Aarogya Setu App Hits 5 Crore Users in 13 Days of Launch

The Aarogya Setu app by the government has reached the milestone of five crore users in just 13 days of its launch. The app, which is projected to enable contact tracing to limit the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in India, was released on April 2. In three days of its launch, the Aarogya Setu app had crossed the milestone of 50 lakh installs. Amid the growth in terms of new users, the Aarogya Setu app has also raised some privacy concerns.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday announced the latest milestone for the Aarogya Setu app that was

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OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Review: Superb, But No Bargain

When high-end smartphones used to cost $650, OnePlus arrived to offer an equally-powerful alternative at less than half the price. That quickly became the company’s schtick. It made phones that were as powerful as the best you can buy, but at a far cheaper price. These days, premium phones cost $1,000. What’s OnePlus’ answer? The … $900 OnePlus 8 Pro.

Thankfully, there is a standard OnePlus 8, too. And it’s modestly cheaper. The OnePlus 8 strips away a few new features in the Pro, like wireless charging and an IP68 water resistance rating, for a cool $700. That’s still expensive

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Can a Wearable Detect Covid-19 Before Symptoms Appear?

The first thing you might notice about Michael Snyder is just how many gadgets he has strapped to his hands and wrists on any given day—an Apple Watch, a Fitbit, a Biostrap. The second is his enthusiasm for such devices. For more than a decade, Snyder, a biology researcher at Stanford University, has been using consumer wearables to determine whether these kinds of biosensors—and the data collected from them—can help track the onset of infections or illness.

Now Snyder and his team are launching a new research project. It’s one that he hopes will eventually alert people that they might

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The Pentagon Hasn’t Fixed Basic Cybersecurity Blind Spots

The United States federal government isn’t known for robust cybersecurity. Even the Department of Defense has its share of known vulnerabilities. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office is highlighting systemic shortcomings in the Pentagon’s efforts to prioritize cybersecurity at every level and making seven recommendations for shoring up DoD’s digital defenses.

The report isn’t a checklist of what DoD should be doing to improve cybersecurity awareness in the abstract. Instead, GAO looked at three DoD-designed initiatives to see whether the Pentagon is following through on its own goals. In a majority of cases, DoD has not completed

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Kubernetes meets WebAssembly in Microsoft’s Krustlet

Microsoft’s Deis Labs recently announced an intriguing direction for Kubernetes, one that offers a new, sandboxed environment for our code. Building on the increasingly popular WebAssembly, Krustlet is a tool for delivering Kubernetes-managed workloads to WebAssembly runtimes, with a v0.1.0 release now on GitHub.

The name Krustlet comes from how they’re built and what they’re intended to do. Krustlets are “Kubernetes RUST kubeLETs.” They take a fundamental Kubernetes component, the kubelet, and implement it in a new programming language and on a new platform. Kubelets, like much of Kubernetes, are written in Go; Krustlet has been developed in Mozilla’s type-safe

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