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Johnson & Johnson to start testing coronavirus vaccine in humans in September - 03/31/2020

The American company Johnson & Johnson announced that it plans to begin testing a vaccine against the coronavirus in humans no later than September. The vaccine itself may be ready for emergency regulatory approval for use by the beginning of next year. The company, together with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, BARDA, a division of the US Department of Health, has...

App Annie shows new app publishers rating, China is leading - 03/26/2020

App Annie analytical company named the winners of the annual Top Publisher Award, the ranking of the most successful companies publishing applications in the mobile segment worldwide. The first three places were taken by Chinese Tencent and NetEase, as well as the American Activision Blizzard. Analyzing mobile data, App Annie notes that this year its global ranking of the largest publishers of...

US court sides with SEC, bans Telegram cryptocurrency release - 03/25/2020

The New York State Southern District Federal Court recognized Gram digital tokens issued through the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform as a security and prohibited their transfer to investors, thereby taking the side of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is stated in a preliminary court decision published on March 24. Having appealed to the court last October, the...

Experts: 1 billion Android devices are prone to hacker attacks - 03/16/2020

According to a study by the British consumer magazine Which?, more than a billion Android devices currently in operation may be susceptible to hacker attacks due to weakened security systems. Outdated versions of Android OS on these devices no longer support security updates. Built-in protection of such smartphonesis outdated as well. Experts of the British magazine Which? conducted a study...

Facebook to rethink Libra project - 03/06/2020

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will not be the central element of the payment system of the same name, the company said. The original concept was rejected because of the claims of watchdogs in the summer of 2019. However, Facebook said the company remains “fully committed to the project.” According to The Information, the social network also postponed the launch of the Calibra cryptocurrency...

Ford to show all-electric cargo van in 2022 - 03/04/2020

American automaker Ford Motor Co. will present an electric version of the Transit cargo van by 2022, the company said in a press release. The issue is planned in accordance with the previously announced plan of the company to spend $11.5 billion on the electrification of cars until 2022. “Commercial vehicles are an important component of our electrification strategy,” Ford Motor Co-Chief...

Agriculture in Europe and the USA gives a boost to agricultural startups - 02/27/2020

According to AgFunder, a specialized research company, investment in agricultural technology amounted to $ 19.8 billion in 2019, which is only 4.8% less than in the record year 2018. Experts note that agricultural technology startups not only attract multi-billion dollar investments, but also actively penetrate into the daily life of one of the most conservative sectors of the economy. So,...

Scientists discover new antibiotics for the first time in 30 years - 02/26/2020

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discovered several new antibiotic compounds using a neural network. This is a unique achievement in the history of medicine. One of the findings - halicin - can destroy even those bacteria that are resistant to all existing drugs. MIT scientists were the first in the world to discover antibiotics using artificial intelligence. As...

European watchdog: Google-Fitbit merger poses a threat to personal data - 02/21/2020

The European Data Protection Board sees a threat to the confidentiality of personal data in Google’s acquisition of Fitbit fitness tracker manufacturer, according to the regulator’s statement. “The possible further unification and accumulation of confidential personal data by the large technology company about people from Europe may entail a high level of risk for confidentiality and data...

French Sanofi sets to develop vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus - 02/19/2020

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has announced that it will develop a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus. At the same time, the company will use its own experience in creating the anti-SARS vaccine; Sanofi expects this to accelerate and facilitate the work. In this work, the company intends to cooperate with the Office of Advanced Biomedical Research and Development of the US Department...
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