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IFA 2020 will be following an entirely new concept

Published on 04/22/2020 @ 6 AM EST

As announced on Twitter, IFA Berlin is set to go ahead in 2020, but with an innovative new concept, following the decision by the Berlin government to ban all events with more than 5,000 participants until 24 October 2020.

Cybercrime reports increase fourfold during COVID-19 outbreak, according to FBI

Published on 04/21/2020 @ 7 AM EST
As reported on Engadget, "Instances of cybercrime appear to have jumped by as much as 300 percent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the FBI. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complain Center (IC3) said last week that it’s now receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints every day, up from the average 1,000 complaints per day the center saw before COVID-19 took hold."

Facebook’s interactive COVID-19 map displays symptoms by county

Published on 04/20/2020 @ 3 PM EST
The latest from Facebook is a new interactive map that displays reported county-by-county COVID-19 symptoms from users across the US. The data, obtained via Facebook surveys in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, will be updated throughout the outbreak. The company also says it plans to roll out symptom surveys globally in the coming days.

Google will reduce Nest camera quality to reduce the strain on broadband networks

Published on 04/15/2020 @ 6 PM EST
Google said in a statement to The Verge, “To answer the global call to prioritize internet bandwidth for learning and working, in the next few days we’re going to be making a few changes. We believe these changes have the potential to help make it easier for communities to keep up with school, work, and everything in between.” The company is making the changes at a time when more people than ever are using internet-connected devices at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple and Google plan to trace COVID-19 using your phone

Published on 04/14/2020 @ 9 AM EST
Apple and Google are now teaming up to create the COVID-19 contact tracing system through their mobile systems. The opt-in system is coming to iOS and Android devices.

Apple is designing and shipping face shields for medical workers

Published on 04/06/2020 @ 4 PM EST

As told by Tim Cook over a Tweet, "Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers."