Covid-19

Singapore

Singapore to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass from next month

Singapore will next month accept visitors who use a mobile travel pass containing digital certificates for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, its aviation regulator said on Monday, becom...

Platform News: Facebook

Venezuela calls Facebook suspension of Maduro ‘digital totalitarianism’

Venezuela’s government has accused Facebook Inc of “digital totalitarianism” after it froze President Nicolas Maduro’s page for 30 days for violating its po...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop anti-vaxxers, US states say

Attorneys general for 12 US states have accused Facebook and Twitter of doing too little to stop people from using their platforms to spread false information that coronavirus vacc...

Slack

Slack to fix error in direct messaging feature over harassment concerns

Workplace messaging app Slack Technologies said it was working to fix an error in the direct-messaging feature it introduced earlier on Wednesday, which could have lead to online h...

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Can Bitcoin prosper without becoming a major currency?

Bitcoin doesn’t need to become a widely-used form of payment to succeed and could prosper solely as a store of value, SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci has said.

Deliveroo

Deliveroo aims for $12 billion market cap in huge London debut

Food delivery company Deliveroo could make Britain’s biggest stock market debut since commodities giant Glencore went public nearly a decade ago, after setting a price range on Mon...

Platform News: Google

BoE governor wants UK bill to make Google tackle online scams

Andrew Bailey, the new Governor of the Bank of England has been lobbying the UK government to introduce a legal requirement for internet giants such as Google to take down financia...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms has said it has started adding labels to posts that ...

UK PM Boris Johnson, Conservative

Is England’s $32 billion COVID test and trace making difference?

A UK parliamentary committee has said England’s controversial $32 billion test and trace system has not made a significant impact on the COVID-19 pandemic and failed its key ...

Web Summit

Web Summit to license conference software, UN is its first customer

The organisers of Europe’s largest tech conference, Web Summit, have said they would start licensing out their conference software, with the United Nations as their first cus...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter tackles vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy

Twitter said it would apply warnings to tweets that contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and implement a strike system of enforcement that could see users permane...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple’s 270 US-based stores open for first time since pandemic began

Apple has said all its 270 stores in the US have been opened for the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Australia won’t advertise COVID-19 vaccine on Facebook

Australia’s government pledged a publicity campaign for its rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, but not on Facebook, as a feud continues over the social media giant blocking news co...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

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