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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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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Samsung Note 10 sales surpass predecessor

Samsung Note 10 sales surpass predecessor

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is already out-performing its predecessor, the Note 9, in the South African market. This is according to Sung Yoon, Samsung Africa president and CEO, speaking at the company’s ‘Empowering Tomorrow’ event this week. “The Note 10 is actually the best performer sales-wise, selling 50% more than the Note 9 for the same period.” This year, Samsung unveiled a range of new premium devices, including the Galaxy S10e, S10, Note 10 and the highly-anticipatedGalaxy Fold. In October, the company celebrated the 10th year of Galaxy smartphones in SA through the ‘Power of 10’ celebration, which coincided with the brand’s 50 global anniversary and 25th anniversary in the country. As part of the celebration, Yoon said the company decided to empower South African youth through its Empowering…
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Xerox Plans to Take HP Buyout Bid Directly to Shareholders

Xerox Plans to Take HP Buyout Bid Directly to Shareholders

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HP has said that under Xerox's proposed terms, the combined company would be saddled with "outsized debt". Xerox said on Tuesday it was planning to take its $33.5 billion (roughly Rs. 2,40,000 crores) buyout bid directly to HP shareholders after the personal computer maker refused to open its books for due diligence before a deadline. HP on Sunday rejected Xerox's $22 (roughly Rs. 1,570) per share offer that consists of $17 in cash and 0.137 Xerox share for each HP share, saying the offer "significantly undervalues HP". The computer maker also accused Xerox of using aggressive words and actions to force a potential combination on opportunistic terms and without providing adequate information. "We plan to engage directly with HP shareholders to solicit their support in urging the HP Board to do the…
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Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

Facebook Buys Studio Behind Hit VR Game Beat Saber

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Beat Games will continue to ship content and updates for "Beat Saber" on platforms where it is already available. Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game Beat Saber as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences. Oculus, which makes Rift and Quest VR headgear, did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Prague-based Beat Games. "Beat Games is joining us in our quest to bring VR to more people around the world," Oculus director of augmented and virtual reality content Mike Verdu said in a blog post. "Beat Games' accomplishments are already impressive, but Facebook and the Beat Games team know that there is so much more that can be done across VR, games, and music." Verdu assured players that the studio would…
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macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

macOS Catalina problems: how to fix the most common issues

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All of your macOS Catalina issues solved From installation issues to software not working, we have a range of fixes for macOS Catalina problems. (Image: © Shutterstock; Apple) As it is still in its early days, a number macOS Catalina problems and issues have arisen. This isn’t surprising, as this is always the case with newly-released operating systems. However, that doesn’t mean that we should just ignore them, and hope that Apple will release updates sooner rather than later. From installation issues to hardware and software that doesn’t work as it should, we have a range of fixes that should address many of the macOS 10.15 Catalina problems people are encountering. However, what happens if you encounter a macOS Catalina problem that we haven’t covered? In that case, follow and…
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Facial recognition software has a gender problem

Facial recognition software has a gender problem

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Facial recognition software has a gender problem How facial analysis sees you. Credit: Morgan Klaus Scheuerman/CU Boulder With a brief glance at a single face, emerging facial recognition software can now categorize the gender of many men and women with remarkable accuracy. But if that face belongs to a transgender person, such systems get it wrong more than one third of the time, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. "We found that facial analysis services performed consistently worse on transgender individuals, and were universally unable to classify non-binary genders," said lead author Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, a Ph.D. student in the Information Science department. "While there are many different types of people out there, these systems have an extremely limited view of what gender looks like." The study comes…
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