Tech News Hub: WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP
Welcome to the first weekly roundup of 2022. We are as excited as you are about completing another rotation around the Sun. Like before, Tech News Hub: Weekly News Roundup comes packed with a recap of weekly news for readers looking for a summary.
We start with fining Google by the Russian Court for failing to report accordingly and removing instances ordered by authorities. According to the filing, there are about 2,600 reported instances of unlawful content, which has drug, violence, and extremism-related contents. Russian laws of unfaithful determined digital rights activists contain regulations regarding foreign tech. Popular news outlet The Washington Post reported direct threats were sent to Google staff in Russa with the promise of anonymity. Upcoming phones will have to pre-include Russian apps and software. Google staff in Russia received threats, according to an anonymous report on The Washington Post.
The second story covered the London underground ‘tubes’ receiving major networking upgrades combined with Three and EE. They are two of the four major British telecommunications and internet service providers. Authorities hope Vodafone and O2 will also join the venture to upgrade the underground network with 4G connectivity and reclaim the missing revenue stream. Tfl updated that the Crossrail will start functioning within June this year, and connecting every tunnel with an upgraded network will bring in a reasonable revenue margin. Currently, passengers find it difficult to stream videos or stay connected.
We are excited to bring you news on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, starting on 5th January. This year CES will carry about 2100 exhibition companies, of which 195 are Global Fortune 500, 77 top retailers and 77 in brands and hundreds of media coverage. This year’s show will follow a hybrid model, meaning online and offline. Last year’s show was fully online due to the pandemic.
In other news, Swedish multinational networking and communications company Telefónica and Stockholm’s Ericson will be working for networking equipment upgrades. Telefónica previously worked with Huawei, and with recent regulations, the companies are getting the opportunity to work with a diverse portfolio.
Our fifth story was fascinating, covering the most significant cybersecurity distortions of 2021. As the pandemic pushed companies to go with online-based workflow and a lack of a centre workforce, data breaches were of record number. We mentioned top breaches and honourable mentions from last years cybersecurity agenda and threats. As we are expecting another new coronavirus variant, no one knows what impact it will cause. It may push us again to go fully remote, but cybersecurity safety has to receive more upgrades. Additional preparation will surely bring down the number of cybersecurity threats.
The James Webb Space telescope was finally launched and started its unfurling event. Though it will take five more months to calibrate all its mechanics accurately, we hope to get interesting data. TJWT has been under development for years with a budget of over $10 billion. The telescope works on infrared lights and is 100 times more powerful than the Hubble. There is much exciting information on TJWT in our main story. We’ll be bringing you more exciting news on TJWT as it unveils discoveries.
Our final story was a tech talk on China’s Tencent investing in Britain’s digital bank Monzo. Monzo has long suffered from uncertainty even though it became vast after the 2015 launch. Monzo is fighting a legal battle regarding crime and civil department, and it’s bringing the bank and its customers to a loss. The cash injection will not be the first investment for global tech giant Tencent. Tencent injected $100 million in Monzo and Coatue and Abu Dhabi Growth Fund.