U.S. begins reopening as Covid-19 cases decline06/11/2021 03:00Many countries turned to China, which has exported 350 million doses of its vaccines to dozens of nations, according to its Foreign Ministry."While Biden's plan is welcome, it is a small piece of the puzzle, and it doesn't help countries that are struggling now", said Fifa Rahman, who is a civil society representative on a World Health Organization body focused on increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines...
Biden withdraws Trump WeChat and TikTok orders06/10/2021 03:00Instead, the US Department of Commerce will now review apps designed and developed by those in "the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary", such as China. CFIUS had set deadlines for TikTok to divest its US operations, but such a sale never happened.It's no secret that American tech companies like Facebook and Google also collect large amounts of user data, but the "scope and scale" of TikTok's app's data collection makes it easier for Chinese spies to answer "all kinds of different intelligence questions" on USA nationals, Anne Neuberger, NSA's director of cybersecurity, told TechCrunch at Disrupt 2020...
9 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health after several low days06/10/2021 03:00A total of 3,685,240 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered across the province so far, including 345,508 second doses.As of Tuesday, approximately 74.2 per cent of adults in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 71.9 per cent of everyone aged 12 and older...
Feds to lift 14-day quarantine for fully vaccinated Canadians06/09/2021 19:22The government is crafting plans to loosen the current 14-day isolation period for border-crossers who've had two vaccine doses, said the people, speaking on condition they not be identified. Instead, they'll be permitted to quarantine at home while they wait for the results of a test on arrival.Other travellers reached out to CP24 to relay fears that they contracted COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine...
Global crackdown on organised crime after high-tech sting06/09/2021 10:07The Australian Federal Police made global news this week with the revelation its Operation Ironside had help sting organised crime gangs around the world.Since the covert operation began, Australian police have seized 3.7 tons of drugs, 104 weapons, and some $35 million in cash.'Operation Trojan Shield/Greenlight will enable Europol to further enhance the intelligence picture on organised crime affecting the European Union ...