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Zoom is the most popular video conferencing platform globally but its privacy issues are far from over.

Zoom’s privacy complaints being looked at by US FTC

FTC will look into concerns on information collected about registered and non-registered users and recordings made by Zoom subscribers which may be stored in the cloud.
Apple and Google will release the first stage of its contact tracing tech this month.

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple and Google’s contact tracing tech uses Bluetooth signals from phones to detect encounters and does not use or store GPS location data.
WHO’s top emergency expert has stressed the need for “shoe-leather epidemiology” and praised the success of places like South Korea and Singapore for their strategy.

Apps cannot replace ‘boots-on-the-ground’ in Covid-19 fight: WHO

Many countries are easing lockdown restrictions to resurrect economies and contact tracing apps are expected to play a role in helping identify new cases and contain cluster.

Fitness group cure.fit lays off 800 employees, mulls an all-digital move: Sources

They have closed operations in all small towns in India and the UAE
Roadshows for the deal will run from May 5 to May 12, though timing may be extended up until May 19 if necessary

Zoom rival Pexip launches lockdown listing with video roadshow

Video conferencing platforms are in great demand as people are staying indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s everything you need to know about the Zoom rival.
Moovit’s free mobile navigation app provides transit information to more than 750 million users in 100 countries.

Intel in talks to buy Israel’s Moovit public transit app for $1 billion

Chip giant Intel has made some big investments in Israel’s tech ecosystem in the past. In 2017, Intel acquired autonomous vehicle technology provider Mobileye for $15.3 billion in 2017
France is developing its Covid-19 contact tracing app called “StopCOVID”.

France’s Covid-19 tracing app expected to enter testing in week of May 11

Like others in Europe, France has chosen the short-range Bluetooth “handshakes” between devices as the best approach, dismissing the alternative of using location data pursued by some countries in Asia as intrusive.
Indonesia’s Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91 million users

Indonesia’s Tokopedia begins probe after data of 91 million users allegedly leaked

Indonesia’s Tokopedia is backed by the likes of SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund and Alibaba. Its CEO William Tanuwijaya is one of the most prominent tech personalities in the country.
Chief Executive Eric Yuan gave the numbers late on Wednesday in an update on the platform’s 90-day security plan, while also outlining the rollout next week of a new version of the app with more encryption features.

Zoom participant numbers top 300 million despite growing ban list, shares hit record

Shares of Zoom, which have surged nearly five-fold since the company went public in March last year, rose 12% to a record high of $168.24 on Thursday.
Orange in talks with Apple on French contact-tracing app

Orange in talks with Apple to develop contact-tracing app for France

Orange said the French contact-tracing app, dubbed “StopCovid” for now although that name could be changed, should be ready by the end of May.

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