Today’s Tech Sightings:
Google Station, a project that aims to bring fast Wi-Fi connectivity to railway stations and other public places, will launch for the first time in Pune, a city southeast of Mumbai, India. The project is a collaboration between several local and international tech and IT companies, as well as local governments. According to Google, the aim is to create an internet for the “next billion users.”
A new study from researchers at Cornell and Stanford universities suggests that, depending on mood swings, anyone can become an online troll. Internet trolls are people who post inflammatory comments or off-topic remarks that disrupt other people’s conversations and upset them. Study participants who took either easy or difficult tests, were then asked to comment on online content. Thirty-five percent of the more docile group posted trolling comments, while nearly 50 percent of those who took the difficult test or saw trolling posts were inclined to troll.
New memory-based malware discovered by Kaspersky Lab has gone mainstream and hit in 40 countries and up to 140 organizations. The malware is related to Stuxnet, a worm used against Iran’s nuclear facilities seven years ago and largely believed to have been created by the U.S. and Israel. The new malware derives from that strain and has already infected more than 100 financial institutions around the world.
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