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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Friday and the technology world is abuzz with news of a massive data breach at Equifax. Meanwhile, there is a massive hurricane moving towards Florida after devastating the Caribbean and another hurricane is all set to follow its footsteps. Amazon is looking for a suitable city to establish its second headquarters, and California state university has introduced interactive simulations. As you can see, there is a lot of news to catch up with, so let’s get to it.
Almost Half of the Population of the US, i.e. 143 million people have been affected by a massive data breach reported by Equifax today. Equifax is one of the biggest credit reporting companies out there, and has a huge database consisting of sensitive data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and personal information. This is all the information one needs to get to your bank account and medical history. The economic security of half the population is under threat, and a number of analysts are calling for government intervention in enforcing better cyber security across the nation.
If you want to check whether your personal information was compromised in this attack, you can visit this website and find out. We are actively following this news and will update our blog in case of any major developments. If Ashley Madison was a wake-up call for organizations to invest in information security, this is a category 4 disaster in the making. Read More>>
Speaking of category 4 disasters, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and is now headed for Florida. Rick Scott, the governor of Florida, has asked the citizens to be prepared to evacuate irrespective of the coast they live on. The hurricane is expected to hit South Florida and Florida Keys by Saturday night. Read More>>
Amazon is looking for a city with an educated workforce and a stable business environment to establish its second headquarters. The company requires about 8 million square feet of space in what is being estimated to be a $5 billion project. The company is expanding at a rapid pace, and a second headquarters will help them improve their operations. Let’s see which lucky city bags the multibillion dollar project. Read More>>
Sally Spencer from California State University Northridge delivered a presentation on interactive simulations at the fifth annual eLearning Showcase held at the university. The presentation was titled “Interactive Simulations: Bridging the Gap Between Course and Career.” It aims to introduce students to real world scenarios in a controlled environment by using an AI driven simulator. Read More>>
That’s it for this week’s Friday Buzz Report. Have a nice weekend everyone and see you again next week.
To everyone in Florida, stay safe, our thoughts are with you.
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