1. WhatsApp Security Breach.
WhatsApp was targeted by a cyber surveillance attack, a security breach that was widely reported on around during the week commencing May 13th. The messaging app confirmed that hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app. For more information read the BBC article on the cyber-attack here and in the meantime, update your WhatsApp!
2. Amazon Rolls Out the Robots.
In an exclusive report, Reuters revealed that Amazon was considering rolling out even more machines designed to pack orders across their various warehouses, which as a result, could mean the loss of up to 1,300 jobs. Read more
3. Report Reveals Ransomware is no Longer Biggest Security Threat.
As reported by the Digital Health website, The Vectra 2019 Spotlight Report on Healthcare identified Internet of Things (IoT) devices; unpartitioned networks; and a reliance on out-dated systems, as the weaknesses most likely to be exploited by cybercriminals looking to steal personal information and disrupt organisations. For more information, read the article from digitalhealth.net
4. Google Are Finally Fixing Chrome’s Biggest Privacy Flaws.
In this article from Wired.co.uk, they discuss the new rules Google are introducing for Chrome extension developers in a bid to limit the amount of data the can access. Find out more here.
5. Google, Apple & Microsoft Could Get Ahead in Gaming Thanks to Cloud Computing.
Gadgetsnow.com reports on the research notes from Citi analysts who predict that the latest trends in the video gaming industry could make it much easier for cloud players to get involved. Read more…
6. 5G Internet Gets Mapped.
The Express reports on smartphone provider Three’s plans to launch the UK’s ‘fastest’ 5G network as early as next month. Find out when and where the roll out will happen and if you’ll get access to the 5G experience now. Read the article.
7. New Internet Provided ‘Vishing’ Scam You Need to Watch Out For.
Springtime scams have been using the new tax year changes to try and catch people off guard and now there is a new internet provided ’vishing’ scam you need to be aware of. Find out how to avoid falling victim yourself, in this handy article
8. The Edge Computing Report.
Find out how advances in edge computing could help address key problems in major industry sectors including healthcare, telecommunications and automotive in this preview
of Business Insider Intelligence’s Edge Computing Research Report.
9. SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites for Starlink.
Find out more about the how this first phase of Elon Musk’s Starlink venture progressed as the first 60 satellites of a planned constellation of many more were released into space. If successful, Starlink could be capable of beaming signals for high speed internet from space, around the globe. Learn more.
10. UK to Invest Heavily in Quantum Computing.
Speaking at London Tech Week, Theresa May announced that global companies have pledged to invest more than £1bn in the UK, while the government will invest £153m in the development of quantum computing, adding up to an investment of over £1.2bn. Get the details here.