This week's Actuator comes to you from my home office, where I’ll be located for the foreseeable future. We’ve successfully completed the first week of a three-week school closure. Last night we watched the documentary “Contagion,” so I fully expect this situation to last longer than just three weeks.
As always, here's a bunch of links I hope you find useful. Enjoy!
9 Cybersecurity Takeaways as COVID-19 Outbreak Grows
A decent list to share for awareness, and I like the call for "common sense", which we know is not too common.
Sickness Monitoring is the Opening Video Surveillance Has Been Waiting For
I think we are all familiar with governments doing a "power-grab" during times of crisis. Extending that to the use of tech is an interesting take.
US government reportedly in talks with tech companies on how to use location data in COVID-19 fight
As I was saying. Here's another example where tech could be used to help, but also chip away at our civil liberties.
Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020
Last week I attended the Microsoft MVP Summit. We used Teams, and it worked brilliantly. For Google to cancel it shows they either could not make a virtual event work, or they don't see their event has having a real benefit to their business. Either way, this is a bit shocking to me.
Why we’re not overreacting to the coronavirus, in one chart
It's worth understanding why the precautions are taking place, and how long we need to keep taking them.
The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing
Because we all need a reminder of how to do a proper video call.
Californians can now order alcoholic beverages to go
Finally, some good news!
When you find yourself in isolation, it’s nice knowing your local brewery has your back.