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Samsung Display To End All LCD Production By End 2020

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by end of this year, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. Samsung Display, a unit of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said in October that it suspended one of its two LCD production lines at home amid falling demand for LCD panels and a supply glut. 'We will supply LCD orders to our custom...
Tags: South Korea, China, Samsung, Tech, Reuters, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Samsung Display


Trump, Pence Promised Millions Of Tests — So Why Have Less Than 900K Been Used?

Admiral Brett Giroir, who is coordinating the administration’s coronavirus testing efforts, reported at the Sunday White House press conference that the United States has performed more than 894,000 coronavirus tests to date, cheering that the number has “highly significantly increased every single day.” But that figure pales in comparison to a promise President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have made repeatedly, for weeks: that millions of tests have already been distributed throug...
Tags: Google, South Korea, News, White House, United States, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, HHS, Rose Garden, House Oversight Committee, Brett Giroir, Sunday White House, Kate Riga, COVID-19


The US is tracking people's movements with phone data, and it's part of a massive increase in global surveillance

As coronavirus sweeps across the globe, governments are stepping up surveillance of their citizens. A new index from digital rights group Top10VPN documents which countries are introducing new measures to track people's phones. Some countries are collecting anonymized data to study the movement of people more generally, while others are providing detailed information about individuals' movements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Governments across the world are galvanizing...
Tags: Google, South Korea, UK, Washington Post, Cdc, Germany, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Bbc, Taiwan, Austria, Brooklyn, Italy


Test and trace with Apple and Google

After the shutdown, the testing and tracing. “Trace, test and treat is the mantra … no lockdowns, no roadblocks and no restriction on movement” in South Korea. “To suppress and control the epidemic, countries must isolate, test, treat and trace,” say WHO. But what does “tracing” look like exactly? In Singapore, they use a “TraceTogether” app, which uses Bluetooth to track nearby phones (without location tracking), keeps local logs of those contacts, and only uploads them to the Ministry of Healt...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, South Korea, UK, Opinion, China, Singapore, US, America, Tech, Canada, NHS, Alipay, Google Play Services, Brooklyn Bridge


NYT Investigates America's 'Lost Month' for Coronavirus Testing

The New York Times interviewed over 50 current and former U.S. health officials, senior scientists, company executives, and administration officials to investigate America's "lost month" without widespread coronavirus testing, "when the world's richest country — armed with some of the most highly trained scientists and infectious disease specialists — squandered its best chance of containing the virus's spread." With capacity so limited, the Center for Disease Control's criteria for who was test...
Tags: South Korea, Stanford, China, America, Tech, United States, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Trump


Edward Snowden warns 'bio-surveillance' may outlast coronavirus

Edward Snowden is a former CIA contractor who exposed NSA mass surveillance programs. In a recent interview, Snowden expressed concern over the ways in which governments are using technology to track the spread of the virus. These new tracking measures may someday be repurposed to advance governments' mass surveillance programs, Snowden warned. As governments turn to technology to help contain the spread of COVID-19, privacy advocates are expressing concern over how new bio-surveillance prac...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, South Korea, Technology, Snowden, Government, Nsa, White House, China, US, Virus, Surveillance, United States, Edward Snowden, Innovation, Disease


Edward Snowden says COVID-19 could give governments invasive new data-collection powers that could last long after the pandemic

Edward Snowden said in an interview on Monday that increased surveillance amid the coronavirus outbreak could lead to long-lasting erosion of civil liberties. Specifically, he theorized that states might demand access to people's health data — such as their heart rate — from wearables. Countries have been rapidly ramping up their surveillance of citizens to study and curb the spread of the virus, ranging from mapping anonymized phone location data to highly invasive powers, like allowing the s...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, UK, Snowden, Germany, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, Edward Snowden, Italy, Poland, National Security Agency


Privacy activists fear the UK might spy on its own citizens to tackle COVID-19. Here's what we know.

