Business users of WhatsApp’s not protected by end-to-end encryption

With users migrating to other messaging platforms following privacy concerns stemming from Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp update, Facebook said, it will delay the update. WhatsApp users are concerned that the Facebook owned messaging app is watering down its privacy policy in the update. Earlier this month, WhatsApp notified users through a notification that it was preparing…

Shipping industry making strides towards green hydrogen to meet UN carbon emission goals

In a significant development, for the very first time, developers across the globe are testing the usage of hydrogen to power ships. The development comes as the maritime industry races to find technologies to slash carbon emissions; there is also a growing confidence that LNG can be used safely commercially. The United Nations has set…

Microsoft dismantles 90% of trickbot network, which had potential to disrupt 2020 U.S. Presidential elections

In a breaking development, U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp stated, it had disabled by more than 90%, machines that were used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control a massive network of computers which had the potential to disrupt the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. The development was aided by a series of U.S. court…

Tesla launches fast charging infrastructure in Berlin

In a development that marks the setting up of infrastructure for electric vehicles, managers at Tesla demonstrated a new supercharger in a research campus at Berlin saying, they were looking to target more cities to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure to increase the traction of EVs for potential buyers. “Now, as part of our commitment…

Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor halts production following cyber attack

On Sunday, Israeli chip manufacturer Tower Semiconductor said, some of its systems have been hit by a cyber attack as a result of which it has placed on hold some of its manufacturing operations. “Tower has notified relevant authorities, and is working closely with law enforcement organizations and with a leading team of worldwide experts,…

Estonia’s parliament passes ‘Huawei law’ for telecom equipment security

In a significant development, Estonia’s parliament has approved a new law – Electronics Communications Act – to ensure that proper security reviews are undertaken for the installation of telecom equipment for future communication networks. The law, which lawmakers dubbed the “Huawei law” in reference to the Chinese telecommunications company, leaves the details of implementation to…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

Huawei and ZTE being methodically sliced from U.S. telecommunication networks

A group of 15 U.S. senators from both the Republican and the Democratic party have written a letter to the U.S. Commerce Department urging it to suspend issuing licenses to U.S. firms that conduct business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co, citing threats to U.S. national security. The letter also urges the Trump, administration to halt…

BMW & Tencent to launch computing center for self-driving cars in Tianjin

The computing center is of strategic importance since it will provide self-driving cars the required computing power to analyze real-time data including road and traffic conditions. On Friday, BMW stated, it is partnering with China’s Tencent Holdings to launch a computing center in China which will help develop self-driving cars. The computing center is expected…