The big tech cos go from San Francisco to the “conferences” of the corona virus, concerns

FILE PHOTO: The Verizon store in Superior, Colorado, USA, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc. (CH.(N) has pulled out of the RSA cyber security conference, by a corona virus-related issues, the organizers said here on Friday.

RSA also said that AT&T’s cyber security will not take part in the conference, taking into account the total number of firms, which can be pulled out up to fourteen years of age. These include six from China, seven from the United States and one in Canada.

Separately, Facebook Inc (FB.(O) said that it is not likely to be present at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, california, due to the corona virus outbreak.

Last week, International Business Machines Corp’s (IBM.(N) also withdrew from the conference over similar issues.

The corona virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, killing more than 2,200 people on the Chinese mainland.

The RSA Conference will be taking place in San Francisco between Feb. 24 to 28, while the GDC will be held between March 16 to 20.

Reporting by Neha Malara, and Arundhati sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber and lord Krishna Chandra Eluri

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