The UK government is in talks with mobile phone providers and tech firms including Google to use phone location data to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. No formal measures have been announced, meaning it's hard to know whether the UK plans to monitor people individually or just at a broad level. But statements given by the tech and telecommunications firms suggest the UK wants to track people's movements in a general way. Privacy activists are concerned that COVID-19 will lead to a broad increas...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Europe, UK, Singapore, Bt, Israel, Trends, Taiwan, NHS, Italy, Vodafone, Poland, Belgium, Health Service Journal, Open Rights Group


Why key performance indicators are crucial amidst a (public health) crisis

Eli Cahan Contributor Share on Twitter Eli Cahan is a medical student at NYU on leave to complete a master’s in health policy at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessey Scholar. His research addresses the effectiveness, economics, and ethics of (digital) health innovation. More posts by this contributor How the coronavirus outbreak will stress-test startups Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup? ...
Tags: Column, South Korea, Florida, Cdc, Stanford, West Virginia, Tech, Iran, Taiwan, Italy, Nba, Nashville, Kinsa, Imperial College London, Wells Fargo, Key Performance Indicators


The internet’s top 12 coronavirus-related questions, answered

With mixed messages coming from our leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to answer their COVID-19 questions. We explore the top 12 coronavirus questions, according to Google Trends. When seeking answers, it is important to prioritize evidence-based information from credible sources. It seems the only thing spreading faster than coronavirus is panic and disinformation. With mixed messages and conflicting reports coming from leaders, Americans have turned to the internet to address th...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, South Korea, Internet, Congress, California, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, Government, Senate, New York City, Walmart, Cnn, Walgreens


Wireless tools tracking the spread of the coronavirus could stoke consumers' fears of privacy overreach

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Mass surveillance appears to be among the most effective tools to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but by sharing detailed location data with governments, wireless carriers could be setting a long-term precedent that alienates consumers. In South Korea, ...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, South Korea, UK, China, US, Trends, Federal Communications Commission, National Security Agency, Pew Research Center, SK Telecom, AT T, Business Insider Intelligence, Austria Israel Russia


UK turns to WhatsApp to share coronavirus information

Three years ago, the U.K. government chastised WhatsApp for enabling end-to-end encryption by default. Today, it’s relying on the encrypted messaging app as a vital service for sharing information about the coronavirus pandemic. The new chatbot, supplied by the U.K. government, will let anyone subscribe to official advice about the pandemic, known as COVID-19, in the hope of reducing the burden on its national health system. Send “hi” to 07860 064422 (or +44 7860 064422 for international users) ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, New York, Government, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, United Kingdom, Italy, Boris Johnson, Infection, Messaging Apps, Pandemic, Coronavirus


10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital wardDesigners, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerers and high-tech manufacturers scrambling to develop things that will combat the spread of Covid-19.Many of their innovations raise as many questions as they answer, though....
Tags: Apps, South Korea, Science, Design, Technology, Education, China, Research, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Art and design, Research and development


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Monday March 23

A clever and thoughtful social media ad from Nike has encouraged people to stay in: “If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance. Play inside, play for the world.” Meanwhile, Nike has also announced that premium programming on its Nike Training Club app is now accessible to users free of charge. The subscription-based service includes studio-style streaming workouts, progressive training programs with or without the use of external weights and expert tips fr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, UK, Milan, London, California, Oregon, Advertising, US, Nike, Cisco, Atlantic, Shinzo Abe


11 countries are now using people's phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

As coronavirus sweeps across the globe, governments are stepping up surveillance of their citizens. A new live index from digital rights group Top10VPN is documenting which countries are introducing new measures to track people's phones. Some countries are collecting anonymized data to study the movement of people more generally, while others are providing detailed information about individuals' movements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Governments across the world are g...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, UK, Washington Post, Cdc, Germany, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Taiwan, Austria, Italy


Why Game Development Isn’t Just for the Boys

The largest demographic of gamers are males in their teens to twenties, but that may change in the future as statistics show the percentile of female players in the United States gradually increasing from 41% in 2016 to 46% in 2019. Happening Hobby  Gaming is a serious daily pastime for people from all walks of life, regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity. From toddlers learning educational activities through games on their tablets to septuagenarians playing match-three game...
Tags: Programming, Gaming, South Korea, Fashion, Games, Technology, Game, Software, United States, Game Development, Gamers, Technology & Apps, Game Night, Games For Kids


Coronavirus Cases Have Dropped Sharply In South Korea. What's Its Secret?

