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The Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S20 smartphone | Photographer: Michael Short | Bloomberg

Apple, Google privacy rules restrict govts from collecting vital data from Covid tracing apps

The tech companies' privacy features lock authorities out of gathering data used to track the spread of virus, spot larger patterns and plan reopenings.
Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Railways back on track & front pages, ET on Apple’s possible ‘bigger bite’ in India

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
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Apple and Google offer coronavirus risk notification without privacy breach

The Apple-Google system could alert thousands of people who have been exposed to coronavirus while protecting their identities, unlike contact-tracing apps.
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How the world is embracing contact-tracing technology to fight coronavirus

Governments want to get people back to work & a key part of this is contact-tracing technology that helps authorities track the virus and warn citizens.
An Apple inc. logo is displayed at their store at Yorkdale mall in Toronto | Photographer: Brent Lewin | Bloomberg

Apple’s new iPhones face double whammy: Supply disruption and falling demand

Covid curbs are impeding the ability of Apple’s engineers to work directly with its suppliers and phone assemblers in Asia.
The Google Inc. logo sits illuminated on the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin

Apple, Google to boost privacy protections for Covid-19 contact-tracing tool

The companies said the system’s tracking keys will be generated in more random ways and Bluetooth data will now be encrypted.
Employees test mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Tamil Nadu | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

There’s new hope for ‘Make in India’ as MNCs look to spread out from virus-hit China

The low corporate tax rates and huge domestic market work in India's favour, but investors wary of policy uncertainty.
Attendees take photographs of the Apple Inc. HomePod speakers | Bloomberg

Apple plans to design next iPhone like an iPad

The highest-end new iPhone is set to have a screen slightly larger than the 6.5-inch panel on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Representational image of a hand sanitiser

Companies in Covid-19: Beauty brands making sanitisers, biggest soap company giving free soap

Companies across the world are investing millions in the fight against coronavirus. Unilever has announced distribution of soaps, sanitisers, bleach and food worth €100 million.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Why the world needs Apple’s annual new iPhone cycle

Companies that produce iPhone accessories drive their own revenue, and any delay could be devastating amid the global economic slowdown.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

As Covid goes out of hand, Modi goes back to yoga, acronyms and nationalism

In the beginning, Narendra Modi took complete ownership of the Covid issue. With the migrant labour crisis and the growing spread of Covid, Modi is moving on to other things to protect his image.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.