MOSCOW: The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, accused Donald Trump on Tuesday of creating a basis to take over other planets by signing an executive order outlining U.S. policy on commercial mining in space. The executive order, which Roscosmos said damaged the scope for international cooperation in space, was signed on Monday.
Photo: File The Aga Khan University, in a revolutionary step, has introduced a new Android app for those wanting to test for the coronavirus. The new app, called CoronaCheck, can now actually spare you a trip to the hospital. Launched jointly by AKU and its teaching hospital, the app can help people assess their symptoms at home.
Reuters Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted. Shareholder Michael Drieu claimed in a court filing that a string of recent media reports highlighting the privacy flaws in Zoom?s application have led to the company?s stock, which had rallied for several days in the beginning of the year, to plummet.
WhatsApp says it made changes after observing a 'significant increase' in the number of forwards since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Photo: File WhatsApp has tightened its message forwarding limits, restricting users to sharing forwarded content one chat at a time after a jump in messages touting bogus medical advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis.
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said that the donated amount accounts for 28 percent of his wealth Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Tuesday announced to donate a quarter of his wealth towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The co-founder of the micro-blogging site as well as the payments company Square, announced to pitch in $1 billion of his Square shares towards Smart Stall, in a bid to ?fund global Covid-19 relief.?
In order to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation, WhatsApp has decided to impose new limits on the number of times a forwarded message. The new policy limits users to forwarding certain messages to one ?chat? at a time, aiming to limit the rapid propagation of content that is provocative but likely to be false.
Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he was committing $1 billion of his personal fortune to coronavirus relief through his philanthropic fund. Dorsey said in a series of tweets that he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth.
HELSINKI: Habbo Hotel, a hit online networking game more than a decade ago, is drawing back hundreds of thousand of players as locked-down millennials look to rediscover a childhood favourite, its Finnish maker said. “Our traffic has tripled over the past month. The exact user number growth figure is 213% since February 25,” game maker Sulake’s Chief Executive Valtteri Karu told Reuters, adding that this included hundreds of thousands of new and returning users.
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating “heat maps” of self-reported coronavirus infections. The social media giant will display a link at the top of users’ News Feeds directing them to the survey, which the researchers say will help them predict where medical resources are needed.
Samsung Electronics expects higher first-quarter profits, it said Tuesday, as millions of people working from home in coronavirus lockdowns turn to cloud data services, pushing up demand for its chips. The pandemic is wreaking havoc across the global economy ? Samsung itself had operations suspended at 11 overseas assembly lines as of Tuesday ? and is widely expected to cause a recession.