Zoom’s usage jumps by 151%, takes lead over Microsoft Teams

With the Wuhan Coronavirus forcing people to work from home, a report by research firm Apptopia says, the number of people using Zoom Video Communications Inc’s app has nearly trippled that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s Teams. The COVID-19 driven work from home call has boosted demand for video conferencing platforms. According to the…

Cyber security specialists team up to fight COVID-19 cyber threats

Cyber security specialists have formed an international group to fight hacking related activities revolving around China’s coronavirus. The international group consisting of nearly 400 volunteers with expertise in cybersecurity is called the COVID-19 CTI League. The group which monitors cyber threat intelligence spans across 40 countries and includes professionals in senior positions at major tech…

U.S. tech firms collaborating to combat Wuhan coronavirus misinformation

In a joint statement, U.S. technology companies, including Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft Corp, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, and YouTube are working together to quell misinformation about the coronavirus on their platforms. The companies said they were coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world to share critical updates about the Wuhan coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins…

Pentagon to reconsider certain aspects of $10 billion JEDI Contract: court filings

According to court filings by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Thursday, the DoD is asking permission from the court to reconsider certain aspects of its decision to award a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft Corp. Last month, a U.S. judge had granted Amazon.com Inc’s request to temporarily halt the DoD from…

Documents show Huawei shipped prohibited U.S. hardware and software to Iran

Although China’s Huawei Technologies has been consistently denying for years that it has not violating American trade sanctions on Iran, internal documents from the company which dates back to 2010 show that it was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator. As per internal documents from Huawei, two of…

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle region and in San Francisco Bay Area to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing bandwagon of U.S. companies asking employees to work from home so as to limit their exposure to China’s coronavirus. Microsoft has asked many of its employees in the Seattle region and in the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until March 25. “Taking these measures will ensure…

Pentagon’s $10B cloud computing JEDI contract with Microsoft paused over Amazon’s lawsuit

A U.S. judge has allowed Amazon.com Inc’s motion to temporarily halt the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp’s $10 billion cloud computing deal which Amazon said was reflective of President Donald Trump’s undue influence. In November 2019, Amazon, which had been seen as a front-runner to win the cloud computing contract, had filed a…