South Korea "has emerged as a sign of hope and a model to emulate," reported Nature earlier on Tuesday. "The country of 50 million appears to have greatly slowed its epidemic; it reported only 74 new cases today, down from 909 at its peak on 29 February." And it has done so without locking down entire cities or taking some of the other authoritarian measures that helped China bring its epidemic under control. "South Korea is a democratic republic, we feel a lockdown is not a reasonable choice," ...
Tags: South Korea, China, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Kim, Bahrain, Reuters, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Canada, Ministry of the Interior, KCDC, Raina MacIntyre, Kim Woo Joo, Korea University South Korea, University of New South Wales Sydney Contact


10 countries are now tracking phone data as the coronavirus pandemic heralds a massive increase in surveillance

As coronavirus sweeps across the globe, governments are stepping up surveillance of their citizens. A new live index from digital rights group Top10VPN is documenting which countries are introducing new measures to track people's phones. Some countries are collecting anonymized data to study movement of people more generally, while others are providing detailed information about individuals' movements. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Governments across the world are galva...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, UK, Washington Post, Cdc, Germany, Singapore, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Taiwan, Austria, Italy


The UK is in talks to use phone location data to monitor COVID-19 but seems to be stopping short of spying on individuals

The UK government is in discussions with tech firms and mobile networks about using location data to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Other countries are using smartphone location data to monitor coronavirus patients and people they have had contact with — but the UK isn't doing anything this invasive right now. Instead, the UK seems to be discussing how anonymised and aggregated data might help track at a general level how people are moving around. Google told Business Insider: "We're exploring w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, UK, Bt, Israel, US, Trends, Italy, Vodafone, Beverly Hills, Guardian, Jeff Bezos, Open Rights Group, Lombardy


The UK is in talks to use phone location data to monitor COVID-19 but seems to be stopping short of tracking individuals

The UK government is in discussions with tech firms and mobile networks about using location data to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Other countries are using smartphone location data to monitor coronavirus patients and people they have had contact with — but the UK isn't doing anything this invasive right now. Instead, the UK seems to be discussing how anonymised and aggregated data might help track at a general level how people are moving around. Google told Business Insider: "We're exploring w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, UK, Bt, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Italy, Vodafone, Guardian, Open Rights Group, Lombardy, Patrick Vallance


Bill Gates says US efforts to test for coronavirus are 'not organized'

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates hosted a Reddit Q&A about the ongoing coronavirus crisis on Wednesday. Answering a question about the frequency of testing in Seattle, Gates said testing in the US as a whole was "not organized yet." He said he hopes the government sets up a website to direct people to where they can get home testing and kiosks.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates said during a Reddit Q&A on Wednesday that testing for the coronavirus in the US is "not...
Tags: Google, Facebook, South Korea, Microsoft, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Reddit, Beverly Hills, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation


Bill Gates addresses coronavirus fears and hopes in AMA

Bill Gates, newly free from his role on the Microsoft board, has taken to Reddit to answer the community’s questions about the pandemic, the government response, and what the world can do to be better prepared. Always candid but never cynical, Gates gives some heartening but realistic advice. Worth noting at the outset is that Gates and the Foundation have been warning about and preparing for an epidemic of this type for years. His 2015 TED talk in particular is extremely prescient, and he wr...
Tags: Health, TC, South Korea, Microsoft, Cdc, Government, China, Singapore, Africa, US, Tech, Bill Gates, Reddit, Seattle, Khan Academy, Johns Hopkins


Israel passes emergency law to use mobile data for COVID-19 contact tracing

Israel has passed an emergency law to use mobile phone data for tracking people infected with COVID-19 including to identify and quarantine others they have come into contact with and may have infected. The BBC reports that the emergency law was passed during an overnight sitting of the cabinet, bypassing parliamentary approval. Israel also said it will step up testing substantially as part of its respond to the pandemic crisis. In a statement posted to Facebook, prime minister Benjamin Netany...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, UK, White House, Israel, US, Tech, Bbc, Who, Benjamin Netanyahu, Wall Street Journal, Netanyahu, Shin Bet, Health Ministry, Corona


