Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

Social Media Companies Top Data Grabber List

One reason social media platforms collect so much data is that consumers allow a lot of their data to be collected, observed Liz Miller, vice president and a principal analyst at Constellation Research.

Hucksters Rake In $500K With Android, iOS Adware Scam Apps

Hucksters Rake In $500K With Android, iOS Adware Scam Apps

Since the app is side-loading its adware and not serving the ads itself, the bad app should be easier to detect, but it does lower its profile by limiting itself to only functions used by legitimate programs and nothing more.

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Kevin Krewell, a principal analyst with Tirias Research, maintained Apple is taking its smart watch to the next level in fitness and health with the Series 6 line.

Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021

Most Tech and Finance Firms Delaying Office Returns Into 2021

His company recently surveyed 3,500 business executives and decision makers, revealing that managers and workers were not only hesitant to return to an office but felt they were more productive working remotely.

How to Protect Data From Natural Disasters

How to Protect Data From Natural Disasters

IT resilience -- essential to disaster recovery -- is a measure of an organization's ability to protect data during planned disruptive events, effectively react to unplanned events, and accelerate data-oriented business initiatives.

Return of Remote Workers Brings New Challenges to IT Heads

Return of Remote Workers Brings New Challenges to IT Heads

"Unfortunately, during these times when many organizations have been forced to shift to a more distributed business model, hybrid work practices are causing organizational challenges related to rising cybersecurity risk, defenses being tested, and weaknesses being exposed," Hahad told TechNewsWorld.

The Long Journey Into Holographic Transportation

The Long Journey Into Holographic Transportation

Aexa Aerospace, which provides custom software and hologram development for mixed and virtual reality devices for aerospace, medical and other industries, is one of several companies working on holographic transportation.

5G Rollout Includes Challenges to Supply Chain, WFH Value

5G Rollout Includes Challenges to Supply Chain, WFH Value

Najeeb, Digital Marketing Analyst at Fingent, an enterprise software development company headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. But like anything new in the electronics world, the innovative higher-speed technology is much more complex when it comes to security concerns, he warned.

California's Early Warning Quake Alerts to Be Standard on Android Phones

California's Early Warning Quake Alerts to Be Standard on Android Phones

"This announcement means that California's world-class earthquake early warning system will be a standard function on every Android phone -- giving millions precious seconds to drop, cover and hold on when the big one hits," the governor added.

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Rumble Over Game Streaming Apps

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook Rumble Over Game Streaming Apps

"Apple's position on blocking xCloud and other cloud gaming services is unsustainable, particularly as other content streaming services such as Netflix are already on the App Store," he told TechNewsWorld.

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

In a statement, the pair explained that the partnership will integrate Google's hardware and services and ADT's DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions to innovate the residential and small business security industry.

World War II's Indelible Influence on Technology

World War II's Indelible Influence on Technology

"Aircraft and weapons development advanced exponentially during World War II -- major advancements included jet engines, guided bombs, air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles, cruise missiles, radar, and operational helicopters," explained Jeff Duford, curator at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

"As smart speaker adoption continues to grow, the user base has begun to tilt more towards a less technically adept consumer who is less likely to use the app to create reminders and routines and download new skills and voice apps," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates.

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

"The usual ransomware tactic by cybercriminals is to gain initial access to an organization, perform privilege escalation attacks to gain administrator access to the entire environment, find and delete backups if possible, then run their ransomware to encrypt as many computers as possible," explained Chris Clements, vice president of solutions architecture at Cerberus Sentinel, a cybersecurity consulting and penetration testing company in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

"The elimination of Win32 support streamlines the Windows 10X operating system, which should improve power management and battery life for mobile devices," he told TechNewsWorld.

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

Samsung Reveals 6G Vision

"While 5G commercialization is still in its initial stage, it's never too early to start preparing for 6G because it typically takes around 10 years from the start of research to commercialization of a new generation of communications technology," Sunghyun Choi, head of Samsung's Advanced Communications Research Center, explained in a statement.

John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

John McAfee Emerges With Private Cell Phone Data Service

"It's likely that the Ghost Cell Phone Data Service provides a suite of anonymity services, but it's one thing to say you make certain things more anonymous and another to guarantee complete anonymity no matter what you do," Roger Grimes, data driven defense evangelist at KnowBe4 told TechNewsWorld.

Twitter Apologies for Data Security Incident

Twitter Apologies for Data Security Incident

Why the JSON header was omitted will not be clear without Twitter publishing its own root cause analysis, Clements said, but it's "likely due to an inadvertent coding change that was not properly caught during security reviews rather than a malicious attacker action.".

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

During that time, it revealed it would continue to make Intel-based machines, while offering software to enable programs written for those computers to run on Apple silicon Macs.

Intel Says 'Tiger Lake' Will Drown Control-Flow Malware

Intel Says 'Tiger Lake' Will Drown Control-Flow Malware

"As more proactive protections are built into the Windows OS, attackers are shifting their efforts to exploit memory safety vulnerabilities by hijacking the integrity of the control flow," noted David Weston, director of Enterprise and OS Security at Microsoft.

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Users, developers and Apple itself will benefit from the company's move away from Intel chips in favor of designing its own processors, maintained Linn Huang, research vice president for devices and displays at IDC, a market research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland

SwissCovid uses the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP3T) protocol to minimize the collection and sharing of information.The UK has taken a centralized approach, while SwissCovid is decentralized, storing personal data it collects only on users' phones.

XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

XRSpace Headset Opens Door to New Virtual World

VR is having a moment right now, as people look for new experiences due to the isolation wrought by the pandemic over the past few months, observed Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, a consumer technology advisory firm in New York City.

Will Apple's AR Glasses Be Ready for Spring 2021 Debut?

Will Apple's AR Glasses Be Ready for Spring 2021 Debut?

Most smart devices depend on a smartphone, at least for initial setup, said Julie Ask, principal analyst at Forrester Research, a market research company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Apple Gingerly Sets More Stores to Reopen

Apple Gingerly Sets More Stores to Reopen

"Our commitment is to only move forward with a reopening once we're confident we can safely return to serving customers from our stores," Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Deirdre O'Brien wrote in an open letter to company's customers.

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

The commercial versions of the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3 are shipped with Windows 10 Pro and access to Microsoft Advanced Exchange, a warranty service offering free expedited device replacement, in supported markets.

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

Oculus Quest Production Stymied by Pandemic

A VR headset is a single-purpose device, which "makes it more difficult for the mass market to adopt in the same way that some people don't want to buy a game consoles," Nguyen told TechNewsWorld.

Ad Makers Use Deepfakes to 'Refresh' Old Content

Ad Makers Use Deepfakes to 'Refresh' Old Content

There are legitimate uses for deepfake technology, including in advertising, maintained Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a research and public policy organization in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Gaming Powers Ahead With Live Streaming

Facebook Gaming Powers Ahead With Live Streaming

"Gameplay streaming has seen a significant worldwide surge in viewers and hours spent on all platforms since the COVID-19 pandemic hit," said Lewis Ward, research director for gaming at IDC, a market research firm in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Apple Offers 'Good Enough' iPhone SE at Attractive Price

Apple Offers 'Good Enough' iPhone SE at Attractive Price

"I think there's been demand for a new SE type device for some time, especially as prices for the latest versions of iPhones have continued to climb," noted Gerrit Schneemann, senior analyst at IHS Technology.Apple introduced Gigabit LTE support in the XS, and many of the new iPhone SE's features are available in current iPhones.