US blames China for hacks allegedly targeting COVID-19 research

By cdc, China, coronavirus, covid-19, department of health and human services, engadget, gear, hack, hacks, health, health and human services, hhs, Internet, medicine, News, Security

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that state-backed hacking is still going on during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the US is reportedly convinced that one country is mounting a large campaign. Officials speaking to CNN claim they’ve seen a s…

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Contact tracing apps are coming whether we like it or not

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The University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute advised the NHS this week that “a contact-tracing app could help stop the coronavirus pandemic, but 80 percent of current smartphone owners would need to use it.”Can you imagine trying to get 80 pe…

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 26: The Sounds of Science

By ajitpai, Business, censorship, climatechange, communication, donaldtrump, engadget, epa, fcc, gadgetry, Gadgets, galaxynote7, gear, google, googlevoice, government, green, hhs, Internet, music, netneutrality, note7, Opinion, Podcast, politics, Research, Samsung, science, services, sprint, Streaming, theengadgetpodcast, tidal, Twitter, usda, video, whitehouse

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Nathan Ingraham join host Terrence O’Brien on the latest episode. First Dana and Nathan face off in the latest installment of Flame Wars, tackling the latest news around Google Voice, struggling streamin…

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