Mysterious Bethesda VR Title Appears on Australian Government Rating Site

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Evidence that a new VR game published by Bethesda Softworks, the studio behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, has appeared in an online listing by the Australian government’s media classification board.

Interactive VR Comedy Has You Staging A Fake Moon Landing For The Taiwanese Government

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This includes Serendipity’s Great Hoax: The Moon Landing , a satirical VR comedy that has players faking a moon landing for the Taiwanese government in the hopes of “making the country rich again.”

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HTC Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies

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The post HTC Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies appeared first on VRScout. Security-focused VR designed specifically for classified environments.

Hackers target U.S. government agencies as FBI investigates

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government departments in which some reports suggest internal emails may have been accessed. Computing News Web breaking twitter cybersecurity government hackers online securityThe FBI is investigating cyberattacks on at least two U.S.

Governments Allege Facebook Practices ‘Illegal Monopolization’, Take Legal Action

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Facebook is facing legal action from the governments of the United States and Germany, with allegations of “unlawful conduct” and an inquiry into the practice of linking Facebook accounts to the use of an Oculus headset.

Tim Sweeney Warns VR Could Make Tech Companies ‘More Powerful Than Any Government’

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” During his address on stage, Sweeney urged the audience to consider that, “if we ever allow one company to own the meta-verse, then that company would have more power than any government that has ever existed.” ” Tagged with: exclusives , government , Oculus Home , open , platform , Tim Sweeney. Interviews exclusives government Oculus Home open platform Tim SweeneyTim Sweeney has some stern words for some of VR’s biggest players.

Can you name the 3 branches of government? This meme offers up some, uh, creative answers.

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When kindergarten teacher Jans asked Twitter on Wednesday to name the three branches of federal government, the response was memes by the bucketload. More about Memes , Us Government , 2020 Election , Entertainment , and Politics.

Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

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A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together. Knight Foundation has facilitated eight events for city governments to gain insight into how technology can contribute to community engagement. An ongoing partnership between Pokémon GO developer Niantic and the community investment program of the John S. and James L.

How Government Agencies Use Virtual Reality

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Government agencies have seen a large uptick in use of virtual reality over the last 3+ years. Once used more out of curiosity or for testing purposes, government divisions are utilizing VR for practical everyday purposes. So what are these government divisions using virtual reality specifically for? Below, we’ll go through a few of these examples and explain specifically why these government agencies chose virtual reality.

‘Quantaar’ Brings Fast-Paced Third-Person Melee To VR In 2021

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KOSMOS , the XR startup Incubator Platform supported by Kaohsiung City Government, under the Somatosensory Technology Park Project, promoting creative innovation, local manufacturing and exporting total solutions.

Innova’s Virtual Patients Offer Cost-Effective VR Medical Training

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KOSMOS, the XR startup Incubator Platform supported by Kaohsiung City Government, under the Somatosensory Technology Park Project, promotes creative innovation, local manufacturing and exporting total solutions. Cost-effective VR healthcare education in a post-coronavirus world.

Russian Government Claims TikTok Deleted Young People’s Protest Prep Videos at Its Behest

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The same week recently poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was taken into police custody in Moscow, Russia’s youth and adults began preparing for unsanctioned protests that will take place across the country on Saturday, January 23.

Hackers are targeting kindergartens for profit, warns government

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government on Thursday issued a statement warning that criminals are specifically going after schools' distance-learning programs.

‘Quantaar’ Brings Fast-Paced Third-Person Melee To VR in 2021

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KOSMOS , the XR startup Incubator Platform supported by Kaohsiung City Government, under the Somatosensory Technology Park Project, promoting creative innovation, local manufacturing and exporting total solutions.

The House Votes to Ban TikTok from Government-Issued Devices, TikTok Threatens to Create Jobs

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Adding to TikTok’s litany of woes, the House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to prevent government employees from installing TikTok on government-issued devices—inching closer toward the transnational goal of eradicating the Chinese-owned company from the face of the earth.

Recapping the Data Governance Winter Conference and looking ahead to 2018 governance trends

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The 2017 Data Governance Winter Conference on 4 - 8 December covered topics ranging from how to start a data governance program to attaining data governance maturity to how to improve your organization’s information quality. After attending, Brian Mayer, business ready data practitioner, and Mark Lynch unified governance practice lead, discuss major data governance trends covered at the conference

HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund

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But today the company announced a brand new investment fund of some $160 million in a joint venture between HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. The post HTC & Shenzhen Government Team Up for $160 Million Investment Fund appeared first on Road to VR. Between HTC’s Vive X accelerator and the VRVCA investor consortium that it heads, the company is already very active in the VR investment space.

