New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

New coronavirus-era surveillance and biometric systems pose logistical, privacy problems

As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the globe, new surveillance methods are already raising new privacy and security challenges despite the still-early days of this crisis. Chief among these potential problems is the sudden turn by the government toward using geolocation data to track millions of Americans’ cell phones in monitoring the spread of the disease. […]
Colleges expand VPN capacity, conferencing to answer COVID-19

Colleges expand VPN capacity, conferencing to answer COVID-19

Colleges that moved from on-campus classrooms to remote learning due to COVID-19 had to quickly upgrade networks to support new VPN connections for remote access. Fortunately, many online-learning platforms rely on cloud-based applications that don’t put additional...
FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

FCC wants to add a new swath of bandwidth to Wi-Fi 6

A proposed FCC rule would allow Wi-Fi 6 devices to make unlicensed use of an additional range of wireless spectrum, which would more than quadruple the number of channels available to Wi-Fi routers. While that might be good news for enterprises seeking higher density...
Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

Slack has added a voice-calling app for Microsoft Teams, alongside integrations with other voice over IP (VoIP) vendors. With the Teams Calls app, available now in beta, users will be able to launch a call directly from Slack. Slack said it has seen almost 350% growth...