Today’s Tech Sightings:
India already has the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market, and that’s likely to continue. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, India’s mobile subscriptions will grow to 1.37 billion by 2021. In the first quarter of 2016, India added 21 million new mobile subscribers, compared to five million in Indonesia and three million in the US.
Researchers from security firm Rapid7 have come up with a list of countries most at risk of hacks and cyberattacks. Topping the list are some of the world’s wealthiest and most developed nations. The research, which ranked Belgium as the most vulnerable, said many of these countries are putting business ahead of security. Australia and China ranked fourth and fifth respectively. The U.S. landed in 14th place.
A national survey led by the University of Missouri ‘s Reynolds Journalism Institute found that 75 percent of U.S. adults 18-44 years of age frequently use their smartphones to access news. More than 60 percent of adults under 45 years of age typically read news while browsing social media services, and millennials are twice as likely as older smartphone users to receive news from friends.
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