Tag Archive: COVID19

Amazon sued over warehouse safety conditions after COVID-19 related death

Amazon’s warehouses are the perfect breeding ground for a coronavirus outbreak.

What you need to know Amazon has been sued by employees over worker safety issues in its fulfillment warehouses. At least one employee contracted COVID-19 from its warehouses, leading to a death. The company also faced similar legal issues in France.

Amazon has been sued by employees over its warehouse conditions which allegedly foster the spread of the novel-coronavirus or COVID-19. The suit arose after an  [Read More…]

FAQ: What is the Google-Apple COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system?

Here’s the information you need to know.

Google and Apple partnered to launch their COVID-19 exposure tracking and notification system on May 20, raising a lot of questions in the process. People want to know how the system works, what it will mean to individuals, where and how data is stored and shared, and so much more.

Here’s all of the information you need to know about Google and Apple’s new COVID-19 exposure tracking system.

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Your Fitbit device might be able to predict if you have COVID-19 or the Flu

You can sign up to participate from the Fitbit app.

What you need to know Fitbit has added a new study in an effort to detect COVID-19. The study can be accessed directly from the Fitbit app. Users can also learn about and opt-in to other COVID-19 studies through the Fitbit app.

Fitbit just announced that it has added a new COVID-19 research study to its existing in-app resources on the disease. The company has already been  [Read More…]

Apple and Google officially launch Exposure Notifications to fight COVID-19

The first phase of Apple and Google’s plan is live.

What you need to know Apple and Google have launched their Exposure Notifications technology. The technology is now available to developers as an API to integrate with public health apps. This is the first phase of their plan to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, Apple and Google have announced that they are making their Exposure Notifications technology available to public health agencies across the world.

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Podcast Addict suspended from Play Store due to new COVID-19 policy

Podcasts about COVID-19 exist, therefore Podcast Addict is a Covid-19 app.

What you need to know Podcast Addict pulled from the Google Play Store as a result of new COVID-19 rules. Google currently bans apps from “referencing COVID-19” unless they are endorsed by public health agencies. Some podcasts which can be accessed on the app do reference the virus and associated disease, triggering the ban.

The Play Store’s policies currently warn “any apps referencing COVID-19, or related  [Read More…]

Twitter may delete tweets spreading misleading COVID-19 information

Tweets that serve up misleading information are now at risk of being removed.

What you need to know Twitter will begin taking action against COVID-19 misinformation with a new labeling system. It will apply labels on tweets sharing disputed or misleading information and may delete them in severe cases. The system will work retroactively, applying to tweets made before the announcement as well.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fuel the rise of conspiracy theories and fake  [Read More…]

Google is providing 10,000 Nest Cams to hospitals to aid COVID-19 response

A field test at Mount Sinai in New York is the first outing of this project.

What you need to know Google is working on providing 10, 000 Nest Cams to healthcare providers amid the COVID-19 crisis. The first provider to take advantage of this is Mount Sinai. Google says these Nest Cams are HIPAA compliant and will help save in PPE costs.

Google is planning to provide up to 10, 000 Nest Cams to healthcare providers  [Read More…]

U.S. Senators propose COVID-19 data privacy bill

It’s called the ‘COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act’.

What you need to know U.S. Senators are introducing a new COVID-19 data privacy bill. It comes from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It hopes to strike a balance between using technology to fight the virus and maintaining the privacy of U.S. citizens.

U.S. Senators from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation have introduced a new COVID-19 privacy bill designed to protect the privacy  [Read More…]

Global smartphone shipments tumbled 13% in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19

The share of 5G smartphones, however, increased by 7% in Q1 2020 compared to the previous quarter.

What you need to know According to Counterpoint Research, the global smartphone market fell 13% YoY in the first quarter of 2020. A total of 295 million smartphones were shipped globally, down from 341 million in the same period a year earlier. The only brands that achieved growth in shipments in Q1 2020 were Xiaomi and Realme.

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Thanks to COVID-19, Qualcomm predicts 30% decrease in phone shipments

There was a decline of 21% between January and March.

What you need to know Qualcomm shared its latest earnings report on April 29, 2020. The report cites a 21% decline in demand for phones for the first three months of 2020. A 30% decrease in phone shipments is expected for May-June.

On April 29, 2020, Qualcomm published its Q2 Fiscal 2020 earnings report that spans January through March of this year. Being the world’s largest supplier  [Read More…]