How Is Data Fight The Spread Of COVID-19?

How is data being used to save lives during COVID-19?

Verizon Gives Extra 15GB High-Speed Data to Customers

Verizon has announced several measures to assist individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including providing customers an additional 15GB of data.

Brexit Means No GDPR Protection: Google May Move UK User Data

Brexit may have finally happened, but one side effect people may not have anticipated is losing GDPR protection as Google may be moving UK data out of the EU.

Google and Facebook Face Tougher Rules in the UK Over Ad Dominance

According to Reuters, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) delivered a mixed bag of news for Google and Facebook. On the one hand, the CMA indicated a reluctance to subject the two tech companies to more in-depth investigations, saying…

Chrome For Android Update Fixes Data Wiping Bug

Last week reports started surfacing of what appeared to be a data wiping bug in version 79 of Google Chrome for Android. Following a fix, Google has resumed the rollout. The issue had to do with Chrome acting as WebView…

DOJ Planning to Review Google-Fitbit Deal Over Privacy Concerns

According to the New York Post, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is planning to review the Google-Fitbit deal over concerns about consumer privacy. We reported last month that Google had agreed to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion. As part of…

TikTok Accused of Illegally Collecting Data and Uploading It to China

A California student has filed a class-action lawsuit against TikTock, the wildly popular social media app from China. According to a report in the Daily Beast, the suit alleges that TikTok uploads data without user consent—in some cases without a…

Twitter Making Changes Globally to Comply With Privacy Laws

Reuters is reporting that Twitter is making changes throughout its platform in an effort to comply with privacy legislation around the world. The company is aiming to navigate the different laws and jurisdictions impacting how it collects and uses data.…

It Is a Multi-Cloud World, Says VMWare COO

“VMWare allows the datacenter to act like a public cloud,” says VMWare COO Sanjay Poonen. “It is a multicloud world. While AWS will be first and preferred for us, we want every customer that has VMWare in the private cloud…

KT Links 5G Network and Satellite, Transferring Data Between Them

ZDNet is reporting that KT, South Korea’s largest telephone company, has announced the successful transfer of data between their 5G network and a satellite 36,000 kilometers away. The news has huge implications for wireless carriers around the world, as many…