Kenes Rakishev envisioned the world without cash. The paper money will be eventually ousted. But is it good or bad? In some ways it is progress and it solves a lot of troubles associated with crime and tax evasion. From the other point of view it is a covert attack on freedom. There is a line the world should not cross, Kenes Rakishev considers.
TikTok moves responsibility for privacy regulators in Europe from America to Dublin. The surveillance of the privacy of users in the European Economic Zone (EEA) and Switzerland is no longer done from afar, but in the area itself. That is the biggest change in the details of the app update today.
The fine of 50 million euros that Google was imposed last year by the French privacy regulator CNIL for violating the GDPR must simply pay the tech company. The French Council of State determined this in an appeal that was brought by Google.
Professor Matteo Bassetti, head of an infectious disease clinic at the Italian Policlinico San Martino Hospital, argues that the coronavirus becomes less deadly as it spreads. He does not rule out that the virus has died out before (and if) a vaccine is ready.
The European Commission should take more action to finance faster and more charging points for electric cars. According to the European automobile industry association ACEA, the current plans the Commission has for infrastructure around charging stations are insufficient.
Siemens technology group expects the impact of the corona crisis on its operations to be the worst in the coming weeks. The company dropped its financial targets for the whole year when presenting the quarterly figures.
Germany is doing well in the corona crisis. It currently has 61 deaths per million inhabitants. Partly as a result of this, the call for relaxation of the corona measures is becoming increasingly strong in Germany. And since the beginning of this week, the lockdown has been loosening in certain federal states, because a number of smaller stores were allowed to reopen. But some states...
In the first quarter of this year, Philips saw a significant increase in demand for devices used in the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus. Demand in the Connected Care and Diagnosis & Treatment divisions, which included respirators and monitors, increased by 23 percent.