Today’s Tech Sightings:
Twitter will now temporarily restrict users who engage in abuse and sexual harassment online so that only their followers are able to see their tweets. The move also prevents these tweets from being retweeted to non-followers. This is the latest in a series of measures Twitter has implemented to combat online trolls and harassment.
IBM’s cognitive computing program Watson and Visa have teamed up to provide a more secure payment environment to Internet of Things devices, including cars. The collaboration was announced in Germany, where BM is opening its Watson Internet of Things headquarters. Hypothetically, a connected car can alert its driver that it needs a certain part. The driver then can push a button to place the order and arrange for its installation. But instead of using a credit card, the payment is made with a unique digital identifier that does not expose account information.
A new study from secure access specialist AnchorFree found that 84 percent of surveyed Americans are worried about their online privacy, security, and government snooping. The survey of about 1,000 users also found that 64 percent of respondents are more concerned about safeguarding private data under the new U.S. administration, while 50 percent are more concerned with privacy due to the proliferation of connected devices containing private data.
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