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Covid-19: Tommy the robot nurse helps keep Italy doctors safe from coronavirus

02/04/2020 (Thu)

VARESE, Italy: He doesn’t wear a mask but he is helping save lives from coronavirus just the same. Meet Tommy, the robot nurse.

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How can remote employees ensure they work effectively?

02/04/2020 (Thu)

In 2019, 50% of employees globally worked away from their office for at least two and a half days a week, and in the UK 70% of employees think flexible working makes a job more attractive.

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Working From Home: Is Zoom safe to use for video conference calls?

02/04/2020 (Thu)

The Covid-19 pandemic, along with resulting restriction measures, have led to a significant spike in popularity for many remote working tools.

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Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

31/03/2020 (Tue)

WASHINGTON, March 29 — Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic — but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

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Covid-19: Bosses panic-buy spy software to keep tabs on remote workers

30/03/2020 (Mon)

We’re watching you, it told Axos Financial Inc employees working from home. We’re capturing your keystrokes. We’re logging the websites you visit. Every 10 minutes or so, we’re taking a screen shot.

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MCO: Local telcos extend free additional Internet data initiatives for users until April 14

27/03/2020 (Fri)

Digi has announced that its initiatives to help users cope while staying home during the movement control period (MCO) have been extended until April 14.

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Online learning rockets in coronavirus pandemic, says Pearson

27/03/2020 (Fri)

LONDON, March 27 — Britain’s Pearson has seen an “explosion” in demand for online learning, with traffic across its platforms quadrupling as millions of children start to adapt to home schooling during the coronavirus pandemic, its chief executive said.

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VPN usage soars across the world

26/03/2020 (Thu)

As more employees are working from home due to the coronavirus, global VPN usage is on the rise according to ExpressVPN.

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Covid-19: Malaysian 3D printing enthusiasts produce face shields to aid frontliners in fight against pandemic

25/03/2020 (Wed)

Malaysian 3D printing and design communities are coming together to produce face shields for frontliners facing the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How the coronavirus is changing the influencer business, according to marketers and top Instagram and YouTube creators

25/03/2020 (Wed)

As the near-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to be felt across the global economy, businesses and creators in the influencer-marketing industry are doing their best to adapt.

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MCO: Maxis and Digi announce free additional Internet data for users

25/03/2020 (Wed)

Maxis has announced some initiatives to helps users who are staying home during the movement control order (MCO) period.

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Covid-19: Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread

24/03/2020 (Tue)

Britain, Germany and Italy are evaluating powerful and invasive tools for what epidemiologists call contact-tracing, the mapping of personal interactions that could spread the virus. These apps would use real-time phone data to pinpoint virus carriers and people they might have infected.

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Parents get crash course in ‘distance learning’ dilemmas

24/03/2020 (Tue)

As millions of families hunker down amid the coronavirus crisis, the sudden reality of schooling from home risks widening the education gap between those with the means and support to keep up with lessons, and those who risk falling behind.

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Thailand has ‘ninja robots’ monitoring COVID-19 patients — take a look

24/03/2020 (Tue)

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, healthcare workers are facing a shortage of supplies and personnel.

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Asia deploys innovative, if invasive, tech to curb virus

20/03/2020 (Fri)

HONG KONG, March 20 — Electronic bracelets and phones that report your whereabouts, text messages if you stray too far from quarantine and digital detectives tracking where you’ve been — Asian countries have embraced innovative, if somewhat invasive, tech to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

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