Disruptive technology news

in Project HOPE3 months ago

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Please find the latest disruptive technology news in this article.

5G subscriptions due to top 190m by end 2020 (techrepublic)

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Global 5G subscriptions are expected to hit 190 million by the end of 2020, an Ericsson report found. In 2025, 5G subscriptions are forecasted to surpass 2.8 billion, indicating a growing demand and reliance on connectivity.

The coronavirus pandemic added urgency to the need for connectivity. With the majority of businesses forced to work remotely or virtually, network infrastructures were put to the test and the need for high-speed, low latency, reliable connection became clear.

Australia subjected to massive cyber attack (The Guardian)

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The “sophisticated state-based” cyber-attack Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has warned about is not particularly sophisticated, according to experts, but serves as a wake-up call for businesses to keep their systems patched and secure, and to remain alert.

Avon recovering after mystery cyber incident (znet)

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Cosmetics giant Avon is recovering from a mysterious cyber-security incident that took place last week, on June 8, sources have told ZDNet.

The company has filed documents with the US Securities Exchange Commission disclosing the incident on June 9, a day after the company first discovered issues with some of its IT infrastructure.

Tech companies pause facial recognition (techrepublic)

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In recent weeks, protests calling for police and criminal justice reform continue to sweep the Untied States. These demonstrations have also spurred conversations surrounding flawed, racially-biased technologies used by law enforcement agencies, namely facial-recognition systems.

In recent years, police forces have developed quite the appetite for facial recognition technology with massive federal databases dedicated to these efforts. It's been estimated that about one-in-two US adults are logged in one law enforcement facial recognition network, according to a Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law report.

Amazon thwarts massive denial of service attack (BBC)

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Amazon says its online cloud, which provides the infrastructure on which many websites rely, has fended off the largest DDoS attack in history.

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are designed to knock a website offline by flooding it with huge amounts of requests until it crashes.

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The cyber frauds continue to improve their fraudulent knowledge on technology and this calls for the need to protect every phone or gadgets.

Indeed, there are more and more connected devices and exponential ways to hack or scam users...

 3 months ago 

Dear @vlemon

Topics related to technology and economy are my favourite ones.

In 2025, 5G subscriptions are forecasted to surpass 2.8 billion, indicating a growing demand and reliance on connectivity.

I wonder how true it is. Perhaps those expectations are based on pure ... bullshit. Basically my impression is, that those big numbers are supposed to convince people that "others trust us".
However it seem that most people are strongly against this technology. That's my impression so far.

Personally, I'm not sure what to think about 5G. It surely wasn't tested enough and it's hard to predict what would be impact of this tech on human lifes.

I surely wouldn't like to live near any of 5G antenas and be a "guinea pig".

Solid read. Upvoted already ;)
Yours, Piotr

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