widen use

India will within days roll out a version of its coronavirus contact-tracing application that can run on mobile carrier Reliance Jio’s cheap phones, as it looks to increase t...

Platform Industry: COVID-19 India testing, tracking and tracing

India orders coronavirus tracing app for all workers

India has ordered all employees across both public and private sectors use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing som...

Platform Industry: Zoom meetings

Zoom raises encryption level with an upgraded meeting app

Zoom Video Communications has announced that it is upgrading the encryption features on its video conferencing app to better safeguard meeting data and offer protection against tam...

Platform Industry: COVID-19 India testing, tracking and tracing

Bluetooth phone apps for tracking coronavirus show modest early results

When Singapore launched the first smartphone app of its kind last month to identify and alert people who had interacted with carriers of the novel coronavirus, the city-state of ro...

App Stores

Rift opens over European coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crip...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

Italy tests contact-tracing app to speed its exit from COVID-19 lockdown

Italy plans to use a contact-tracing smartphone app developed by start-up Bending Spoons to track people who test positive for the new coronavirus as part of efforts to lift its na...