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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