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    • From ten to zen

      From ten to zen

      During 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has increasingly disrupted routine, led to loss of income and jobs, deprived us of everyday human contacts and made us closely confront death ...And while it was doing that, another silent pandemic, which did not reach the major newspaper headlines, has been ravaging people around the world with even greater speed: compromised mental health.

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    • Smartwatch app helps nightmare disorder and PTSD treatment

      Smartwatch app helps nightmare disorder and PTSD treatment

      Nowadays, getting stuck in a traumatic experience such as COVID-19 brings lingering fatigue and terror. Extreme events like the Hurricane Katrina or 9/11 terrorist attacks invade the dreams and disrupt the sleep of those living with trauma. As a result, about 4% of Americans experience distressing and recurring nightmares, which disrupts sleep and impairs daily functioning.

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    • Telegram is not the ultimate privacy messenger you think it is

      Telegram is not the ultimate privacy messenger you think it is

      Anti-government protesters in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran, Extinction Rebellion activists in Britain, Islamic State terrorists... just about any organised group with something to fear from state officials uses Telegram to communicate. And the messenger app has long prided itself on refusing to hand over data to officials. And yet Telegram is a disaster in terms of user privacy, some security experts say.

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    • Messenger offers big changes in new update

      Messenger offers big changes in new update

      Facebook Messenger is currently overhauling its logo and adding some new features. The company is rolling out new chat themes, in addition to selfie stickers and a vanish mode, as part of its initiative to connect Facebook users with people on Instagram.

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    • Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app

      Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app

      India’s antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc’s Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the case told Reuters. The complaint was reportedly filed in February and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has kept the identity of the complainant confidential, the first source with direct knowledge of the case said.

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    • Digital contact-tracing: The Trojan horse in the battle over data

      Digital contact-tracing: The Trojan horse in the battle over data

      In mere months coronavirus has changed everything. Authorities across the world are grappling with its implications for public life, scientists are struggling to understand and counter it, and frontline workers are forced to risk their lives in the process; however, amid this exceptional pressure, another, more technical issue is focusing minds: the development and deployment of contract-tracing apps to monitor and contain the spread of the virus by registering public interactions.

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    • French parliament to vote on Covid-19 smartphone-tracing app

      French parliament to vote on Covid-19 smartphone-tracing app

      The French lawmakers will vote on the government plan to launch a contact tracing app to fight the coronavirus outbreak, lawmakers and the prime minister’s office announced on Tuesday. The government’s compromise came after mounting criticism from members of parliament, including MPs from President Emmanuel Macron’s party. It initially planned to hold a debate on April 28-29 without a vote.

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