Twitter Hacked, now is a good time to turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

In case you haven’t heard, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Apple, and other public figures and companies were victims of a major hack by scammers asking for bitcoin. This would be the perfect opportunity to remind you to turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) on your own Twitter account. Think of 2FA as …

AWS Announces General Availability of AWS IoT SiteWise

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), has announced the general availability of AWS IoT SiteWise, a managed service that collects data from the plant floor, structures and labels the data, and generates real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to help industrial customers make better, data-driven decisions. Customers can use SiteWise …

Google scraps plan for ‘Isolated Region’ cloud services in China

Google has abandoned plans to offer a major new cloud service in China and other politically sensitive countries due in part to concerns over geopolitical tensions and the pandemic, according to two employees familiar with the matter, revealing the challenges for U.S. tech giants to secure business in those markets. In May, the search giant …

Ericsson standalone 5G, launched through a software update on existing hardware

Networking Hardware manufacturer Ericsson has released a software update that will allow existing Ericsson hardware manufactured since 2015 to transition to standalone 5G New Radio (NR). “This will allow service providers to add 5G NR to existing 4G sites with a simpler architecture, or deploy 5G independently in new areas such as factories, to support …

Zoom to Offer End-to-End Encryption for All Its Users

Zoom’s has announced that it plans to offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, and not just those with paid subscriptions. Zoom had initially stated it would develop end-to-end encryption as a premium feature. A statement from zoom says Since releasing the draft design of Zoom’s end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on May 22, we have engaged …

Companies pull the plug on facial recognition, but major issues linger

In response to protest calling for police reform around the country, some of the biggest names in tech are taking a closer look at their facial recognition technologies. In recent weeks, protests calling for police and criminal justice reform continue to sweep the Untied States. These demonstrations have also spurred conversations surrounding flawed, racially-biased technologies …

COVID-19 may delay or accelerate enterprise 5G adoption

In March 2020 everything that could be moved online already has, from elementary schools to college classes, from entire company workforces to shareholder meetings. Whole cities have emptied under the coronavirus threat as businesses tell employees to work from home,  students are sent indoors to learn online and every type of entertainment— from restaurants and …