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Zoom banned by Taiwan’s government over China security fears

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoom has faced increased scrutiny as its popularity has exploded Zoom has been banned from government business in Taiwan in the latest setback for the hugely popular video-calling app.It follows revelations that some Zoom traffic was "mistakenly" routed through China, which does not recognise Taiwan's independence.Taiwan's government said public bodies should not use products with security concerns "such as Zoom".But competitors like Google
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Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke interview

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption A lengthy interview with David Icke was live-streamed on YouTube on Monday YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday,
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Pixel 4: Google addresses Face Unlock problem five months later

[ad_1] Google has addressed a security concern with the Face Unlock system on its Pixel 4 smartphones, more than five months after the devices went on sale.In October 2019, a BBC News test found the Face Unlock system allowed access to a person's device even if they had their eyes closed.Security researchers criticised the feature, as it could allow unauthorised access to a smartphone.Google updated the Pixel software on 6
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Coronavirus: ‘Reading about virus online makes me anxious’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrooke wants schoolchildren to be able to talk about the challenges they face"I think it is a difficult time and it's OK if you're struggling, because everyone's struggling."Brooke, 17, felt anxious reading about the coronavirus outbreak on social media, so she started a book club to stay connected.Thousands of children are currently being home schooled amid tight restrictions on people's movement.Children's
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Quibi 10-minute or shorter video app launches in US

[ad_1] Image copyright Quibi The mobile-first streaming service Quibi launched in the US on Monday, despite concerns the coronavirus outbreak might impact its viewership.The company has raised $1.8bn (£1.47bn) for the project intended to rival Netflix and YouTube.Quibi's shows are 10 minutes or shorter and movies are broken into segments.It has lined up a host of Hollywood stars including Idris Elba, Sophie Turner, Steven Spielberg, Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lopez.Viewers
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Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers

[ad_1] Image copyright Lake Kivu Challenge Image caption Rwanda is an attractive market for drone companies Death comes fast, says Temie Giwa-Tubosun, as we sit in the scorching sunshine of Rwanda's capital Kigali.She's talking about post-partum haemorrhage - women bleeding after childbirth. "I'm always amazed that more attention isn't paid to this - it's the biggest cause of death in childbirth".Temie's company, Lifebank, delivers life-saving blood to hospitals in her
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Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Most sex workers meet customers in person. For them, the coronavirus spells economic ruin."The virus is a disaster for client-facing businesses - and sex work is no different," says Goddess Cleo, a dominatrix from London."Most of my income is generated from one-on-one sessions and events. I [normally] only make a bit of money through online avenues." But like many others, Cleo has switched focus to
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Coronavirus: Exercise bike firm Peloton stops live classes

[ad_1] Image copyright Peloton Image caption Peloton lets members follow live exercises classes from home Exercise bike company Peloton has cancelled its live classes, days after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus.It sells exercise bikes, the cheapest of which costs nearly £2,000, for use with its online classes.Users must purchase a subscription for £39 a month to access both live-streamed and recorded classes.Peloton emailed members to announce it
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Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Why UK experts are urging the rollout of a coronavirus appEurope's data protection watchdog has called for a single coronavirus app to be used across the EU, instead of every country making its own.Several countries are developing tracking apps, but privacy advocates warn of the dangers they might pose.The European Data Protection Supervisor says a single EU app with strong