Today’s Tech Sightings:
Britain’s biggest technology company – Vodafone – could move its headquarters out of Britain after the country’s vote to exit the European Union. The move is contingent on understanding the future relationship between the U.K. and the EU. The telecom retains 13,000 employees in the U.K. A spokesman said Britain’s EU membership was an important factor in the growth of companies like Vodafone. Some tech companies are now looking to Dublin, Ireland, as an alternative home.
Security analysts and bug-hunters at Google’s “project zero” team found critical vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton security products. The flaws, which affect a program that unpacks compressed files, allow hackers to compromise a computer by emailing it malicious, self-replicating code.
Running Windows 10? Microsoft’s next major upgrade to the operating system will be coming on August 2. Microsoft says the update will include new features and security upgrades, as well as various improvements.
- IBM’s Watson May Provide Shortcut to Treating Cancer
- Clinton Rolls Out Wide-ranging Technology Agenda
- US May Screen Foreign Travelers’ Facebook, Twitter Accounts
- Massive Financial Crime and Terrorism Database Leaked Online
- When Technology Outpaces Policy
- Satya Nadella’s Rules for AI Are More Boring (and Relevant) Than Asimov’s Three Laws
- The Rise of Self-learning Software
- Study: 78 Percent of Resold Drives Still Contain Readable Personal or Business Data
- Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family
- Steam’s Mobile App Finally Lands on Windows Phones