Cybersecurity risks at the World Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 48

All your latest sports technology news, including how the World Cup is using video replay to help on-field referees with contentious match decisions, a new analytics platform debuts with team Germany, AI predicts Brazil to win the World Cup, and more! Plus, we speak with Alexis Dorais-Joncas, a security intelligence expert at ESET, about some of the biggest cybersecurity risks at the World Cup.

Stories of the week:

  • World Cup to use video replay to help on-field referees with contentious match decisions
  • SAP has introduced a new performance enhancing technology platform, which will debut during the World Cup
  • Some big data predictions on who’s going to win the tournament
  • sports teams and musicians can now sell tickets directly to fans through their Snapchat stories thanks to an integration with ticket search engine SeakGeek
  • FOX Sports is testing ball tracing during at the U.S. Open
  • Facebook’s Oculus Venues app will be livestreaming selected World Cup games for free via FOX Sports
  • 6th Man Apps announces the release of the DiamondMetrics, a stat tracking app for baseball and softball.
  • A live play-calling app for football makes its debut in Florida
  • The NBA signs a multi-year deal with 15 Seconds of Fame
  • Daniel Carcillo releases emotional video on the Players’ Tribune
  • Canadian government asks Parachute Canada to develop new concussion protocols that can be applied to all sports


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