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Past articles by Amrita:

Western nations are taking two very different approaches to digital contact tracing

Nations around the world are locked in a fierce debate about whether a centralized or decentralized approach is best. → Read More

Can crowdsourced symptom data predict the next Covid-19 hotspot? —

Nations and cities are using self-reported symptoms data to find Covid-19 hotspots. → Read More

The best alternatives to Zoom during lockdown —

From Twitch to Microsoft Teams, getting some face time online is easier than ever. → Read More

Nintendo warns the pandemic could delay future product launches —

The pandemic may challenge future game development, the videogame giant warned. → Read More

Digital privacy is being threatened as governments attempt to stop coronavirus

It was tenuous already, and digital contact-tracing used to fight Covid-19 will probably make it more so. → Read More

Apple’s earnings tell the story of a global smartphone demand shock

People are holding off on buying smartphones, and it's not just due to the pandemic. → Read More

Big Tech’s cloud computing surge won’t offset the pandemic’s financial pitfalls

Microsoft, Google, and Amazon reported significant increases in cloud computing sales. → Read More

Social distancing tech can ensure workers stay at least six feet apart

Employers may use workplace monitoring tools to ensure workers keep a distance. → Read More

Utah's new Covid-19 contact tracing app will track user locations —

The app tracks your location and uses both GPS and Bluetooth. → Read More

Snapchat reaches its highest number of users amid Covid-19

The platform added 11 million global users as nations shut down schools, businesses, and imposed stay-at-home orders. → Read More

Governments likely to defer to Google and Apple on Covid-19 contact tracing —

The two tech giants have put forth strict limits on how governments can track the spread of Covid-19. → Read More

How Bluetooth could unleash the world’s largest experiment in digital contact tracing

Your phone could alert you if you made contact with a person who is infected. → Read More

Apple and Google are teaming up to fight Covid-19 with contact tracing

The Bluetooth-based system may protect privacy better than methods used in China and elsewhere. → Read More

Zoom alternatives have their own video-conferencing drawbacks —

All the video-conferencing services have drawbacks, whether it’s cost, no end-to-end encryption, or limits on the number of participants. → Read More

America's digital divide is a more urgent crisis during the pandemic

Millions no longer have access to the outside world. → Read More

Restaurant and bars account for more than half of the US jobs lost in March

They are the hardest hit of the hard-hit "leisure and hospitality" category. → Read More

Lottery jackpots are being reduced as the coronavirus crisis hits ticket sales

Powerball and Mega Millions will use ticket sales and interest rates to determine future jackpots. → Read More

ESPN2 is airing an esports marathon because Covid-19 has crimped live sports

Amid coronavirus fears, NBA players will compete in a basketball video game instead. → Read More

Pulse oximeters are flying off the shelves. Most people don’t need them

“Pulse oximeter coronavirus” is a hot search term. → Read More

Smokers aren't quitting due to coronavirus

Tobacco sales are rising despite the health risks to smokers. → Read More