Today’s Tech Sightings:
Health apps might encourage better lifestyles, but researchers warn many of the thousands of available apps – ranging from fitness trackers to insulin monitors often are not based in real science. Researchers say there is no way to determine if the apps are causing good or harm without scientific trials. Others are concerned apps that dose medications like insulin could be more harmful than fitness trackers that might or might not be suitable for individual needs.
According to a new report from Samsung called The Open Economy, the static office is a thing of the past. More people work anywhere and at any time, using a mix of business and personal devices to get things done, essentially taking the office with them. While this shift makes security a major concern, the report suggests biometrics and behavioral analytics could help keep an eye out for uncharacteristic or threatening behavior as machine learning improves.
After almost 14 years in development, the new operating system from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky is focused on tighter security for Internet of Things devices and industrial systems. The company’s CEO Eugene Kaspersky said the OS is built from scratch, meaning it is not based on the Linux kernel or other earlier foundations.
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