20 Mar 2020

Infrared AI cameras could help spot coronavirus carriers at polling places

Athena Security, a company originally created to spotting guns, has announced that they are creating technology that can identify coronavirus carriers through fever detection functions. Athena first launched its keystone program in 2018, which used thermal imaging and computer vision to detect concealed guns, however, the company has switched gears

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20 Mar 2020

US, Israel, South Korea, and China look at intrusive surveillance solutions for tracking COVID-19

Four governments, China, South Korea, the US, and Israel, have been looking at implementing intrusive surveillance systems to track the spread of COVID-19. China and South Korea have already put into action an extensive citizen tracking system, while the US and Israel are exploring similar surveillance measures. China is the

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19 Mar 2020

OODA Webinar – Managing Through COVID-19

OODA’s Matt Devost and Bob Gourley held a webinar today looking at a variety of Coronavirus/COVID-19 issues to strategic planning, decision making, possible outcomes, supply chain resiliency and many attendee questions.

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19 Mar 2020

US, Canada are closing shared border to nonessential travel

On Wednesday, Canada and the US agreed to temporarily shut down the border between the two countries to all nonessential travel in order to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The flow of trade will remain intact, but citizens of either country cannot cross the border for family visits

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19 Mar 2020

The coronavirus pandemic began in China. Today, it reported no new local infections for the first time

For the first time since the pandemic began, Chinese officials have reported no new locally transmitted coronavirus cases, marking a significant step forward for the country and a major turning point in combatting the virus. On Thursday morning, Chinese officials from the National Health Commission announced that there were only

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19 Mar 2020

New York Nightlife Only Dropped 7% As Coronavirus Warnings Jumped, Foursquare Data Shows

Information from the company Foursquare Data has shown that certain cities have been heeding the government’s warnings on social distancing, while others have not. Data released by the location services company Foursquare on Wednesday stated that traffic among 13 million Americans from February 19 to March 13 only decreased at

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19 Mar 2020

Libya-based hackers using coronavirus pandemic to spread mobile surveillance malware

Coronavirus themed emails have been targeting victims less and right, feeding off of global fear. The campaigns use messages and software as well, to trick people into downloading malware and other malicious programs. Kristin Del Rosso and other researchers at Lookout, a cybersecurity company, have uncovered a unique coronavirus attack

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19 Mar 2020

COVID-19: With everyone working from home, VPN security has now become paramount

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of employees have been working from home in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Experts argue that this means enterprise VPN servers have become essential to a company’s security. Experts state that it is extremely important for organizations to ensure that

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18 Mar 2020

World virus infections hit 200,000; Borders jammed in Europe

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 200,000 people and killed more than 8,000, causing a huge disruption at European border crossings on Wednesday after countries implemented strict travel rules in an attempt to slow the outbreak. Johns Hopkins University stated that 82,000 people have recovered from the

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18 Mar 2020

COVID-19’s Impact On Tech Spending This Year

COVID-19 has affected the economy heavily, and new reports have detailed how the pandemic has directly affected tech spending in 2020 already. In collaboration with its parent company Avasant, Computer Economics has published a Coronavirus Impact Index by Industry that takes a close look at how the pandemic is affecting

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