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World sees surge in website defacement during pandemic

One consequence of the public’s compliance with social distancing and quarantines during the COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp decline in most types of crime....

Coronavirus sparks interest in work from home and VPN

Coronavirus forces work from home Government and worldwide health guidelines which came into force after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic have seen a rise...

Women workouts in Covid lockdown could spell end of gyms

Digital fitness is enjoying a COVID-19 boom. Online fitness technology provider Virtuagym reports a 400% increase in engagement and a 300% increase in the...

The pandemic demands a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’

The coronavirus pandemic has stirred up a surveillance storm. Researchers rush to develop new forms of public health monitoring and tracking, but releasing personal...

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World sees surge in website defacement during pandemic

One consequence of the public’s compliance with social distancing and quarantines during the COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp decline in most types of crime....

Coronavirus sparks interest in work from home and VPN

Coronavirus forces work from home Government and worldwide health guidelines which came into force after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic have seen a rise...

Women workouts in Covid lockdown could spell end of gyms

Digital fitness is enjoying a COVID-19 boom. Online fitness technology provider Virtuagym reports a 400% increase in engagement and a 300% increase in the...

Five ways to help stop the ‘infodemic’ about coronavirus

Everyone is responsible for slowing the spread of the disease. Every action counts. This is also the case in the fight against misinformation, which...

Coronavirus contact tracing poses serious threats to privacy

We are all wondering how COVID-19 will end. We will not likely return to normal without a broadly distributed vaccine, which is a bracing...

Could Covid spell the end of international mobility?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic started in late 2019, the free movement of billions of people – including tourists, business people, digital nomads, refugees and...

VR campus visits let students connect during SARS-COV2

When I first envisioned a phone app to replace the physical college campus tour, it was a way to enable rural students and those...

Here’s how we can save urban life after coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have reminded us of the vital role public space plays in supporting our physical and mental well-being. We need to...

The Covid lockdown forces a rethink of ‘screen time’

“How would we have coped before the internet?” is a quandary likely posed by someone you know. Beyond being a whimsical hypothetical, this question is...

10 myth busters for SMB cybersecurity

Our newest Cybersecurity Series report Big Security in a Small Business World looks into how small to medium-sized organizations are embracing cybersecurity to grow...

How Apple and Google use your phone to fight Covid-19

On April 10, Apple and Google announced a coronavirus exposure notification system that will be built into their smartphone operating systems, iOS and Android....

Unemployment claims don’t capture full impact of Covid

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, few Americans have been left untouched. Even those lucky enough to stay healthy are facing economic uncertainty...

Medical drones could help beat the Covid crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is, by necessity, leading to a flurry of innovation. And now drones are taking their turn in the limelight. In a recent...

How relaxed should you be in an online job interview?

If you have the good fortune of scoring a virtual job interview in the middle of a pandemic, the initial euphoria of potential employment...

What you really need to know about Zoom security

The video conferencing app Zoom gained about 2 million new users in the first two months of 2020 – and that was before the...

Could Covid bring in a new era of working from home?

When a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 22, 2011, the capital city’s central business district was leveled — and hundreds...

Now is the time to close the digital divide

I’ve always believed that universal broadband internet access is a human right – just as important as food, shelter and water – that when...

Tracking Covid could open a digital Pandora’s Box

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new big data-driven practices of infectious disease surveillance to the forefront of efforts to track cases in...