Tech Wrap-Up 5-11-2022, which was Google I/O 2022 day. During the event, Google announced new languages for Google Translate, immersive view for Google Maps, auto-generated chapters and transcription on YouTube, no more “Hey Google” to activate Assistant, what’s new in Android 13, new Pixel hardware, and a lot more. Watch a replay of today’s keynote here. Instead of watching the replay, Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions received. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
Are you the victim of a ransomware attack? To prevent other companies from suffering the same victimization, the UK government urges victims to report attacks. The UK now views ransomware attacks as a national security threat. Through the reporting of ransomware attacks, agencies responsible for cybersecurity hope to learn more about them. Those agencies can, in turn, develop best practices and help other organizations ward off attacks.
2. Just what does Windows 11 bring to the table? (Computerworld)
If enterprises have the correct Windows software licensing, Windows 11 offers some benefits, especially security. Features like Windows Defender Credential Guard require Virtualization Based Security (VBS). However, Windows Defender Credential Guard also requires an enterprise license. There may be no real advantage for home users to upgrade to Windows 11, at least not yet.
3. iOS, Android stores host more than 1.5 million ‘abandoned’ apps (The Register)
A recent study analyzed the Android and iOS app stores to look for abandoned apps. Abandoned apps, according to the study, are those that have not been updated in two or more years. The main issue with abandoned apps is that they may contain unpatched security flaws. If abandoned apps are prone to security issues, then so are the users who downloaded them.
Apart from shitting yourself, what would you do if you could not log into your Google account? Wired went right to the horse’s mouth to find out what happens when users can not log in and how to recover access to their account. In this instance, the horse’s mouth is Guemmy Kim, director of account safety and security at Google.
5. Online privacy has mostly vanished in the US (Security Magazine)
In the 1960s, President Johnson developed the Great Society program to combat poverty in the United States. As part of the program, Johnson proposed a National Data Bank to collect, store, and process associated data. As one might expect, the idea met with backlash. Fast forward to today, where 60% of American adults surveyed by Pew Research said it was impossible not to have their data collected by companies and governments.
6. Fedora 36 Releases With GNOME 42 and Linux Kernel 5.17 (It’s FOSS)
Congratulations to It’s Foss for making it into the Tech Wrap-Up for the first time. In their inaugural inclusion, they dive into what is new in Fedora Linux 36. Learn about desktop environments, system-wide dark mode, new wallpapers, and more.
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