India Tops World Smartphone Growth; The Most Hackable Nations

Posted June 7th, 2016 at 10:52 am (UTC-4)

Today’s Tech Sightings:

Laborers speak on mobile phones opposite in a market area in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016.

Laborers speak on mobile phones opposite in a market area in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2016.

Ericsson: India Will Have 810 Million Smartphone Users by 2021

India already has the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market, and that’s likely to continue. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, India’s mobile subscriptions will grow to 1.37 billion by 2021. In the first quarter of 2016, India added 21 million new mobile subscribers, compared to five million in Indonesia and three million in the US.

The Internet’s Most Hackable Countries

Researchers from security firm Rapid7 have come up with a list of countries most at risk of hacks and cyberattacks. Topping the list are some of the world’s wealthiest and most developed nations. The research, which ranked Belgium as the most vulnerable, said many of these countries are putting business ahead of security. Australia and China ranked fourth and fifth respectively. The U.S. landed in 14th place.

Survey: US Millennials Still Consume News – on Their Phones

A national survey led by the  University of Missouri ‘s Reynolds Journalism Institute found that 75 percent of U.S. adults 18-44 years of age frequently use their smartphones to access news. More than 60 percent of adults under 45 years of age typically read news while browsing social media services, and millennials are twice as likely as older smartphone users to receive news from friends.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

2 responses to “India Tops World Smartphone Growth; The Most Hackable Nations”

  1. Mohamed Ghuneim says:

    Kudos Aida. I have always believed in you, and know that you could Hack it. Cheers

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