This week in cloud news:
- More than 90% of enterprises report that their IT teams depend on the cloud.
- Since 2018, the average organization has increased cloud investments by 59%.
- Will Microsoft and Google catch up to AWS? Get the latest.
- Unified cloud native security platforms can circumvent challenges associated with traditional cloud native security. Learn more here.
This week in working from home:
- Google, Facebook, Twitter and Intel are permitting employees to work from home until at least June of 2021.
- One innovative company is offering financial assistance for employees who need to secure childcare or support aging parents while working from home amidst the pandemic.
- Do you miss the sounds of the office? If you don’t like the sound of silence, consider trying out fake background chatter. One such page has since received over 200,000 views, while another received over 1 million views.
This week in mobile security news:
- Hundreds of flaws found in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips allow hackers to attack Android phones.
- A newly discovered security flaw means that encrypted phone calls can be hacked.
- Are your teenagers on TikTok? Their online presence may have been tracked for at least 15 months.
This week in data privacy and security:
- In the UK, a data regulator has assessed a fine of 100,000 pounds to an organization that sent out more than 21 million unsolicited emails.
- What sensitive health information will be collected by American schools as some begin to reopen? “Schools and districts should have clear plans in place for how they will collect, use, and store health data to ensure it is not ultimately used to limit educational access or opportunities for vulnerable students,” says one expert.
- According to leaked documents, the US Department of Homeland Security is worried that wearing masks will create a crisis for police departments that want to use facial recognition software.
This week in fun and fascinating tech trends:
- Disarmingly elegant and effective wireless cell phone chargers? This group is charging ahead with an initiative to make them ubiquitous. Read about Eggtronic.
- This unicorn is filing for an IPO. What are your predictions?
- The CTO of Nevada’s esteemed Burning Man event explores how recreate the experience online. See what he says about it.
Check back next week for more updates from the frontlines of IT.