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Zoom Will Now Enable Waiting Rooms by Default

Last week, I wrote about how all of us were depending on Zoom to “get it together.” Specifically, I was referring to the onslaught of criticism the company received due to inadequate security, lack of encryption, and a privacy policy that allowed the company to share your personal information with third-party services like Facebook.Zoom’s CEO, Erin Yuan, apologized, and committed to fixing the problems. The company even paused all feature development in the short-term until it has a better grip on the security issues. Zoom now says it’s rolling out changes that should help prevent some of the worst …

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Amazon Shows How to Be a Business During a Crisis

It’s hiring 100,000 workers at a time when 10 million people filed for unemployment in just two weeks. It’s prioritizing the products that people need at a time when online shopping has surged. And its cloud computing platform is more important than ever as millions of people are working from home. That’s not even to mention the scientists and researchers who are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to find therapies and–hopefully–a vaccine for Covid-19. It may also provide some escape from the chaos and anxiety of the world around us through good books on our Kindles or by renting a movie to …

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Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically for curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be co-located at a …

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How Hospitals Are Using AI to Battle Covid-19

Executive Summary
The spread of Covid-19 is stretching operational systems in health care and beyond. The reason is both simple: Our economy and health care systems are geared to handle linear, incremental demand, while the virus grows at an exponential rate. Our national health system cannot keep up with this …

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Don’t Leave “Ethical Tech” Out of Your Digital Transformation Plan – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Disruptive technologies create tremendous opportunity for organizations to become smarter, more agile, more flexible, and more responsive. But as employees deploy new applications, they are encountering challenges that create reputational and even financial risks for their organizations.
Some companies that don’t see technology as their core business may assume …

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The State of Indoor Positioning and Asset Tracking Using BLE and LoRa

Illustration: © IoT For AllThe indoor positioning and asset tracking space remains the wild west despite many companies working towards developing a robust, cost-effective, scalable solution. BLE, WiFi, Ultra Wide Band, RFID, and Ultrasonic, to name a few, have been used in the past to develop Indoor Positioning and Asset …

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Securing IIoT and IT Devices to Protect Operational Technology

Illustration: © IoT For AllA new generation of connected Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices are helping businesses leverage the power of the internet for smarter operational technology (OT). Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are widely used to control industrial electromechanical processes for manufacturing and robotics, and increasingly online. In cities, connected OT …

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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Banning Zoom

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has banned Zoom use over possible security issues with the wildly popular and increasingly ubiquitous video and conference call app.In a memo to employees obtained by Reuters and posted on Wednesday, SpaceX officials said Zoom suffers from “significant privacy and security concerns” that make it an …

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