Use Your Time in Isolation to Learn Everything You’ve Always Wanted To: Free Online Courses, Audio Books, eBooks, Movies, Coloring Books & More

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." Mark Twain may or may not have actually said that, but either way the sentiment resonates — and with a new strength now, since schools have closed all over the world in an attempt to halt the spread of the pandemic coronavirus. For many, this period of isolation (self-imposed or otherwise) represents an opportunity to rediscover the value of education: not the kind directed by an institution, but the much more valuable kind that runs ...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Education, College, Russia, Mit, Italy, Online Courses, Margaret Atwood, Mark Twain, Albert Camus, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Proust, Werner Herzog, Facebook Twitter


Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses given

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSON SEATTLE  — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time after the new virus exploded fro...
Tags: Health, Google, South Korea, Business, Science, News, Washington, Kaiser Permanente, China, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Disney, Sport, World news, Soccer, World Health Organization


WHO calls for rapid escalation in global COVID-19 response, including testing and isolation

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a briefing today for media to update them on the current status of the global pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and called out worldwide efforts on what the agency’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom described as not an “urgent enough”  response in terms of fielding a truly comprehensive approach. In prepared remarks to kick-off the media Q&A, Adhanom said that while to date we have “seen a rapid escalation in social distancing measures, like closing sc...
Tags: Health, TC, South Korea, Japan, Cdc, China, Articles, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, World Health Organization WHO, Tedros Adhanom, Coronavirus


New Map Tries to Track Progress In Curbing the Spread of COVID-19

Microsoft recently added a COVID-19 tracking map at Bing.com. But they're not the only ones visualizing data on infection rates... Founded in 2008, BibBase offers a free web service that lets scientists create a page of their publications that can then be embedded into other web sites. Now long-time Slashdot moglito describes BibBase's newest project: Slashdot readers might be interested in a tool that we at BibBase.org have created for tracking the evolution of COVID-19 in different countries...
Tags: South Korea, Microsoft, China, Tech, Italy, Norway, Johns Hopkins, China South Korea Norway


Report: Israel Approves Tracking Phones Of Coronavirus Patients

JERUSALEM (CBS Local) — The Israeli government will track the movements of those infected with the coronavirus and those who were around them in the 14 days preceding their diagnoses using their cellphone data and other technologies. The emergency measure, which was approved by government on Sunday, will be valid only during the coronavirus crisis and for 30 days, at the end of which the information will be entirely deleted, The Times of Israel and Haartez reported. “We in the government approve...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, China, Israel, US, Jerusalem, George Orwell, Offbeat, Electronic Frontier Foundation, U S Department of Health and Human Services, MIT Media Lab, Health Ministry, Local TV, Smotrich, Bezalel Smotrich


Airbnb extends no-charge cancellation policy due to coronavirus

Airbnb has announced updates to its policies that provide reservation cancellations without charge for stays booked in specific areas, as a result of the current state of the global coronavirus pandemic. Guests that booked reservations through Airbnb in mainland China, South Korea, Italy and the United States are now eligible to cancel their stays without incurring any fees. The policy, detailed by Airbnb on their newsroom page, specifies that for bookings made in the U.S., it applies to all ...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, South Korea, China, Articles, Tech, Economy, United States, Tourism, Italy, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Airline, Vacation Rental, Schengen Area


FDA approves new Coronavirus test that could speed rate of testing up to tenfold

The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration has granted emergency approval for use of a new test that can increase the range of testing patients by up to 10 times compared to methods in use currently, Bloomberg reports. That speed improvement refers specifically to the technical capabilities of the testing process, meaning access to testing is still a separate issue, but it is the first commercially available test that has received emergency approval and for which equipment exists in fairly high v...
Tags: Health, TC, South Korea, Japan, China, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, Disease, Fda, Infection, Roche, South Korea China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, U S Food and Drug and Administration



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