Google has outlined data gathered from smartphones offering insights into the changes in public movement in response to work-from-home, shelter in place and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..
US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry —not data from the carriers themselves— to track Americans’ movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports. MORE..
Coronavirus has impacted business like never before. And while most businesses have managed to hold on, they have had to send their employees on the work-from-home mode unless strictly necessary. MORE..
YouTube has announced that it will reduce streaming quality for users around the world, according to Bloomberg. MORE..
Facebook’s head of safety said on Tuesday a bug was responsible for posts on topics including coronavirus being erroneously marked as spam, prompting widespread complaints from users of both its flagship app and photo-sharing app Instagram. MORE..
Google’s parent company Alphabet has asked its North American staff to work from home to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus. MORE..
It has been noted that incorrect messages are circulating in the social media relating to the security of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) of banks, states LankaClear, operator of LankaPay. MORE..
The World Health Organization launched a TikTok account on Friday as part of its efforts to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. A specialized public health agency of the United Nations, WHO is one of the leading organizations working to contain the spread of the virus. MORE..
Google has announced that they have removed nearly 600 apps from the Play Store since they were violating its disruptive ads and disallowed interstitial policies. MORE..
Google is attempting to make sure people know exactly what they’re signing up for when they use its online services — though that will still mean reading a lengthy document. MORE..
There are some software programs that become so well-known that their names enter the English language as verbs. One of the best known is Adobe Photoshop, the graphics and video editing application that turns 30. MORE..
The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said on Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. MORE..
Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft are facing fresh scrutiny over whether they stifled competition by buying up smaller rivals. MORE..
Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday, February 6, with the rollout of new features for the popular mobile app which has helped move navigation into the digital age. MORE..
Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it is temporarily shutting down all its offices in China due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in the country. MORE..
Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a “significant breakthrough”. MORE..
Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., creates history once again as the Vega EVX, Sri Lanka’s and South Asia’s first fully Electric Supercar is shipped out to Switzerland, to be unveiled at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show, 5-15 March 2020. more..
WhatsApp, the popular messaging application is currently not working properly on both iOS and Android platforms worldwide. MORE..
Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that voice support for slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani to comply with US sanctions, a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business. MORE..
WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn’t think it’s worth supporting Windows Phone any more. MORE..
Facebook on Thursday said it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online. MORE..