Rapid lateral flow tests will identify most infectious COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, COVID-19 researchers from Britain’s Oxford University said, rapid lateral flow tests will most likely identify the most infectious COVID-19 cases with higher viral loads; this is despite concerns over the overall sensitivity of the tests, Along with the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the government has introduced widespread testing, including lateral flow tests, as…

German agrees 100% depreciation of digital assets as part of economic stimulus measure

According to a statement from German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Germany will provide an annual tax relief of around 2.3 billion euros as part of part of a new measure to support purchases of digital assets, including computer software hardware. German state government and the federal government agreed on Tuesday, that digital assets could be…

WhatsApp Reportedly Asked By Indian Ministry To Withdraw Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp has been asked by the Indian government to withdraw its planned alteration of its privacy policy that has faced widespread backlash, claimed multiple reports in India. According to the reports, India’s technology ministry the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked the WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart to withdraw the proposed change…

WhatsApp should withdraw privacy-invading policy update: India’s Ministry of Technology

In a statement on Tuesday, India’s Ministry of Technology said, it has told Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp to withdraw the recent changes in its privacy policy since it they take away choice from Indian users. “The proposed changes raise grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens,” said Ministry of Technology…

Trump directs federal agencies to assess security risks from Chinese-made drones

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing U.S agencies to assess security risks linked to Chinese-made drones used by American government fleets, prioritizing their removal. The executive order directs all U.S. agencies to outline the security risks posed to the existing government drone fleet from drones built by Chinese companies or by…

WhatsApp delays privacy update over user ‘confusion’ and backlash about Facebook data sharing

A great deal of confusion and backlash from users of WhatsApp over fears that the messaging app could share a wide range of user data with its parent company Facebook forced the messaging app to delay an announced privacy policy update about sharing of user data. “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion…

Polish mobile developer Huuuge Inc plans to raise up to $150M through IPO

On Monday, U,S. registered mobile games developer Huuuge Inc stated, it expects to raise up to $150 million from issueing new share issue as part of its planned initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw. The development comes in the wake of consumers surging for online entertainment in the wake of coronavirus-induced COVID-19 lockdown measures. Polish…

Fukang Technology to develop Foxconn’s tablet and laptop plant in Vietnam

On Monday, Vietnam awarded a license to a unit of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Co Ltd to build a $270 million plant which will produce tablets and laptops, said the Vietnamese government in a statement. Foxconn’s plant will be developed by Fukang Technology and will be located in the northern province of Bac Giang. It will…