TikTok exploited an Android privacy loophole to track users

August 12, 2020

Via: BGR

ByteDance and its popular app TikTok have faced intense scrutiny in the US lately, with the Trump administration accusing voicing security concerns about the app. The government shared its fears that the app could collect user data that could then […]

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

August 7, 2020

Category: Federal, Policy

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh round of sanctions on 11 individuals, including Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as tensions between the United States and China accelerate. The Treasury Department designated Lam for her role in overseeing […]

COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control

July 31, 2020

Category: Federal, Policy

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US approach the highest levels seen in the pandemic so far, national efforts to track patients and hospital resources remain in shambles after the federal government abruptly seized control of data collection earlier this month. […]

Federal, Policy

Trump says the government is sending 125 million coronavirus masks to schools across the U.S.

August 12, 2020


President Donald Trump said Wednesday the federal government is sending 125 million reusable face masks to school districts across the United States as schools consider whether it’s safe to reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have to open […]

Big Data, Tech

Big Data: Three ways Chief Data Officers can change the agenda

August 12, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The rise of chief data officers (CDOs), who are responsible for organisation-wide governance, management and exploitation of information, has been rapid. The number of companies hiring a CDO has more than quadrupled since 2012 and analyst Gartner estimates 90% of […]

Applications, Infrastructure

‘Irreplaceable’: U.S. WeChat users struggle to imagine life without the app Trump wants to ban

August 12, 2020

Via: Fortune

Every winter, when the Lunar New Year comes around, Shuyi’s 80-person WeChat group of extended family lights up with celebratory messages and ‘red envelopes,’ digital versions of the red-packeted cash gifts that are central to the traditional Chinese holiday. Shuyi […]