Virgin Media has switched on Wi-Fi Calling for customers in the United Kingdom. This will help people in rural areas, where mobile coverage is patchy, stay connected to friends and family.
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Long-time Mozillian, Mitchell Baker, has been named as the permanent CEO of Mozilla Corporation after stepping into the role on an interim basis back in December. She was also CEO between 2005 - 2008.
Uber for Business has launched its Eats service in Brazil, France, Canada, and the UK. Uber plans to roll out the service to more than 20 countries this year but didn't state which countries.
Vodafone and Imperial College London have released a new type of workunit for DreamLab to help fight coronavirus. Volunteers pool their smartphone resources to create a virtual supercomputer.
Proton Technologies announced several measures it is taking to assist in the fight against the coronavirus. It'll give computing resources to help find a cure and expand its VPNs to hand more load.
The Tails project has released Tails 4.5. This new version patches two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in the Tor Browser and brings support for booting on Secure Boot-enabled computers.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 75. It comes with a new URL bar that should work better on smaller displays and Direct Composition support on Windows for better performance and enables WebRender work.
The UK's communication regulator, Ofcom, has reiterated that tests it has conducted over the last several years show 5G to be safe to human health. It comes after arsonists destroyed 5G masts.
The UK government has partnered up with game developers in order to tell gamers to stay at home. Players will see in-game content bearing the government's COVID-19 slogan 'Stay At Home, Save Lives'.
Samsung has announced new packaging for its Lifestyle TVs that can be reused for other purposes. The firm will include a manual which contains QR codes with instructions on items you can build.
The UK government is calling on social media firms to do more to tackle 5G-related conspiracy theories. It will hold virtual meetings with representatives from tech firms this week.
Researchers behind the COVID Symptom Tracker app have revealed preliminary figures which show how many contributors reported having COVID-19 symptoms. The app is available for Android and iOS.
Mozilla has released Firefox 74.0.1 which includes patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild. The vulnerabilities allow hackers to run code on systems.
Amazon is working with two firms to acquire COVID-19 testing equipment that it can use to ensure members of its workforce are not infected. The tests check for existing cases rather than antibodies.
Canonical has released the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS beta. It comes with an updated GNOME desktop, a newer Linux kernel which adds support for newer hardware, and an updated Yaru theme to enhance Ubuntu's UI.