Today’s Tech Sightings:
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp AG conglomerate said Thursday a massive cyberattack stole trade secrets from its steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions. The attack was discovered in April and traced back to February. The company, one of the world’s largest steel makers, is still trying to determine the extent of the stolen data. But its officials blamed unnamed organized and highly professional hackers in Southeast Asia for the theft.
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the social media service cannot escape criticism over its part in propagating fake news, but that it has been working to address the issue. Sandberg said Facebook has taken important steps to rectify the problem, but that much remains to be done.
Pokemon GO had its fair share of the conversation on Facebook in 2016, but it only came in third place. The most discussed topics on Facebook were first and second the U.S. presidential election and Brazilian politics. After that came Black Lives Matter, the Philippines, the Olympics, Brexit, the Super Bowl 50, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali. Facebook’s most watched video in 2016 had absolutely nothing to do with any of the above and a lot to do with the movie Star Wars.
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