Defense One: How to Counter China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign

Defense One: How to Counter China’s Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign. “Whether we like it or not, the United States is engaged on a new battlefield defined by the ‘speed, spread, and accessibility of information,’ as P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking write in their prescient book, Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media. But our government does not appear to have received the memo. As a result, we’re losing the global war over the narrative about COVID-19 in the midst of a global pandemic. And there is much more at stake than words.”

South China Morning Post: Hangzhou park security uses AI-powered smart glasses to detect people with fever

South China Morning Post: Hangzhou park security uses AI-powered smart glasses to detect people with fever. “Roving security staff at Hongyuan Park, part of the Xixi Wetland preserve in Hangzhou in eastern China, now have the power to quickly detect the body temperature of all park visitors from a distance of up to 1 metre, thanks to ‘non-contact thermal augmented reality’ smart glasses supplied by AI start-up Rokid Corp.”

South China Morning Post: Chinese government launches new tech database to help communities fight the coronavirus

South China Morning Post: Chinese government launches new tech database to help communities fight the coronavirus.”The Chinese government is compiling a database of technologies that can be used to combat the novel coronavirus after its top leadership highlighted the increasing importance of tech in bringing the disease under control at home. Officials have compiled a list of more than 2,000 ‘new technologies’ and their providers, ranging from automatic temperature detection to diagnosis and hospital information systems, according to a post by the Ministry of Science and Technology on Monday.”

World Economic Forum: How a top Chinese university is responding to coronavirus

World Economic Forum: How a top Chinese university is responding to coronavirus. “The deadly coronavirus outbreak presents a host of challenges for different sectors of society. University campuses with their congregate settings are considered particularly susceptible to contagion. As China continues to battle the epidemic, universities across the country have followed public health guidance to shut campuses.”

Washington Post: Hackers are seizing on coronavirus fears to steal data, researchers and U.S. regulators warn

Washington Post: Hackers are seizing on coronavirus fears to steal data, researchers and U.S. regulators warn. “Chinese hackers have used fake documents about the coronavirus to deliver malicious software and steal sensitive user information, according to a report Thursday from researchers documenting a growing wave of cybercrime exploiting fears about the global pandemic.”

FierceBiotech: New coronavirus maps offer insights for detection and treatment

FierceBiotech: New coronavirus maps offer insights for detection and treatment. “COVID-19, the coronavirus that’s causing the current worldwide outbreak, invades cells by hijacking a protein on their surface called human receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Understanding the full structure of ACE2 could aid efforts to develop new detection and treatment techniques—and now a team of researchers from China is providing a map of the enzyme and the entry point it provides to COVID-19.”