Senate Moves to Ban TikTok on Government Phones

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The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday prohibiting federal workers from downloading TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app the White House has recently threatened to ban citing national security concerns. Read more. tiktok us senate bytedance china

AR Social Media App ‘Urban Legend Hunters’ Has You Solving Mysteries Throughout The Real-World

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KOSMOS , the XR startup Incubator Platform supported by Kaohsiung City Government, under the Somatosensory Technology Park Project, promoting creative innovation, local manufacturing and exporting total solutions.

Zoom Exec Accused of Conspiring with Chinese Government to Surveil, Censor Video Calls

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An executive at the videoconferencing company Zoom schemed with Beijing officials to leak user data and squash video meetings discussing the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre earlier this year, according to federal prosecutors.

Government Privacy Watchdog Asked to Investigate Surveillance of Black Lives Matter

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A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged the government’s privacy and civil liberties watchdog to launch an investigation into claims of government surveillance at protests against police violence and racial inequality spurred this year by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Improving The Reality Of Government: AR And VR Use Cases

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Since Mobile World Congress, where the reality on the show floor was often either virtual or augmented, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the practical uses of AR and VR – particularly in government and a smart city context. analyst relations planning & process application development & delivery augmented reality government virtual reality

Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account demand sparks an antitrust investigation

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The fact that the Oculus Quest 2 requires a Facebook account to use has been a point of contention for a lot of VR fans out there, and now it seems that governments are beginning to take notice. Archive facebook government oculus virtual reality VR

EON Reality Releases New Remote AR and VR Packages for Education, Government, and Industry

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For those who want the complete freedom of the advanced premium features, EON Reality will also co-invest in large-scale packages as a means to assist as many businesses, schools, and governments as possible throughout the current pandemic. The post EON Reality Releases New Remote AR and VR Packages for Education, Government, and Industry appeared first on EON Reality.

The Federal Government Spends More on Fire Prevention in Rich, White Neighborhoods

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This year, California’s record-breaking fires caused untold suffering and destruction, and future wildfire seasons are expected to be even worse. New findings show that poorer communities of color aren’t receiving as much funding to prepare for future fires as their wealthier, white counterparts.

Chris Rock opened 'SNL' with a scorching take on the U.S. government

Mashable VR

I think we need to re-negotiate our relationship to the government," he said, before suggesting that Joe Biden "should be our last president ever."

Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR.

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Experts set to meet with fed government about need for VR ethics, more research Virtual worlds are coming for humanity and a group of researchers and technologists wants to make sure we’re ready when they arrive. experts government regulation vr mr lab future

Report: Mulan Press Coverage Is Being Blocked by the Chinese Government

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Though Disney’s live-action Mulan remake is only just now hitting VOD in certain markets—ahead of a cinematic release in territories where movie theaters have been allowed to reopen—the movie’s already come under a significant amount of fire, first for its star’s pro-police comments regarding the protests in Hong Kong Read more.

Google Doodle recognizes Juneteenth, unlike the federal government

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Your Google homepage is ready for Juneteenth (even if the federal government somehow still doesn't acknowledge the long-celebrated holiday). On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google debuted a new video Doodle for the holiday, which marks the true end of chattel slavery in the United States.

UK government bans telecoms from buying Huawei 5G equipment

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On Tuesday, the UK government announced it has banned mobile providers in the country from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of 2020. The UK had a change of heart about Huawei. And it said all Huawei 5G equipment must be removed from their networks by 2027. The decision comes six months after the UK allowed the Chinese company to have a limited role in Britain's 5G networks.

Oculus Go + Open Questions Around Facebook, Privacy, Free Speech, & Virtual Governance

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The Oculus Venues will be treated as public spaces that will be governed by Oculus’ updated Terms of Service that has a code of conduct to ensure safe online spaces. So Facebook is becoming larger than any single government, but they don’t have the same levels of democratic accountability through democratic models of virtual governance or appeals processes for bans. What is their plan for virtual governance?

Canadian government invests in VR training technology

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The Government of Canada announced this week that it has awarded a $1.1 The contract comes as part of the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program, which has seen over $126 million invested in 285 contracts since 2010. The post Canadian government invests in VR training technology appeared first on VR World. million contract to Halifax, Nova Scotia-based IT firm Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc.

HTC Partners on $1.5 Billion VR Investment Fund with Shenzhen Municipal Government

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HTC and the Shenzhen Municipal Government announced plans to set up a joint China VR Research Institute, creating a 10 billion RMB (~$1.45 This groundwork lead to the recent announcement, that HTC has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC, said in the announcement “It is a great honor for us to enter into the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

TikTok sees increase in government requests for user data

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The U.S. made 100 legal requests about TikTok content. News Social Media Mobile App tiktok

Meet a young activist who's suing the government over climate change

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When Hurricane Sandy hit Vic Barrett’s home, he was 12. It was the first time the weather had genuinely scared him — all his running water stopped working, and his mother also seemed scared as she bought jugs of water from a grocery store with nearly emptied-out shelves.

Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

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Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite.

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Government Divisions to Use VR for Training, Hiring, & More via @ReadWrite [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) October 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar