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This picture taken on May 28, 2020, shows a figurin on a mobile phone diplaying a screenshot of the tracking application StopCovid developed by French government in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Paris. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)
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Virus apps expose tension between privacy and need for data

As more governments turn to tracing apps in the fight against the coronavirus, tension between the need for public health information and privacy rights has been thrust into the spotlight
Undertakers of the Pueyo Company, wearing protective masks, leave the Chateauneuf-les-Martigues cemetery's burial chamber, southern France, with the coffin of an 86-year-old Muslim man before placing it in a temporary vault, on April 3, 2020 after his repatriation to Algeria was rendered impossible due to the lack of flights following the outbreak of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19). - The man who has no known relatives in France, was found dead in his appartment. (Photo by CLEMENT MAHOUDEAU / AFP)
Undertakers of the Pueyo Company, wearin […]

100,000 deaths as coronavirus pandemic continues to rage

More than 100,000 people across the globe have died from the novel coronavirus since it emerged in China last December, according to an AFP tally based on official sources
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies d […]

EU says ‘thanks Mr Zuckerberg’ for highlighting new data rules

The EU thanks Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg for highlighting the bloc's new data protection rules after he said the social media giant planned to follow them during grilling by US lawmakers.
(FILE) This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo being displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F, in Paris. (ANSA/AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) [CopyrightNotice: Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.]
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EU: Breach of 1 million European Facebook users’ data is unacceptable

The European Commission criticizes Facebook for the unauthorized use of European users' data.
Students of the International School on the Rhine (ISR) working with VR headsets on their digital lessons in Neuss, Germany, 15 December 2017. The school has been operating for a year a pilot program whereby students use VR headsets for classes, foremostly in the natural sciences. Since the start of this school year teachers and students from several grades of the ISR are also working with tables and e-books. Photo: Ina Fassbender/dpa
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EU pushes to improve digital competency in member states

European Commission has t adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.
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