Tech Firms Scramble After Brexit; Windows 10 Update Coming August 2

Posted June 29th, 2016 at 11:55 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE - A Vodafone sign is seen outside a shop in London, on June 6, 2014.

FILE – A Vodafone sign is seen outside a shop in London, England, on June 6, 2014.

Brexit Fallout Begins as Vodafone Warns It Could Move Headquarters Out of UK

Britain’s biggest technology company – Vodafone – could move its headquarters out of Britain after the country’s vote to exit the European Union. The move is contingent on understanding the future relationship between the U.K. and the EU. The telecom retains 13,000 employees in the U.K. A spokesman said Britain’s EU membership was an important factor in the growth of companies like Vodafone. Some tech companies are now looking to Dublin, Ireland, as an alternative home.

Google Finds Disastrous Symantec, Norton Vulnerabilities

Security analysts and bug-hunters at Google’s “project zero” team found critical vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton security products. The flaws, which affect a program that unpacks compressed files, allow hackers to compromise a computer by emailing it malicious, self-replicating code.

Microsoft’s Big Windows 10 Update to Launch August 2

Running Windows 10? Microsoft’s next major upgrade to the operating system will be coming on August 2. Microsoft says the update will include new features and security upgrades, as well as various improvements.


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.

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