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.

Billions of Dollars Later, the U.S. Government Remains as Hackable as Ever

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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.

Elon Musk Calls for End to Government Subsidies Now That They’ve Made Him Rich

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Fifth Element cosplayer Elon Musk would like the government to knock it off with the whole trying to pass climate legislation thing. His beef with the Build Back Better Act? Among other things, subsidies for electric vehicles.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

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


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.

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


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.”

After UAE Hacking Scandal, Congress May Crack Down on Ex-Spies Working for Foreign Governments

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lawmakers are considering adopting new restrictions that would limit the kinds of work ex-intelligence officials could do for foreign governments after leaving the service. After renewed outrage over a hacking scandal involving former federal operatives, U.S.

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


” 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.

British Government Wants to Bring Back Imperial Measurements

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The UK government has released a 23-item list of things it will pursue now that it’s no longer part of the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says it wants to let retailers list goods solely in imperial measurements rather than metric.

Joe Biden Is Throwing the Weight of the Government Behind Electric Vehicles

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President Joe Biden is using one of the most powerful tools at his disposal to speed up the electric vehicle transition: the purchasing power of the federal government.

Revamped U.S. government science website shows vital climate info

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The ocean is now absorbing nearly unfathomable amounts of heat as the prodigious burning of fossil fuels warms the planet.

The FCC's Definition of Broadband Internet Is Too Slow, Government Watchdog Finds

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How Government Agencies Use Virtual Reality


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.

Twitter reportedly hid tweets critical of Indian government's COVID efforts

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According to MediaNama , an Indian news outlet with a focus on tech policy, the San Francisco-based social media company hid a series of tweets critical of the Indian government's handling of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Be careful who you criticize on Twitter.

Tesla asks fans to lobby the government on its behalf

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It is a hub where Tesla posts actions its users can take, like contacting government officials when there is a potential law that would affect the company. Tesla fans: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to bat politically for the company.

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.

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.

Indian Government Tells Starlink to Stop Selling Satellite Internet Until It Gets a License to Do So

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The Indian government didn’t mince words in a recent message to Elon Musk’s Starlink: Get a license before offering satellite internet services in the country.

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.

The U.S. government finally decides to get serious about ransomware

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All it took was a fundamental disruption to the nation's fuel supply and a threat to meat , but the U.S. Department of Justice is finally going to start taking ransomware seriously. Or, at least more seriously.

Indian Government’s Digital Drive Helps AR/VR Startups – Here’s How


The post Indian Government’s Digital Drive Helps AR/VR Startups – Here’s How appeared first on Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Technology Latest News. India has been taken over by the startup craze in recent years, with multiple unicorns emerging in less than a decade.

U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

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government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack , which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin. The U.S.

Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

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Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Indian Government Wants to Break Messaging Encryption, WhatsApp's Suing

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WhatsApp is taking India’s government to court over a new mandate that it claims will lead to mass surveillance of users in the company’s biggest market.

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

Road to VR

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.

Days After Blocking Facebook, Myanmar’s Military Government Has Now Blocked Instagram and Twitter

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Myanmar’s new military-led government has blocked Instagram and Twitter in the country in an attempt to squash citizen resistance to the coup it staged earlier this week that ousted the country’s democratically elected government.

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.

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).

Google Sent More Than 50,000 Warnings to Users Targeted by Government-Backed Hackers This Year

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While the amount of cyber attackers and activity alone is alarming, in this episode, the featured villain is a hacker group backed by the Iranian government. If the internet is a digital Wild West, it’s time to lock your doors and close your windows.

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

Privacy 'Incidents' at DHS on the Rise, Report Says

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A new government study mostly lauding the Homeland Security Department’s handling of Americans’ personal information nevertheless detected “gaps” in the ways a few of its agencies have followed procedures designed to ward off security threats.

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Facebook to Restrict Content From Myanmar's Military Government Following Coup

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Facebook has pledged to restrict the widespread distribution of content from Myanmar’s military regime following a successful coup that toppled the democratically elected government on Feb.

The Wild Ways Local Governments Are Blocking Renewable Energy

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“Shadow flicker” from wind turbines, concerns about sparrow habitat on landfills, and worries about “toxic chemicals” from solar panels are just some of the ways municipalities are slowing down renewables installation. Read more.

Myanmar's New Government Blocks Facebook After Military Coup

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Myanmar’s new government has ordered internet providers in the country to block Facebook in an attempt to quell dissent following a successful military coup earlier this week, according to internet-monitoring service NetBlocks and internet company Telenor Myanmar.

Xiaomi Sues U.S. Government for Putting It on a Blacklist

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government and cut off from American investments. Popular Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is suing the Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury, and both agencies’ top officials, after having been deemed a security threat by the U.S. Read more.