Italy’s data authority scrutinizes WhatsApp’s updated privacy disclaimer

In a statement Italy’s data protection authority said, Facebook Inc has not clearly communicated its new privacy policy for its messenger app WhatsApp to users. On January 4, 2021, in an update WhatsApp said it reserved the right to share some data, including location and phone numbers, with Facebook and its units including Messenger and…

Heightened demand for human augmentation technology: survey results by Opinium Research

According to a research report commissioned by Kaspersky, two thirds of those who were surveyed in leading Western European countries consider technology induced augmentation of human body parts, most of which are related to improving health, will improve their lives. With technological revolutions shaping humanities near future, tech leaders opine it will change every aspect…

Global CEOs downsize physical office spaces, accelerate move towards digital workspace: KPMG survey

According to the results of a survey released on Tuesday, companies across the glove are moving their operations online so as to cut expenses related to office space and make recruiting and retaining staff part of their top priorities. The survey by accounting firm KPMG showed, 80% of business leaders had accelerated their digital expansion…

Hackers manage to access voice mails at Italy’s state-owned Monte dei Paschi bank

In a notice sent to customers by Italy’s state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi, hackers have managed to access the mailboxes of some employees, with the bank informing clients in the notice that on March 30 some messages with voice mail attachments had been sent as a result of the cyber attack. Incidentally, the notice did…

Disney+ service registers 8M paid subscribers in India in 1 week after rollout, crosses 50M paid subscribers globally

In a statement, Walt Disney Co said, its streaming service Disney+ has had a massive fan following and has registered 50 million paid consumers, with 8 million alone coming from India where the video streaming service was rolled out just a week back. As of this last quarter’s report, Netflix Inc reported a subscriber base…

Huawei should be allowed to bid in building Italy’s 5G network infrastructure: Stefano Patuanelli

Following an influential parliamentary committee calling on Rome to block China’s Huawei to build Italy’s 5G telecom infrastructure, the country’s industry minister stated, Huawei should be allowed to bid for Italy’s 5G spectrum. “We have passed legislation that guarantees national security. With the right defenses, the possibility of (Huawei’s) access is not up for debate,”…