Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Business

36,000 Pakistanis lost jobs in Gulf amid COVID-19

DUBAI: Over 36,000 Pakistanis had lost their jobs working in the Gulf region this year, owing to economic slowdown brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, informed Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, special assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. Despite, job losses mounting into thousands the SAPM was ...

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audEERING develops coughing app to detect coronavirus

BERLIN: A German tech company is in the process of developing an app aimed at detecting coronavirus using the sounds of coughing and sneezing as well as voice recognition. The firm audEERING, based in the southern state of Bavaria, is banking on audio artificial intelligence as a means of containment ...

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Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

LONDON: Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. In tweets from its support account and an updated blog post, Twitter said it had no indication that the private ...

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AMD unveils Ryzen 4000G desktop processors

LONDON: AMD’s desktop APUs lagged behind the mobile offerings and were still using Zen+ cores. That is changing as of today with the announcement of the Ryzen 4000G series, which upgrade to the 7 nm Zen 2 chiplets that we’ve seen in the new mobile APUs. The CPUs range from ...

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UK secures 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines

LONDON: UK government said Monday it has secured access to 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines in deals with biotech firms BioNTech, Pfizer and Valneva. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said Britain would now have access to three different types of vaccines being developed domestically and around the world, and ...

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Zoom bug allowed anyone to use a company’s custom meeting URL

NEW YORK: Cybersecurity professionals are still finding some big problems with Zoom. Researchers at online security firm Check Point detailed their latest discovery: an exploit in Zoom which would have allowed any bad actor to use a company’s vanity URL for their own video meeting. Here’s what this means. Basically, companies and organizations ...

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TikTok considers London and other locations for headquarters

LONDON: TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is ...

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Russia says deal to make UK-developed vaccine is on

MOSCOW: Russia will unveil a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the pharmaceuticals giant and Oxford University, its wealth fund head said on Friday, adding this showed Moscow had no need to steal vaccine data. Britain, Canada and the United States said on Thursday that ...

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