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Smart says its LTE network ‘passed’ Covid-19 test

The PLDT-owned operator is referring to the “stress test” that its LTE network was able to withstand from the massive demand for connectivity as a result of the Covid-19 contagion.

Experts: Smartphone screens can ‘host’ coronavirus

Health experts have warned that the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, can linger on the screens of smartphones for more than three days.

Coronavirus being used as bait in attacks on businesses via email

Researchers from security firm Kaspersky said cybercriminals are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic by actively using the topic in spreading malware such as backdoors and spyware in the past few weeks.

Smartphone production seen falling 30% in 1st half of 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to lead to a huge reduction in the production of smartphones, potentially falling by as much as 30% in the first half of 2020.

Coronavirus outbreak reveals weakest links in supply chain

The impact of coronavirus is both global and unpredictable, and the supply chain shock it is causing will most definitely and substantially cut into the worldwide manufacturing revenue of $15 trillion currently forecast for 2020 by tech market advisory firm ABI Research.

PH gov’t urged to seek access to AI tools of WHO for Covid-19

A party-list lawmaker is urging the Philippine government to request for access to the artificial intelligence (AI) tools that the World Health Organization (WHO) is using to fight the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus-themed websites on the rise, security firm warns

Since January 2020, based on Check Point Threat Intelligence, there have been over 4,000 coronavirus-related domains registered globally.

3 netizens face raps for tagging Covid-19 patient in Facebook

The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office is set to file cases against three persons who posted photos in Facebook of a person they claimed to be afflicted with Covid-19.

Mobile users get free access to DOH websites, telehealth hotline

To help people get correct and up-to-date information on Covid-19, Smart Communications has made access to DOH websites free while Globe and TM customers who subscribed to KonsultaMD may now get in touch with a doctor via the 79880 telehealth hotline without incurring mobile call charges.

NPC on Covid-19 outbreak: Gov’t must balance data privacy with public interest

The NPC said revealing the identities of Covid-19 patients to the public or providing information that could accurately identify people who are under investigation or have contracted the disease is counter-productive and could do more harm than good.
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