• NE US regional contact-tracing app network adds New York, New Jersey states

    Just a week after nearby Pennsylvania announcing its own mobile technology solution to aid in its fight to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the states of New York and New Jersey have launched their own contact-tracing apps.

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy officially launched the Covid Alert NY and Covid Alert NJ exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that they will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a Covid exposure.

    With the launch, New York and New Jersey join Pennsylvania and Delaware in creating

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  • Nokia clocks up 100 5G deals and 160 commercial 5G engagements

    Rounding off a great week when it bagged a massive extension with BT to supply technology for the EE next-generation network, Nokia has announced that it has signed 17 5G commercial deals in the third quarter of the year. This takes its total number of commercial 5G deals company to 100 individual customers and a total of 160 commercial 5G engagements, ranging from signed contracts to paid trials.

    Out of the commercial 5G deals with contracted customers, 17 have been struck since the second quarter of the year. The 34 live 5G networks cover both public and private wireless networks,

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  • Internet of things vital for post-Covid business success, says report

    The Covid-19 pandemic has forced almost all businesses to change their working practices and priorities in a matter of weeks, with more than three-quarters of adopters increasing the pace of internet of things (IoT) projects, according to Vodafone’s 2020 IoT spotlight research.

    The global study aims to understand the ongoing impact of IoT as it is adopted and deployed by businesses of all sizes worldwide, and investigates the relationship between IoT, business strategy, resiliency and success.

    It features responses from 1,639 businesses globally, exploring how they are using IoT and how it is helping them prepare for the future. The

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  • Talk is no good without action, says Most Influential Woman in UK Tech 2020

    Talking is a good place to start, but action is needed when it comes to giving more black people the opportunity to work in tech, says Anne-Marie Imafidon, founder and CEO of social enterprise Stemettes and this year’s Computer Weekly Most Influential Woman in UK Tech.

    When asked about the theme of the 2020 Computer Weekly and Spinks diversity in tech event – promoting advocacy and supporting under-represented groups in tech – Imafidon said the current focus on Black Lives Matter (BLM) following the murder of George Floyd in the US has been “frustrating” because many people are asking

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  • Judge to give verdict on Julian Assange’s extradition after Christmas

    A judge will decide whether to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage and computer hacking charges in January.

    Judge Vanessa Baraitser said today that that she would issue a decision whether to extradite Assange, who will remain in custody in Belmarsh Prison, on 4 January next year.

    The 49 year-old faces up to 175 years in prison following allegations by the US government that he played a role in “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the US”.

    He has been indicted on 17 counts under the Espionage Act and

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