Today’s Tech Sightings:
Both houses of the U.S. Congress are looking at bills that could seriously limit building strong privacy measures into tech devices and social media messaging services. But this week, a host of groups representing major tech companies published an open letter voicing concern over efforts over efforts to put security ahead of privacy and arguing that they should be carefully balanced.
Around 62 percent of organizations are banning their mobile workers from using public Wi-Fi hotspots and more will follow suit, according to a recent mobile security report by iPass. The global, mobile connectivity company says 94 percent of companies it surveyed consider public Wi-Fi networks, recently deployed in cities like New York, for example, a “significant mobile security threat.”
Google’s latest annual security report reveals that the security of its fragmented Android mobile platform will remain a challenge for years to come. While the tech giant now issues monthly patches to address security threats, its 2015 Annual Android Security Report says only a fraction of about 60,000 Android models will receive regular security updates.
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- Intel to Slash 12,000 Jobs as PC Demand Plummets
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- Apple Agrees to Pay $24.9 Million to Settle Siri Patent Lawsuit
- Microsoft Gets Over Tay; Launches Skype Bots for Mac
- Chinese Firm Snaps Up US Printer-maker Lexmark for $3.6 Billion