Science & Technology

ECCB Governor Urges Single Regional Data Protection Standard

Antigua Observer:- Amid the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s (ECCB’s) continued development of the Eastern Caribbean digital currency (DXCD), the bank’s Governor, Timothy N.J. Antoine, has called on regional governments to adopt a singular data protection regulatory standard. Speaking at a regional...

More Communities To Benefit In Phase Two Of Free WiFi Initiative

Several  more Saint Lucia communities are to benefit from phase two of the Government Island-wide Network (GINet), which was launched this week. They are Anse-La Raye; Micoud-South; Choiseul; Gros-Islet ,including Pigeon Island; Castries South East and Babonneau. The GINet Project  aims...

Breakthrough Technique Eradicates Mosquitoes

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published yesterday. The mosquitoes targeted are a type that is...

Saint Lucia To Launch Phase Two Of Islandwide Free Internet Service

The Department of the Public Service and the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) recently hosted a ceremony to commemorate the start of the implementation of phase two of the Government Island-wide free internet service. The service is called...

Increasing social media use tied to rise in symptoms of depression, study says

CNN: Do your teenagers spend a lot of time on social media? Are they glued to TV a lot, too? It might be a good idea to have them unplug for a while. A new study suggests a link between...

5 WhatsApp Problems and How to Fix Them

updato.com: Troubled with WhatsApp not working just when you need it to? Here’s a definitive guide on everything that can go wrong while using WhatsApp Messenger, and how you can resolve each and every one of those issues the...

Photo Glitch Hits Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp

BBC News:- Some Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users cannot upload photos, videos and files. Facebook, which owns all three apps, said it was aware of the issue and was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”. The company’s...

First Battery Powered Cruise Ship To Set Sail

Reuters:-  The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500...

Scientists Announce Breakthrough In Treatment For Baldness

Sky News:- Scientists have discovered a "critical breakthrough" in the treatment for baldness after creating natural-looking hair from stem cells. US researchers said they have refined a method which allowed them to grow hair through the skin of mice using dermal...

Warning Issued For Apple’s 1.4 Billion iPad and iPhone Users

A company says it can pull data from any iOS device ever made as well as high-end Android devices. (Forbes) With Apple’s iPhone 11 now coming together quickly and recent iOS 12 releases looking rock solid, the company has been...

The NSA is urging Windows users to update their computers ASAP

In an advisory published this week, the NSA has urged "Microsoft Windows administrators and users to ensure they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threat." That threat being BlueKeep, which has already been...

Mobile Number Portability For Saint Lucia, Other ECTEL States

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – All member states of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), will have access to Mobile Number Portability (MNP), as of Monday. Mobile Number Portability enables consumers to keep their current mobile telephone numbers when switching...

ECTEL To Implement Mobile Number Portability On June 3

Press Release:- More benefits are coming to mobile telephone customers in the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) has announced that starting Monday, June 3rd,...

WhatsApp: The Change You’ve Been Dreading Has Been Confirmed

express.co.uk - WhatsApp is the most popular third-party chatting client in the world and has remained an ad-free experience since it launched back in 2009. However, that is about to change after Facebook, the social network giant that owns WhatsApp,...

OnePlus 7 Pro Review

ONEPLUS has built a name for itself in the past half-decade by offering the best Android phone for the least money. Its devices tend to hover around the $500 mark, and they’re always almost as good as the US$750-plus...

Update Your WhatsApp Right Now

WhatsApp users everywhere: Update your app now. A vulnerability in the app has allowed one company to install surveillance software on both iPhones and Android phones by calling users on the app, regardless of whether they answered. Worse, after...

WhatsApp Cites Spyware Threat, Urges Users To Update App

CNN:- WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets. The encrypted messaging service, owned by Facebook (FB), said Monday that...

Facebook Gathered Data From 1.5 Million Unwitting Users

ABC News:- Facebook admitted on Thursday that it had uploaded the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent, in the latest revelation about user data compromised by the social media giant. The company also admitted that...

Pope Tells Students Not To Become Slaves To Mobile Phones

Vatican News:-  Pope Francis receives students and teachers of a Rome high school in the Vatican, encouraging them to cultivate passion and curiosity and warning them against dependency on their mobile phones. “Phones are for connecting” Pope Francis told an enthusiastic Paul...

Prince Harry And Meghan Break Instagram Record

BBC News:- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Instagram account amassed more than one million followers in record-breaking time, Guinness World Records has said. The couple's official account took five hours and 45 minutes to reach the milestone after its launch...

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