Tech News Hub: WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP
AMD is making future plants to make larger data centres and empowering AI and CPU-GPU roadmap. The U.K. watchdog is on another round to make mobile browsers, cloud gaming and payments more competitive. That's not the only exciting news we had last week. This week at Tech News Hub, we have news around business, tech, the James Webb Space Telescope hit by a meteoroid and much more.
Our first story covered Google disabling Rich Communication Services (RCS) implemented with the default messaging app in India. After countless user reports and messages, Google finally replied that they are aware of the advertisement pushed by the RCS features, and they are halting support for the moment. We are unsure if they are bringing it back, but stopping RCS support seems the right way. RCS implementation helps mullions of daily active Android users take advantage of rich-text messages, voice and video calls, and other functionates in the same native application. Google said, "some businesses are abusing our anti-spam policies to send promotional messages to users in India."
According to Sophos, the number of healthcare organisations directly impacted by ransomware has nearly doubled in the last year. According to the researchers, the increasingly competitive cyber insurance market "has driven nearly all healthcare organisations to make changes to their cyber defences to improve their cyber insurance position." The picture that emerges is of an industry that is increasingly being targeted by more advanced ransomware. Due to this near-normalisation, healthcare organisations have become better at dealing with the aftermath of an attack.
After launching in January, the James Webb Space Telescope finally finished its unfolding process and is calibrated for the exciting journey ahead. JWST went through four meteoroid hits, and the last one hit one of its primary mirrors. Even though JWST has protective measures implanted to move away from mirrors when meteor showers are set to arrive, it caused a small impact. Meteoroid strikes are an unavoidable aspect of spacecraft, and 23 to 25 May was devastating as the meteor struck the JWST mirror. Fortunately, it is nothing a small calibration can't fix.
On the security side of things, we covered "China Implemented a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate American Companies." U.S. Researchers at Check Point Research discovered a flaw in the baseband – or radio modem – of UNISOC's chipset. The chips were implanted during production by operators from a People's Liberation Army unit. According to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources, the hack by Chinese spies reached approximately thirty companies in the United States, including Apple and Amazon, and compromised America's technology supply chain. The White House has warned that companies will begin transferring their supply chains to other countries because of the U.S. trade sanctions.
Popular global professional services company Accenture finally bought Advocate Networks LLC. A Norcross, Georgia-based TBM and MSP. Accenture had a long talk with Advocate before the acquisition as they had plans to acquire such a service provider. Over the past year, Accenture shares grew 8.3 per cent, with 9.2 per cent of the total industry growth and a 3.7 per cent loss of the Zacks S&P 500 composite.
The requirement for India's infosec incidents to be reported within 6 hours of being detected has also been controversial. It is nearly impossible to make such reports in such a short time and has been criticised nationwide and very vocally. BSA and 11 other techs and finance groups requested changes to the guidelines, such as extensive user activity logging and report of infosec incidents within 6 hours of detection, which inevitably will discourage foreign investments.
Last but not least, Richard Winston Edelman is a prominent American business professional who says CEOs should voice their opinions, not their capacity as CEOs. With the ongoing conflict in Europe, the ongoing crisis in public health, and the many social concerns plaguing the United States, employees of corporations are increasingly inquiring as to whether the executives of those corporations intend to take a stance on the issues. Edelman: The skill gap between the private and public sectors is 50 points. It all boils down to competency when considering why companies are expected to implement such many new practices.
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