“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about technology use for the Olympics.
1.) Olympic technology centre confident it can handle threat of cyber attacks. Vital computer systems for London’s 2012 Olympic Games have come under repeated cyber-attacks — but only from hackers who were invited to join in thousands of hours of security tests.
2.) Will technology solve track’s debate over amputees? What if Oscar Pistorius’s inclusion in the Olympics is just the beginning? What if it’s the start of a new future where an amputee’s addition to an Olympic team doesn’t make headlines?
3.) Behind every great athlete is a nervous network engineer — A short history of Olympics communications.
4.) Olympics engineers see Olympic future of spray-on suits. Sweaty sports changing rooms ripe with the stench of much-used trainers may soon become a relic of the past.
5.) Internet will not be overloaded during Olympics, says government. The government says it now believes that the country’s internet infrastructure will be able to cope with demand during the Olympic Games.
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