Author: Lynn Wandia

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Despite Billion Investments in Cyber Security, Firms aren’t truly Safe

Cyber Security, Governance, Internet, Technology
Few things in the world seem to progress faster than technology. However, despite the technology’s complexity and dynamic nature, security almost always seem to be a generation behind. As the society and industry become more dependent on internet connected devices, the significance of cyber defense increases immeasurably. Companies have done multiple investment in online security to better prepare themselves from such attacks. However, they are still very vulnerable as hackers won’t always necessarily be human. According to computer world, private sector companies globally spent more than $75 billion on security software to safeguard their systems and data. That number is expected to grow about 7% annually, according to Gartner and other analyst firms. However, as security
Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Uber now tracks user’s location after drop off

Business, Technology
Uber is the most used ride sharing app around the globe. The app’s latest update allows it to track user location . This clearly means that Uber will now know a user’s location even if they are dropped off a distance from the final destination and know where they end up after they leave the car. The change in location data gathering is quite apparent — after the update is completed, Uber prompts users to accept the new policy by enabling their phones to make the change. According to Uber, the change in data collection is to improve pickups, drop-offs, customer service and to enhance safety. Before the new update, the company only collected data while a user was interacting with the app and while the app was in the foreground and visible. After a user accepts to update the app, the
VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

VLC Launches Media Player Launches 360-Degree Video Playback Support

Mobile, Technology
VideoLAN's VLC app is the most popular media player. What makes it one of the best options among users is the fact that it is available on almost every platform and has the ability to play several video formats. The venerable media player is getting into the 360-degrees videos with a technical preview called VLC 360 degrees for windows and mac. The new feature lets users play 360-degree videos and photos as well as Panorama images. In addition, the player will support open source and cross-platform formats, accelerated with both OpenGL and Direct3D11. VideoLAN teamed up with Giroptic, a 360-degree camera maker, to bring on the new feature to its users making VLC the first major video player app to play 360 degrees videos. In essence, the 360 content can be displayed in Zoom...
Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Google taking down fake reviews on Google play store

Mobile, social media, Technology
The Google play store is the best place to download an app. It only gives you choices but also shows apps of your interest according to your previous downloads. Google has now taken the move to improve its filtering system to help play store users install safe app while keeping away malicious app developers. According to statista report, Google announced that over 25 billion apps had been downloaded from its app store In September 2012 and the last reported figures from May 2016 stated that 65 billion apps had been downloaded from Google Play. This statics indicates that a lot of  users continue to download apps from the store as technology develops. The company has improved its algorithm to make it smarter in detecting fake reviews and spam comments easily. If you are using a
The Public should be cautious of cyber fraud activities, Cyberspace experts warn.

The Public should be cautious of cyber fraud activities, Cyberspace experts warn.

Cyber Security, Internet
Cybersecurity will never get better until we are able to curb cyber crime. In an increasingly digital world, criminals have the information and the means to ensure that high profile security breaches. As technology evolves, so do the threats being developed by hackers who have a whole host of motivations for wanting to disrupt businesses of all sizes. It’s a constant battle but thankfully one that has resulted in increasingly sophisticated security tools coming to the market. According to Beta News,  it’s reported that attacks have increased by 3,500 percent in 2016, hitting 41 percent of businesses and bringing in revenues of more than $1 billion for cyber criminals. It is also feared that the emergence of the much heralded quantum computing will only enhance the power of the hac