Category: Applications

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 […]

Applications, Infrastructure

WhatsApp just rolled out a feature every chat app needs

August 4, 2020

Via: BGR

One of the worst things that are happening during the novel coronavirus pandemic is the constant fake news attack on social media. All sorts of crazy conspiracy theories and COVID-19 cure spread like wildfire on instant messaging apps, and it’ll […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Facebook and Twitter are targets in Trump and Biden election ads

July 27, 2020

Via: Fortune

Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They’re shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money. President Donald Trump has bought hundreds of […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Twitter’s Q2 sales mixed amid security issues; ad server rebuild complete

July 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Twitter reported second quarter sales were a mixed bag as the company said it is addressing recent security issues and will be “transparent in sharing our learnings and remediations.” The company reported a second quarter adjusted loss of 16 cents […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

6 ways TikTok is countering political scrutiny—and a potential ban—in the U.S.

July 22, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Trump administration is considering banning TikTok, the wildly popular short video platform, over national security concerns and TikTok’s alleged vulnerability to Chinese government censorship and data sharing. TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech firm ByteDance Ltd. and has […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Google Cloud steps up security and compliance for applications, government

July 14, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Google is taking important steps to secure customer data in the cloud when used by applications and prevent potentially unauthorized access to sensitive computing workloads run by government institutions and their contractors. To meet the strict security and compliance requirements […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

US threatens to restrict WeChat following TikTok backlash

July 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Amid intense scrutiny over TikTok, WeChat, the essential tool for Chinese people’s day-to-day life, is also taking the heat from the U.S. White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business on Sunday that “[TikTok] and WeChat are the biggest […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Google apps and websites get support for more security keys on iOS devices

June 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Today, Google started rolling out an update to its iOS apps and online services that adds support for WebAuthn-capable security keys. Hardware security keys are devices that generate unique cryptographic keys that are used as a second proof during an […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Mobility, Tech

Government can’t force people to use tech Google and Apple created to trace coronavirus cases

April 13, 2020


Governments can’t force their citizens to use technology built by Apple and Google for tracking and mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, senior company representatives said on Monday. Apple and Google, normally arch-rivals, announced on Friday that they teamed […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Mobility, Tech

Coronavirus Contact Tracing: Apple and Google Team Up to Enable Virus Tracking

April 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

In one of the most far-ranging attempts to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Apple and Google said they were building software into smartphones that would tell people if they were recently in contact with someone who was infected with […]