Today’s Tech Sightings:
During his second visit to India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said his company’s effort to bring free Internet access to the developing world could help alleviate poverty in India. Zuckerberg’s program to provide basic Internet access on Android devices is now available in 24 countries to around 15 million users, most of whom are in Asia and Africa.
Proponents of the new bill, which lets companies share evidence of cyberattacks with the government, say the legislation helps coordinate threat information with those who need it. Opponents, including major tech companies, say the bill opens the door wider for the government to snoop on U.S. citizens.
According to security firm Trend Micro, 2016 will probably see more mobile malware, hacktivism, online extortion and more aggressive cybersecurity policing. In its latest annual security predictions report, the company sees users becoming more aware of online threats and attackers maneuvering to target both individuals and corporations.