Today’s Tech Sightings:
India leads the world with depression rates and has more suicides than any other country, according to the World Health Organization. Mental illness topics remain taboo in that country and in other developing parts of the world. Facebook’s new tools help nudge users who might have suicidal inclinations to reach out to support organizations or friends.
Researchers at Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a Russian underground marketplace that is selling data stored on more than 70,600 compromised servers in 173 countries. The servers belong to both private and government networks in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Australia and many other countries. And if that wasn’t enough, cybercriminals are selling access to the servers for $6.
Videos are very popular on the Internet, but now Facebook’s vice president in Europe, Nicola Mendelsohn, says the mount of text showing up on news feeds is declining. She said video content is increasing far more rapidly than Facebook anticipated, and he predicted the content will be all-video within the next decade.
- WWDC 2016: All iOS Apps Must Encrypt Web Connections by Year End
- iTunes App Can Help Migrant Boats in Distress
- Facebook Struggles to Stop Crimes From Being Live-streamed
- Video Streaming Sites Are Malware-breeding Grounds
- Millions of Passwords Stolen From VerticalScope Forums in Massive Breach
- The Emerging Ethical Standards for Studying Corporate Data
- How VR Is Helping Soldiers With PTSD
- Cyberespionage Group Is Using Flash Player Zero-day Exploit in the Wild
- Safari 10 to Turn Off Flash by Default