Tag Archive: concerns

Google forbids its employees from using Zoom over security concerns

Google says Zoom does not meet the security standards for apps used by its employees.

What you need to know Citing security vulnerabilities, Google has banned its employees from using the Zoom app. Multiple security flaws in Zoom came to light recently, after its user base grew from 10 million to 200 million amid the COVID-19 crisis. Google employees can still use Zoom to connect with friends and family through a web browser or via mobile.

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E3 2020 canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The major gathering of game publishers and developers will not take place this year.

What you need to know E3 has taken place annually since 1995. Several major events, such as GDC 2020, have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Today, the ESA confirmed that E3 2020 has been canceled.

After rumors that spread over the last couple of days that E3 2020 was going to be canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve got  [Read More…]

Rumor: E3 2020 may be canceled due to coronavirus concerns

One of the biggest gaming events of the year may be canceled as new consoles are on the horizon.

What you need to know The coronavirus has caused venues all over the world to shut down. GDC was just postponed at the end of February. E3 looks like it may be following suit and may cancel its planned conference in June.

The Entertainment Software Association may be announcing E3 2020’s cancellation tomorrow morning due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2020 has been canceled over Coronavirus concerns

Google I/O joins a growing list of tech events to be canceled over coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

What you need to know The Google I/O 2020 physical event has been canceled and will be held digitally. Refunds will be given to those who have purchased tickets for I/O 2020. People who were awarded tickets for the 2020 event will be automatically awarded tickets to the 2021 event.

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Twitter bows out of SXSW, citing coronavirus concerns

It’s a question that similarly sized events will have to face over the next few months until the virus is contained.

What you need to know Twitter is canceling its SXSW appearance as it cuts down on non-essential travel. SXSW itself will still go on, but the event organizers will keep an eye on attendee safety. Google last week also moved to limit employee travel in the wake of a coronavirus diagnosis.

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GDC 2020 is officially postponed following coronavirus concerns

Multiple companies dropped out of the conference in the past couple of weeks.

What you need to know The Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced it was postponing its event in San Francisco in March. Multiple large companies pulled out this week, including Microsoft and Epic Games. Another GDC event will be held in the summer.

After weeks of speculation, the Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced Friday that it’ll be postponing this year’s event in San Francisco.

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Sony, Facebook pull out of GDC 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

Sony also announced it wouldn’t be attending PAX East earlier this week.

What you need to know Sony and Facebook announced they’re pulling out of GDC 2020. This is the second conference that Sony has canceled plans for this month. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID19 or 2019-nCoV) situation in China has caused a lot of upheaval across the tech industry.

Just one day after announcing it wouldn’t be attending PAX East, Sony confirmed that it also won’t be  [Read More…]

PlayStation no longer going to PAX East due to Coronavirus concerns

If you were looking forward to the PlayStation booth at PAX East, there’s some bad news.

What you need to know PlayStation was going to hold a booth at PAX East with playable games like The Last of Us Part II. PlayStation has cancelled its appearance at PAX East over coronavirus concerns. The Last of Us Part II is scheduled to release on May 29, 2020.

A short while ago, PlayStation shared the exciting news that it  [Read More…]

Ericsson pulls out of MWC 2020 as Coronavirus concerns intensify

It will instead hold local events called “Ericsson Unboxed” in various countries.

What you need to know Ericsson has announced that it is withdrawing from MWC 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The news comes just days after LG and ZTE announced that they are skipping MWC over Coronavirus concerns. MWC 2020 is set to kick off on February 24.

Earlier this week, LG and ZTE announced that they are skipping Mobile World Congress this year as  [Read More…]

New concerns raised over how Amazon handles people’s Cloud Cam footage

AI has to be trained by a human, and what better way to do this than with real-world examples?

What you need to know Video clips from Amazon Cloud Cams can be manually submitted for review when a false alarm is detected. Teams of workers in India and Romania review hundreds of clips every day. Amazon’s handling of private and sensitive data is being brought into question.

Amazon, who is no stranger to privacy issues with Alexa  [Read More…]