Romania donates millions of coronavirus vaccines to western EU countries, while only 30% of Romanians are fully vaccinated. There is an ‘iron vaccine curtain ‘ in Europe. Meanwhile, some Western countries already want to switch to a third shot, a so-called booster.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is launching a new partnership to help secure critical cyber infrastructures in the US better against external attacks. AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud are participating.
Tech company Amazon is postponing the return of its US personnel to the office until early January. The company does so because of the emergence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the United States. Earlier, the company behind the well-known web store still assumed that its employees would come back to work in the office from 7 September.
Northern Ireland has temporarily stopped the service allowing citizens who have been vaccinated to apply for a digital vaccination certificate due to a data breach. Users of the COVID Certification Service were shown data from other users in certain cases.
Bytedance, the Chinese owner of the video app TikTok, had two billion users across all its platforms by the end of 2020, reports The Wall Street Journal Thursday based on an internal mail from the company. In addition to TikTok, the company has also Duyin the Chinese version of the videoapp, and the news app Jinri Toutiao.
Twitter has started rolling out its subscription service Twitter Blue, the company reports in a blog. Australia and Canada are the first countries to use the service, which costs between 2 and 3 euros per month. Subscribers get some exclusive options back, which are not available to free users.
A senior official in the Central bank of Ireland has been very active. Derville Rowland, director General financial conduct, warns investors that they may lose their money. According to her, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are speculative and unregulated.
The Netherlands is providing around 2 billion euros for a large project for CO2 storage. It was reported after confirmation by the Port of Rotterdam and Royal Dutch Shell.