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Digital News #36 - Look what you missed out in digital

Discover what you may have missed last week in the digital world 

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WhatsApp fights fake news

The application is preparing a feature that could be particularly useful in this coronavirus crisis. It is a tool that will allow people receiving a message to verify its authenticity. In fact, WhatsApp will most likely show a little icon next to the message so that you can see more details about what is being said on the internet.

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Covid-19: European mobile operators share data in the fight against coronavirus

An original method has been adopted by three European countries to fight against the spread of the virus. Mobile operators are now giving the authorities data on who is or is not complying with the rules. But there is no need to worry: all of them respect the European laws on confidentiality. 

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A collapse of the Internet due to increased traffic?

Amazon, YouTube and Netflix are reducing the image quality of their services to ensure the smooth operation of telecommunications networks essential for rescue and care services. It is also essential for teleworkers and the massive use of telecommuting and tele-education solutions. Amazon, Netflix and even YouTube are joining forces in this battle.

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Covid-19 HPC Consortium has given scientists access to the most powerful supercomputer

A consortium consisting of IBM, Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud, Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Energy has given scientists access to supercomputers and cloud services to do research on the new COVID-19 virus. The consortium is considering research in the fields of bioinformatics, epidemiology and molecular modelling. The project must guarantee that computing power is not an obstacle in the research.

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Chinese cloud infrastructure market worth $3.3 billion in Q4 2019

Research agency Canalys reports that China's cloud infrastructure market grew 66.9% to $3.3 billion in the last quarter of 2019. Critical note: this was before COVID-19 hit the country. China is the second largest market for cloud infrastructure in the world, with a market share of 10.8%. For next year, Ball (analyst at Canalys) still sees growth, despite the impact of COVID-19 in Q1 2020.

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