Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

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Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource Web ExclusiveMarch 13, 2020 Coronavirus Healthcare Guests Avi Schiffmann 17-year-old high school junior in Seattle, Washington, who developed the coronavirus tracker. [embed]https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/wx2020-0313_Avi-Schiffmann-360P.mp4[/embed] A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus had not yet been detected outside of China. Now the site has been visited by tens of millions, from every country on Earth. It tracks deaths, numbers of cases locally and globally, and provides an interactive map, information on the disease,…
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COVID-19 cyberthreats

COVID-19 cyberthreats

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Cyberthreats are constantly evolving in order to take advantage of online behaviour and trends. The COVID-19 outbreak is no exception. Cybercriminals are attacking the computer networks and systems of individuals, businesses and even global organizations at a time when cyber defences might be lowered due to the shift of focus to the health crisis. Global landscape on COVID-19 cyberth 704.24KB EN FR Types of cyberattacks Malicious domains There are a considerable number of registered domains on the Internet that contain the terms: "coronavirus", "corona-virus", "covid19" and "covid-19". While some are legitimate websites, cybercriminals are creating thousands of new sites every day to carry out spam campaigns, phishing or to spread malware. Malware Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the widespread global communications on the coronavirus to mask their activities. Malware, spyware…
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New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa

New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa

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New lockdown regulations for IT workers in South Africa   The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has published a new directive which outlines the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workers that will be allowed to work under the country’s new level 4 lockdown regulations. The directive, which was published on Sunday (3 May), provides a breakdown on the ICT jobs which were allowed under the level 5 restrictions and the jobs which will be allowed under the revised level 4 restrictions. The regulations also outline the strict mitigation measure which will have to be followed before work is allowed to resume. This includes the cloth face masks which are requirements for all workers, but also the introduction of perspex dividers, spacing requirements and strict cleaning regimes for certain industries.…
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Coronavirus Business Tracker: How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Business Tracker: How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Alain Mérieux, founder of BioMérieux. AFP via Getty Images Businesses around the world are shifting into overdrive to help battle the coronavirus, providing everything from rubber gloves and ventilators to diagnostic tools and, hopefully soon, vaccines. While the pandemic continues to wreak havoc, large corporations and small businesses are developing creative solutions to halt the spread of the virus. Just as automakers famously shifted to make tanks and planes during World War II, today’s global giants — LVMH, Ford and GE to name a few — are retooling their production lines to help make everything from hand sanitizers to respirators. On the medical front, there are more than three dozen COVID-19 vaccines under development, a smart move considering that two out of every three vaccines for infectious diseases fail, according…
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How to remove Corona-Virus-Map.com trojan from the operating system?

How to remove Corona-Virus-Map.com trojan from the operating system?

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Corona-Virus-Map.com virus removal guide What is Corona-Virus-Map.com? Contrary to its name, Corona-Virus-Map.com is not an address of a website, it is the name of a malicious program. It is classified as a trojan, or more specifically a "backdoor" trojan. This type of malware is designed to cause chain infections, in other words - to stealthily download/install additional malicious programs. Corona-Virus-Map.com is presented as a piece of software allowing users to view the progress/spread of the Corona virus epidemic in real time. Instead, this trojan proliferates the AZORult malware. Corona-Virus-Map.com spreads the AZORult trojan, which is an information stealing malicious program. This malware can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It can hijack browsers, thereby stealing both stored and entered information (e.g. browsing and search engine histories, browser cookies, log-ins and…
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Microsoft Confirms Massive Windows 10 Upgrade Changes

Microsoft Confirms Massive Windows 10 Upgrade Changes

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Windows 10 users, it is well known that you’ve had a truly rotten run of bad updates as well as serious questions about transparency but brace yourself because Microsoft has just unveiled two massive upgrades which you will like. Windows 10 updates continue to cause problems 03/20 Update: Microsoft is on a roll. Picked up by Windows Latest, Windows 10 will now allow users to reclaim 'Reserved Storage' previously consumed by its May 2019 update. With this tallying up around 10GB for most users, it can be useful when resources do run low. To check your Reserved Storage levels, type CMD in the Start Menu to open the Command Prompt (cmd) then type: ‘DISM.exe /Online /Get-ReservedStorageState’ (no quotes) to see how much reserved storage Windows 10 is currently using. You…
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Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai

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Pony.ai, which is jointly based in Silicon Valley and China, has been testing robot taxis since 2018     Pony.ai, a self-driving startup based in Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China, is deepening its ties to Toyota. The two companies announced a pilot program to test self-driving cars on public roads in two Chinese cities, Beijing and Shanghai. The Japanese auto giant plans to invest $400 million in Pony.ai, valuing the startup at $3 billion. Pony.ai has been working with Toyota since 2019 on public autonomous vehicle testing. With this new investment, their relationship will become even closer, with the automaker and the startup “co-developing” mobility products like “mobility services.”   Pony.ai has been testing robot taxis in Beijing and Guangzhou since late 2018 as well as in Fremont and Irvine,…
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7 Reasons to Actually Start Using Google Keep

7 Reasons to Actually Start Using Google Keep

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Google's note-taking app is the best free program you're not using and perhaps never knew existed in the first place. Let's talk about Google Keep. You remember Google Keep, right? It was supposed to revolutionize taking and organizing notes in 2013, but it's faced a lot of competition. There are, of course, plenty of productivity and organizational apps that will help you shepherd your life across multiple devices. Evernote may be a PCMag Editors' Choice for note-taking apps, but Keep has its benefits as a free, minimalist tool that simplifies the process of sharing ideas across multiple devices. For example, you can jot down notes in Keep on your Android or iOS device while in transit, and pick it up later on your computer. Or, conversely, when you're about to…
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10 principles for modernizing your company’s technology

10 principles for modernizing your company’s technology

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Today’s technology platforms are not just new versions of legacy systems. They allow you to design a completely new digital enterprise — as long as you follow these guidelines. Illustration by QuickHoney A version of this article appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of strategy+business. The life cycle of information technology is becoming shorter every year. New competitors are disrupting industries by leveraging state-of-the-moment digital practices and processes. Customer expectations are constantly evolving in an accelerating race for the most advanced, hyperconnected, seamless experiences. IT functions are under unrelenting pressure to support leading-edge capabilities such as data analytics, cybersecurity, automated processing, and integration with third-party systems. The easiest way to do this is through platforms that connect everyone to the same cloud-based cross-industry digital infrastructure. In this context, your company’s…
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