60% of all US Covid-19 cases have been reported since Election Day

France is expanding its vaccination campaign Monday to allow anyone over the age of 75 to be inoculated. Previously, only residents of nursing homes and medical staff aged 50 and over were eligible to receive a vaccine.  The new phase of the nationwide push comes as the country’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 70,000 over the … Read more

OpenWRT reports data breach after hacker gained access to forum admin account | ZDNet

The maintainers of OpenWRT, an open-source project that provides free and customizable firmware for home routers, have disclosed a security breach that took place over the weekend. According to a message posted on the project’s forum and distributed via multiple Linux and FOSS-themed mailing lists, the security breach took place on Saturday, January 16, around 16:00 GMT, after a … Read more

India gears up for a robust digital ecosystem as e-payments witness an upward trend

The coronavirus pandemic, which crippled many sectors, has inadvertently aided India’s credentials as an innovative and digital payments market rapidly gaining in scale. Every day, more than 100 million Indians use a plethora of digital and electronic channels such as debit cards, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), e-wallets, Fastag, or Aadhaar Enabled Payment Systems (AePS), putting … Read more

New York Gov. Cuomo asks to buy Covid vaccine directly from Pfizer amid dose shortages

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 15, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Monday for the ability to buy Covid-19 vaccine doses directly from the company. But the company … Read more

Biden inauguration rehearsal paused amid US Capitol lockdown

image copyrightEPA image captionSecurity is tight in Washington DC The Capitol complex in Washington DC was briefly locked down after a security alert, two days before Joe Biden is inaugurated as US president. Police say they acted out of an abundance of caution after witnesses reported smoke rising nearby. The fire was several blocks away. … Read more

Tech tonic for growth: Will Sitharaman’s bahi-khata have what’s been missing from Budgets so far?

Millions lost their jobs, walked thousands of miles to get home, starved, got sick, died. The lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic was the worst catastrophe for India since the ‘Spanish flu’ influenza epidemic a century ago. Just how bad is documented by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its Financial Stability Report (FSR; bit.ly/3oP9DBT) … Read more