TOKYO: You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From your spouse. From the know-it-all who rattles off the many much more likely ways you're going to die: smoking, car accidents, the flu. None of it seems to matter. As the number of cases rise — more than 76,000 and counting — fear is advancing like a tsunami. And not just in the areas surrounding the Chinese city of Wuhan, the site of the vast majority of coronavirus infections. Subway cars in Tokyo and Seoul look more like hospital wards, with armies of masked commuters shooting dirty looks at the slightest cough or sneeze. A restaurant owner in a South Korean Chinatown says visitors have dropped by 90%. You've probably got a better chance of winning the lottery than buying face masks in parts of Asia. Conferences and events have been disrupted from Beijing to Barcelona to Boston. Quarrels in Japan; riots … [Read more...] about Stress, rumors, even violence: Coronavirus fear goes viral
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Biometrics can be used for many things by service providers. For example, you can get a mobile phone connection by just putting your fingers on a fingerprint scanner. How safe is this information that you’re sharing with the telecom service provider? According to UIDAI, this method is foolproof, as the information is encrypted as soon as you put your finger on the scanner. Only the encrypted information is sent to the Aadhaar database. This information is not stored in any way by the service provider. … [Read more...] about Aadhaar Myths & Facts: Nine Myths & Facts About Aadhaar You Should Know