Google is facing down an antitrust complaint after its rules block the publication of a game "Corona Control." The company only allows apps referencing COVID-19 in the store if they are published by official government bodies or public health agencies to clamp down on misinformation.
Now that kids are heading back to school, it's important to equip them with protective face masks. But there's an overwhelming amount of choice out there. We've scoured the Internet to find you some of the best ones in various styles, sizes, and types.
The UK will take on the coronavirus pandemic with a new app set to launch this Thursday. A new report said that the app will launch without contact tracing, but a government clarification resolved the issue.
With the CDC recommending that citizens wear face coverings when going out in public, you might be wondering how best to get your hands on a few without venturing to the stores near you which are likely out of stock anyway. Luckily, we know where to look.
These reusable face masks come in 2-packs and feature the city names of top NFL teams so dad can rep his favorite. They're seamless, one-size fits all, and washable for re-use. Woot also has masks with Father's Day messages on sale.
Podcast Addict has been pulled from the Play Store in a case of what appears to be overzealous enforcement of COVID-19 policies. It was restored later with a personal apology from Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer via Twitter.
Twitter's new drive to prevent misinformation sees the company applying labels on tweets spreading COVID-19 misleading information. In some cases where the risk of harm is severe, it may pull them entirely.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Google arms healthcare providers with Nest Cam. The company hopes this will help save in PPE costs as caregivers can now remotely monitor patients without the need for contact.
Apple and Google have released screenshots and code samples of what a contact tracing app built on their platforms could look like. The effort is intended to help public health agencies build efficient apps as they attempt to control the pandemic.