Tech giants Apple and Google released contact tracing tools last Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The smartphone data technology allows individuals to receive notifications if they have been potentially exposed to the virus, reports the Associated Press. The latest update comes...
Systems Engineering director Mark Benton warns companies of possible data security risks linked to employees working from home. The flu pandemic affected millions of businesses around the globe and opened a new way of conducting business virtually. With no establishments...
Social media platform Facebook is unveiling a new and improved marketplace of sorts powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The platform is called GrokNet, a universal product recognition model that leverages AI technology to crawl Facebook for a more effective...
Dell Technologies teams up with Google Cloud to launch Cloud OneFS, a scale-out-network storage platform with analytics and computing services. The new cloud storage system can move up to 50 petabytes of data across private and public clouds with ease....
ShadowMapTech, an Indian cyber intelligence company, revealed last week it has identified a massive data leak at the European Parliament. The incident, according to the firm, compromised personal data of more than a thousand staff and members of the...
England-based airline EasyJet admitted that a high-level attack exposed the data of around 9 million users, said The New York Times. Information revealed includes travel plans, contact details, and some financial credentials. In a statement released by the airline, the...
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department imposes ease in inpatient health data collection and protection on community testing sites. Last April, the rules for healthcare data was finalized by HHS, leaving patients in charge of their records. A modern...
Healthech company Holmusk recently obtained $21.5 million in a Series A investment round. Holmusk is a Singapore-based data science and health technology company. Founded in 2015, the company seeks to provide its target market – individuals with behavioral health conditions...
Singapore-based startup Dathena acquires $12 million in its recently concluded Series A Funding Round, said ZDNet. The fund will be funneled toward research and development, as well as its plans to enter the United States market. The funding round was...
Supermarket chain Stop & Shop announced on Friday, May 15, a potential data security issue that affects five store locations in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The company discovered on Friday illegal skimming devices planted at five store locations. These...
Last Sunday, May 10, 2020, a Dutch security researcher published a report warning individuals that possible attacks may occur via a critical and common computer component: the Intel Thunderbolt. If exploited, the said port could make millions of computer...
Days after Black Hat and DEF CON, two of the biggest cybersecurity conferences, announced a plan to go with a virtual conference format, Air Force has adopted the same arrangement with its upcoming Hack-A-Sat challenge. Will Roper, Air Force’s assistant...
Austin, Texas-based data security firm Altr has recently acquired a massive $15 million investment. The announcement came Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Known as a data security-as-a-service, the company is geared towards providing users and clients alike with access to data...
Israel-based CyberArk announced Wednesday it has acquired identity startup Idaptive in an all-cash deal. The transaction, which values at $70 million, will bring together the technology and expertise of the two companies to come up with what CyberArk described...
The Netherland’s data watchdog is looking into data privacy issues surrounding TikTok in light of its popularity among Dutch children, said Bloomberg. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) is inspecting the child-friendliness of information provided by the app regarding...
APAC Organizations are facing operational challenges, as they keep up with compliance requirements in regulated and unregulated sectors. Many governments in Asia are implementing data protection practices as a key to improve business operations and innovation. With heightened risks in...

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