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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...
JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica
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JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica

JW Basics (jwbasics.com) is a home-based Online Shopping Company that offers guaranteed 1 - 2 Business Day(s) Islandwide Door Delivery on all orders in Jamaica. They feature a rich, easy-to-use, multi-seller platform, that is geared towards a better buying experience and support for Jamaican retailers, by providing a centralized, secure and trusted platform to do business. They currently feature items in Clothing, Electronics, Appliances, Beauty Supplies and more. Their vision is to debunk the stigma against online shopping businesses in Jamaica by creating a well-known and trusted brand, safe for Jamaican consumers. Flexible and secure By using JW Basics, customers are able to conveniently shop safely from their home or office, take advantage of discounts and free coupon codes, purc...
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, ...
Samsung’s Lifestyle TV Eco-Packaging makes cat houses and saves the Environment
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Samsung’s Lifestyle TV Eco-Packaging makes cat houses and saves the Environment

“Consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand that shares similar fundamentals and values as they do, and with our eco-packaging, we believe that we can provide our customers with a new experience that considers the environment as an important way to express themselves” Executive Vice President and Head of Product Strategy Team of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, Kangwook Chun, on the introduction of new eco-friendly packaging across its Lifestyle TV product portfolio Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. on April 13,2020, announced it will introduce a new eco-friendly packaging across its Lifestyle TV product portfolio in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint. Samsung’s new ‘eco-packaging’ made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be applied to T, ...
Huawei’s PACS coming to Latin America to help with COVID-19 Diagnosis
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Huawei’s PACS coming to Latin America to help with COVID-19 Diagnosis

“A tomography (radiologic technique for obtaining clear X-ray images of deep internal structures by focusing on a specific plane within the body) is taken and its image is uploaded to a cloud, and in less than two seconds we can know if the patient suffers from pneumonia due to the coronavirus or not” Eric Liu, CEO of Huawei Honduras explaining how the process works World leading telecommunications company, Huawei, and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) have strengthened their alliance to implement a diagnostic method for COVID-19 testing using technology. With the system developed by the Tech Giants and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, precise quantitative results are automatically generated to carry the diagnosis of COVID-19, this process con...
Samsung releases AR Emoji Disney themes
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Samsung releases AR Emoji Disney themes

Samsung Electronics has released in August 28, 2019 a new array of Disney wallpapers for use on its Galaxy line equipped with the Android 8 (Oreo) and Android 9 (Pie) operating systems. With the new product, users can personalize their smartphone screens with one of their favorite characters from the followed franchises: Frozen Dumbo Avengers: Endgame Captain Marvel Mickey Mouse   This wide range of characters from the entertainment giant are now available for the AR Emoji, the augmented reality avatars that mirror a user’s expressions, which were released with the Galaxy S9. Galaxy S10 users can also take advantage of the Disney wallpapers in an exclusive layout, interacting with the telephone’s front camera. The new themes from Samsung are ava...
Why Asteroids are important to Earth’s Future prospects for Interstellar Travel
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Why Asteroids are important to Earth’s Future prospects for Interstellar Travel

On February 15, 2013, the Earth survived an expected near-miss with asteroid 367943 Duende. What most people didn't expect was for another asteroid to also come so close as to produce visible effect over Russia. Russian dashcams unexpectedly captured footage of the 19-m wide Chelyabinsk superbolide explosion in our upper atmosphere. In Astronomy and Geology circles, a bolide is an extremely bright meteor, especially one that explodes in the atmosphere. It refers to a fireball about as bright as the full moon, and it is generally considered a synonym for a fireball. A superbolide is a bolide that reaches an apparent magnitude of −17 or brighter, which is roughly 100 times brighter than the full moon. The Chelyabinsk superbolide was not only bright but had a loud concussi...