Today’s Tech Sightings:
Google executive Jeff Huber has been named CEO of Illumina Inc.’s Grail, a startup developing a blood test to detect cancer at its earliest stage. Grail aims to create a screening blood test that can diagnose all types of cancers before their symptoms begin to surface.
In fairness, Mark Andreessen, a member of Facebook’s board of directors, deleted the offending tweet and promptly apologized. In the original tweet, he said that “anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for Indian people for decades. Why stop now?” Some Twitter users were not amused.
India is adding five million new online users every month, according to Google, and is expected to have as many as 500 million connected users in the next few years. But with that changing landscape, more Indians are doing security-related searches and exercising caution about online security and protecting their data.
- Tech Tackles the Refugee Crisis
- Kids and Handheld Tech — to Have and to ‘PLEASE Hold’
- Surprise! Twitter Launches Algorithmic Feed – Kind of
- A Third of Over 65s Like to Communicate With Businesses Digitally
- Gmail to Warn You If Your Friends Aren’t Using Secure E-mail
- Opera Accepts $1.2 Billion Offer From Chinese Firms