Here are the top 5 trending news from the world of technology
NYC Bans Zoom app across Schools
New York City Dept. of Education has asked schools to stop using Zoom app from immediate effect, citing major security concerns. Due to the ongoing lockdown, millions of students across New York and other regions in the US have resorted to popular video conferencing apps like Zoom for distance learning. But Zoom, which has now become a rage across the world, has been facing flaks over security concerns during the past few days. Probably forcing New York authorities to call for its ban across schools. Zoom still hasn’t responded to the ban.
Youtube to suppress content linking 5G to Coronavirus
Growing concerned over fake contents linking 5G to Coronavirus, Youtube has now decided to raise the red flag over such contents. The popular video-sharing platform has said that it will reduce such contents it recommends to users, according to The Guardian. Youtube was forced to take this drastic action after 5G related conspiracy contents allegedly propelled people in the UK to set several 5G towers on fire.
Apple has sourced over 20 Mn protective masks, confirms Tim Cook
In tune with the global response to COVID-19, Apple has sourced over 20 Mn masks. This was confirmed by Apple CEO Tim Cook on his official twitter handle. The company said that it is coordinating with governments across the world for efficient distribution of the masks. Cook also confirmed that Apple is also working to produce face shields for medical workers.
Telsa shares video about how it’s making car ventilators
Tesla is among the top auto-makers that is manufacturing car ventilators for coping with the ongoing COVID 19 crisis. The company has now shared a video on its official Youtube channel to give a peek into behind the scene details about how its engineers are going about in making these car ventilators. Other top carmakers like Ford and General Motors have also pledged to make car ventilators to help people cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus may force Amazon to delay its annual sales festival ‘Prime day’
Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly planning to push its annual sales event Prime day to August, with the fear that ongoing coronavirus may dampen its sales. However, Amazon has so far not confirmed the news. Traditionally, the prime day has always been a flagship event for Amazon, with the event contributing enormously to its annual sales figure.