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If you get called to tell you that your vaccine is ready, be careful! It may be a scam

QCOSTARICA - Posing as bank employees, announcing that you have won a prize and now even telling you that the call is from the Ebáis to receive the vaccine against covid-19, are methods by scammers to steal your personal information and other data. The Fraud...

Ticos believe they are invincible against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Despite the thousands of daily infections and the possible collapse of health services, groups of Costa Ricans (Ticos) believe it convenient to meet friends and break social bubbles, as if there were no pandemic. After living seven months with the new coronavirus, many...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega Seeks New “Gag Law”, Prescribing Fines and Jail

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an escalation of their fight to silence critical voices, the Ortega regime now targets the opposition and independent media. The newly proposed “Special Cybercrimes Law” establishes punishments including jail time for such figures. These sanctions can be levied on citizens that,...

Twitter will eliminate false content related to COVID-19

Twitter said it will remove tweets that run the risk of causing harm by spreading dangerous misinformation about Covid-19. The social network had been criticized for weeks that its policies on misinformation were too lax. Now, Twitter says, it will be applying a new broader...

Fighting for the internet: Social media, governments and tech companies

The inventor of the World Wide Web has argued that some internet platforms and social media firms are becoming too powerful. In March 2018, Tim Berners-Lee said they were in a position to "weaponize the internet at scale." Free speech or illegal content? Whether hate speech,...

Women contacted victim through a social network to kidnap him

Two women created a fake profile on a social network to contact a man in order to kidnap him and demand ¢5 million colones for his release, reported the Deputy Prosecutor of Pérez Zeledón. Both women and four other men were detained by the judicial...

New requirement for US visa: Ticos must detail their social networks

Costa Ricans who request or renew a visa for the United States must meet an additional requirement: they will have to start providing information about their social media accounts when applying for US visas. The new requirement not only affects Ticos, but all foreign nationals...

Computers In Tico Homes Decreased, Survey Reveals

(QCOSTARICA) For the first time in six years, the percentage of ownership of computers, both desktops and laptops, in Tico (Costa Rican) homes has decreased. According to figures from the Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO) - national household survey, the number went from 52% in...


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