Tech News Hub: WEEKLY NEWS INSIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly news roundup, where we highlight our week's top stories. We started the week off with America's youngest-ever self-made female billionaire Elizabeth Holmes took Silicon Valley by storm through her company (Theranos). She thought Theranos technology would revolutionise health care, but it came crashing down as quickly as it had risen. Holmes was sentenced on Friday to more than 11 years in prison after she was convicted of fraud earlier this year.
We further discussed the US government, which is planning to provide over $42 billion in broadband infrastructure grants to states and localities to provide nationwide high-speed Internet access. The new bill aims to combat errors by allowing people to challenge published results if they incorrectly reflect the internet services available in selected areas.
Cybersecurity news as people have been advised not to download software, especially if it comes from unofficial websites and links, as there is a risk of cyber attacks or even installing malware on their computer. The FBI Public Notice warns that there have been recent cases in the United States of fraudsters posing as tech support staff to trick their victims and steal money from unsuspecting victims.
Also, in the world of Cybersecurity, Twitter is reportedly working to eventually add end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to direct messages that users exchange on the social media platform. This is a highly requested feature that helps protect private communications from anybody watching the conversations in-between or even legal requests.
Amazon has recently launched Amazon Clinic, a virtual healthcare provider that allows users to get online help and order medicine for over 20 diseases. Health insurance is not accepted through Amazon's service. However, the company says customers can use their insurance to cover the costs of prescription drugs incurred during a visit to an Amazon clinic.
Biometric data, including faces, fingerprints, voices, DNA profiles, and other body-related measurements, is becoming increasingly common in new technologies, especially facial recognition. Scotland is the first country in the world to have a national code of practice that guides the police in using biometrics and related forensic techniques.
Our last story discussed how businesses are more focused than ever on a digital transformation driven by cloud capabilities, faster networks, and more sophisticated and widespread cyber attacks. 2022 was a record year for managed service providers (MSP), and channel players saw more and more Small Business businesses and more and more large enterprises turn to experts.
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