Today’s Tech Sightings:
The World Bank is partnering with tech companies, nonprofits, and cab-hailing services in Asia and Latin America in an effort to improve transportation services and ease congestion in different parts of the world. Under an open data license, the Open Transport Partnership will give access to GPS data taken from taxis to transportation agencies in several countries to help them devise better traffic and safety solutions
Potential leaks of user data collected by online services will be one of the major threats in 2017, according to Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab. A survey conducted by Kaspersky last month showed up to 78 percent of users considering quitting social networks, partly because of concerns over spying.
Hands down, the award for the biggest security breach revelation in 2016 goes to Yahoo, which sustained two major hack attacks in recent years, one of them the largest ever, with more than one billion accounts compromised. But 2016 was also the year of ransomware, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and a few other disturbing intrusions.
- India Gets Reality Check on Cashless Dream With Paytm Outage
- White House Says Stronger Social Safety Net Needed to Help Workers Displaced by Robots
- Congressional Report Sides With Apple on Encryption Debate
- Artificial intelligence: The 3 Big Trends to Watch in 2017
- Russia’s Prisma App Aims for Its Own Social Network
- Netflix Wakes Up to a Hacked Twitter Account
- Millennials on Multiple Social Networks More Likely to Be Depressed
- For Millions of Immigrants, a Common Language: WhatsApp
- What to Expect from Apple in 2017
- 8 iPhone Apps Teenagers Can’t Live Without