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instant messaging (IM)

WhatsApp takes QR codes for a test drive in its latest app update

QR feature available in beta on iOS and Android
22 May 2020
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Google Android

Google Maps celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Accessible Places

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22 May 2020
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budgeting

68% of organizations will increase cybersecurity in 2020

Automation, cloud systems and smart analytics are all top priorities for IT spending
22 May 2020
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instant messaging (IM)

Automattic makes a $4.6M strategic investment in New Vector

Automattic’s investment brings New Vector’s funding to a total of $18.1M
22 May 2020
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digital marketing

Equifax introduces the Response DIGITAL solution suite

Response DIGITAL suite addresses the need for digital marketing, identity trust and fraud protection solutions
22 May 2020
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Policy & legislation

US Rep. Bill Johnson introduces the Advancing Tech Startups Act

H.R.6940 aims to ensure the US stays ahead of China
22 May 2020
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Acquisition

Industry analysts predict a surge small tech acquisitions

Larger tech firms are expected to begin scooping up struggling startups
22 May 2020
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hacking

Nigerian hackers swindle millions of dollars from unemployment systems

Seven states impacted by the organization’s exploits
22 May 2020
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hacking

Hackers take on unsuspecting airliners, exposing customer data

Hackers have a newfound interest in gaining access to airliners’ customer information
22 May 2020
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Network & Internet

Australia makes waves with the fastest internet ever recorded

Teams from Monash and RMIT universities clocked 44.2 Tbps internet speeds
22 May 2020
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Careers & training

The Ultimate Guide to IT Internships

Where to find them, how to ace the interview and what comes after
22 May 2020
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Mobile Phones

Apple’s iOS 13.5 update targets coronavirus-related iPhone issues

iOS 13.5 update makes it easier to unlock an iPhone while wearing a mask
22 May 2020
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budgeting

68% of organizations will increase cybersecurity in 2020

Automation, cloud systems and smart analytics are all top priorities for IT spending
22 May 2020
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cryptocurrencies

Coinbase will continue as a remote-first company after the pandemic

Coinbase becomes the latest tech company to make a permanent shift to remote work
21 May 2020
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hacking

Hackers target game developers with advanced malware

Hack enabled Winnti to compromise build systems and steal in-game currencies
21 May 2020
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Mobile Phones

Apple reportedly delaying iPhone 12 launch until October

Apple may postpone the launch of the iPhone 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic
21 May 2020
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Microsoft Office

Microsoft announces Lists, a new app for Teams, SharePoint and Outlook

Microsoft’s all-new Lists tool will launch this summer
21 May 2020
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Network & Internet

Low-cost internet isn’t easy to obtain for low-income Americans

Low-income Americans struggle to access low-cost and free broadband internet
21 May 2020
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hacking

Security Service of Ukraine arrests infamous hacker Sanix

Sanix previously attempted to sell an 87 GB database of stolen data
21 May 2020
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Hardware

GlobalFoundries to close its Chengdu, China factory

GlobalFoundries remains committed to expanding sales in China
20 May 2020
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Hardware

Senate Democrats question TSMC’s U.S.-based chip factory

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer urges transparency amid national security concerns
20 May 2020
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social media

Facebook introduces new Shops feature

Instagram to follow with its Shops launch this summer
20 May 2020
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Contentsquare announces successful $190 million Series D funding round

Experience analytics company plans to invest heavily in AI and predictive analytics
20 May 2020
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hacking

Report finds 90% of data breaches are financially motivated

Verizon's Data Breach Investigation Report also found web application breaches rose 43% year-on-year
20 May 2020
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Microsoft Windows

FedEx and Microsoft team up to transform commerce

FedEx Surround to provide businesses with near real-time shipping analytics
20 May 2020
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video conferencing

Zoom limits new registrations in China to enterprise users only

The restriction on individual accounts is reportedly due to "regulatory requirements"
19 May 2020
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chief executive officer (CEO)

TikTok taps Disney’s streaming chief as new CEO

Former Disney executive will hold several roles with ByteDance
19 May 2020
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mobile security

FBI and Justice Department accuse Apple of stalling terrorist probe

US government found al Qaeda connections on terrorist’s iPhone without Apple’s help
19 May 2020
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agile working

Square tells employees they can work from home permanently

Some employees, such as security personnel, will have to maintain a presence in the office
19 May 2020
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Policy & legislation

Justice Department likely bringing an antitrust lawsuit against Google

Several state attorneys general seek litigation too
18 May 2020
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Microsoft Azure

Hackers spoof new Azure AD and Microsoft 365 sign-in pages

Nefarious hackers waste no time spoofing new sign-in pages
18 May 2020
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remote access

Microsoft CEO warns against permanent remote working

Satya Nadella says companies risk losing out on a connected workforce
18 May 2020
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Acquisition

Facebook acquires GIPHY for a reported $400 million

Facebook to bring GIPHY into the Instagram team
18 May 2020
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Hardware

Taiwan's TSMC announces plans for a US-based chip factory

TSMC plan is a win for the Trump administration
15 May 2020
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Acquisition

Apple confirms acquisition of virtual reality company NextVR

NextVR states it's "heading in a new direction" on its website
15 May 2020