Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Norway pulls its coronavirus contacts-tracing app after privacy watchdog’s warning – TechCrunch

One of the first national coronavirus contacts-tracing apps to be launched in Europe is being suspended in Norway after the country’s data protection authority raised concerns that the software, called...

Twitter has a record-breaking week as users looked for news of protests and COVID-19...

Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to see a record number of new installs this week, according to data from two app store intelligence firms,...

Amid protests, US police scanner apps and others saw record downloads – TechCrunch

Downloads of police scanner apps, tools for private communication and mobile safety apps hit record numbers this past weekend in the U.S., amid continued nationwide protests over the police killing...

India’s contact-tracing app is going open-source – TechCrunch

India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact-tracing app, Aarogya Setu, to the relief of privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever...

Personal finance tracker Copilot adds support for Apple Card spreadsheet imports – TechCrunch

When Apple added the ability to export transactions via spreadsheet to its credit card, Matthew hit up the folks at Copilot, asking whether they planned to support the feature. The...

Facebook launches drop-in video chat Rooms to rival Houseparty – TechCrunch

Facebook is co-opting some of the top video chat innovations like Zoom’s gallery view for large groups and Houseparty’s spontaneous hangouts for a new feature called Rooms. It could...

Bunq lets you create joint accounts with non-Bunq Premium users – TechCrunch

Challenger bank Bunq has revamped joint accounts to give you more flexibility. If you’re a premium users (ie not just a Bunq Travel customer), you can create a sub-account with...

EU privacy experts push a decentralized approach to COVID-19 contacts tracing – TechCrunch

A group of European privacy experts has proposed a decentralized system for Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contacts tracing which they argue offers greater protection against abuse and misuse of people’s data than...

Pinterest launches a ‘Today’ tab featuring daily recommendations and trending topics – TechCrunch

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to record Pinterest usage as people stuck at home have increased their searches for things like lesson plans, kids’ crafts, new recipes and gardening ideas....

Torch & Everwise merge into affordable exec coaching for all – TechCrunch

While companies might pay for a CEO coach, lower level employees often get stuck with lame skill-building worksheets or no mentorship at all. Not only does that limit their potential...

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