Today’s Tech Sightings:
Internet users around the world have increased by one percent since January of 2017, accounting for more than 3.8 billion people. The percentage represents an increase of 28 million people. And in the past three months alone, nearly 110 million people started using social media. That takes the global population using social media services past 2.9 billion users. And according to writer Simon Kemp, that’s an increase of more than one million users per day or 14 new social media users every second.
Responding to a U.S. Department of Labor claim that it underpays its female workers, Google said it is blind to gender when paying employees. Going the extra mile to disprove the claim, the company released details about its methodology for calculating pay. The Labor Department claimed in court on Friday that it found “systematic disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce” at Google.
Windows 10 users are getting a major new update Tuesday, also known as Windows 10 Creators Update. You could wait for all the bugs to be ironed out or, if you can’t wait and want to go ahead and try it out, you probably should revisit your privacy settings to see what has changed and where they should be.
- Hack of Dallas Emergency Sirens Prompts More Warnings to Bolster Cybersecurity
- US Disrupts Giant Botnet Used for Spam and Ransomware
- Microsoft Word 0-day Used to Push Dangerous Dridex Malware on Millions
- Symantec Attributes 40 Cyberattacks to CIA-linked Hacking Tools
- That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think
- Facebook’s EU Regulator Says Close to Deal on Sharing of WhatsApp Data
- Toshiba Warns It May Not Survive Crisis
- Windows Vista Is Dead
- 11 Reasons to Stop Looking at Your Phone
- Famous Poker-playing AI Takes Down Scientists, Engineers