Tag: COVID-19

Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
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How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

The COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic is now its second year. Caribbean governments were all caught off guard as their tourism-dependent economies wrestled with closing borders vs foreign exchange revenue and the economy. In time, however, the way in which the Caribbean governments shared information improved. So let us take a look at how COVID-19 information is being shared by Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados Barbados is taking a three-pronged approach with the Ministery of Health and Wellness publishing COVID-19 reports, The Ministry of Tourism explaining entry protocols and steps to enter Barbados and the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) sharing information. The Bahamas In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Health is sharing detailed inform...
2021 is the Year of Recovery – COVID-19 was bad for Huawei’s Business Partners
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2021 is the Year of Recovery – COVID-19 was bad for Huawei’s Business Partners

World leading Telecommunications Company, Huawei, is proceeding with optimism during the current pandemic, caused by Covid-19. This was mentioned during Tech Talk, an online cyber security webinar, presented on April 27. Director of ECIPE (European Centre for International Political Economy), Hosuk Lee-Makiyama announced how consolidated China’s global market has been with regards to 5G technology. Huawei, as a top Chinese vendor currently holds over 80% of market share in China; however its involvement in 5g allocation in the global market totals 50%, with the rest of the world sharing segments of the latter. Furthermore, Makiyama admits that the Covid-19 effects are quite treacherous for the Tech market and all developed and resourceful countries that have been hit, (China, ...