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China’s Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency enters race days after Facebook’s Libra fails to fly
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China’s Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency enters race days after Facebook’s Libra fails to fly

China’s central bank has started testing its official Bitcoin-like digital currency DCEP, and the bank is now planning to roll out the virtual money payment system soon. China’s central bank has started testing its official Bitcoin-like digital currency DCEP, and the bank is now planning to roll out the virtual money payment system soon. Days after Facebook-backed Libra scaled down its ambitions to become a global currency, China is now inching ahead in the race. Digital Currency Research Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBC) said that the research and development work of China’s official digital currency DCEP is proceeding steadily, PTI reported. China is currently carrying out internal pilot tests for the cryptocurrency in four cities. However, the cryptocurrency has not b...
India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers
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India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

New Delhi: India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday said India - the country with the largest number of people in lockdown - would extends its nationwide control measures for another two weeks from Monday to battle the spread of the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness, but allow “considerable relaxations” in lower-risk districts. As part of its efforts to fight the deadly virus, India last month launched the app Aarogya Setu - meaning Health Bridge - a Bluetooth and GPS-based system developed by the country’s National Informati...
CERT-In issues warning against fake email scam demanding cryptocurrency ransom
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CERT-In issues warning against fake email scam demanding cryptocurrency ransom

Country’s federal cybersecurity agency has alerted internet users against an ongoing “fake” email campaign that claims to have recorded personal video of a user which could be published if a ransom amount in cryptocurrency is not paid. The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), in a latest advisory, has said while there is “nothing to worry” about such emails, users should update or change their passwords, used to login any of their social media or other online platforms, if they find them compromised. “In email extortion campaign, the scammers have sent numerous emails to people stating that their computers were hacked, a video was taken using their webcam and that they know their passwords,” the advisory, also accessed by PTI, said. These emails are fake, scams...
Musk v Zuckerberg: Opposing views on America’s shutdown
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Musk v Zuckerberg: Opposing views on America’s shutdown

But Covid-19 has additionally shone a spotlight on two tech tycoons with significantly different attitudes towards the fight to manage herpes: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. The contrast was seen in the manner the 2 men treated what is often the sober, possibly even somnolent, atmosphere of the analysts' business call after their latest financial results. During the last couple of days, Tesla's mercurial founder continues to be tweeting in more and more intemperate fashion. First he expressed scepticism concerning the threat in the coronavirus. He then condemned what he saw because the excessive measures to combat it. The lockdown in California has meant the closure of his primary production plant in Fremont, and Mr Musk wants it open again. "Bravo Texas!," he tweeted ye...
Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online
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Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online

The museum described "Her Hakki Mahfuzdur" as "Turkey's largest producer of postcards". However a Turkish diplomat on Twitter stated the saying means "all legal rights reserved" - and isn't the a stationery company. The British Museum responded: "Whoops! Thank you for pointing this out." The institution continues to be uploading pictures of its collection online throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and give people a method to access artefacts digitally during lockdown. The postcard error was spotted by Kutluhan Celik, who works in the Turkish secretary of state for foreign matters in Ankara. Euronews journalist Michael Daventry tweeted the British Museum to indicate the mistake. The museum responded: "We take presctiption it. We are always searching to enhance our col...
Singapore minister says 5G rollout still on track despite coronavirus challenges
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Singapore minister says 5G rollout still on track despite coronavirus challenges

Singapore remains on the right track to unveil nationwide 5G services by 2025 regardless of the current economic uncertainties resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s communications and knowledge minister S. Iswaran stated. 5G refers back to the fifth generation of high-speed mobile internet that aims to supply faster data speeds and much more bandwidth to hold growing amounts of website traffic. The country’s telecommunication industry regulator, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), on Wednesday announced the 2 provisional winners who'll build Singapore’s nationwide 5G systems: Singapore Telecommunications along with a partnership between telcos Starhub and M1. The ultimate awards will be presented by June following the telcos complete the regulatory proce...
Spotify hits 130 million subscribers amid Covid-19
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Spotify hits 130 million subscribers amid Covid-19

The background music-streaming platform states it acquired 6 000 0000 subscribers within the first quarter of 2020. It stated the figures fell in to the greater finish of the items have been predicted prior to the coronavirus outbreak. But analysts have cautioned Spotify's quarterly results might not be as positive as the organization suggests. Spotify enables fans to pay for musicians directly Frightening clown ad performed in Spotify lullaby playlist Spotify stated a dual-digit increase in quarterly revenue had helped offset a loss of ad sales, which contributed under 10% of their overall revenue. “Despite all of the turbulence all over the world, we hit practically all the metrics,” leader Daniel Ek told Reuters. The woking platform had started to visit a fall i...
Coronavirus: Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament
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Coronavirus: Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament

Top tennis players will partner celebrities and play as figures in the game on Nintendo Switch. E-sports have surged in recognition because the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancelation of live occasions. Facebook Gaming will stream the big event. The social networking giant is creating a push into hosting on the internet. The pairs competing include Serena Johnson and Gigi Hadid, Naomi Osaka and Hailey Bieber, Maria Sharapova and Karlie Kloss, Kevin Anderson and Ryan Tannehill, Venus Johnson and Deandre Hopkins, Kei Nishikori and Steve Aoki, Madison Keys and Seal, Taylor Fritz and Addison Rae. With live sports on hold because of lockdown and social distancing needs, players and leagues have switched to on the internet in an effort to keep fans engaged. The Premier League...