The Supply Chain of Tomorrow Will Be Flexible, Efficient and Resilient

In today’s complex world, it is short of a miracle how we have been able to create global supply chains that move products across the globe at breakneck speed. However, the current pandemic has also shown how vulnerable our global supply chains are.  Those companies who had not updated their supply chain to the digital […]

WeChat: Judge blocks US attempts to ban downloads of Chinese app

Image copyright Reuters A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious questions related to the constitution’s first amendment, guaranteeing free speech. The Department of Commerce had announced a bar on WeChat appearing in US app stores […]

A robust enterprise strategy: How to manage the post-COVID future 

There is a strategic discipline called “scenario planning” that is designed to address the kind of uncertainty we’re facing due to the pandemic. Scenario planning takes for granted that it’s hard for human beings to imagine the future as being radically different from the present. As a result, its practitioners try not to predict what […]

How U.S. tech policy could change if Democrats win back the Senate

Election Day in the U.S. is now only weeks away, and the variables and stakes are rapidly mounting. Troll farms, fake accounts, and other disinformation threats from within the United States and abroad are coming into view. The current president is attempting to convince people the election is rigged before it happens. Groups are actively […]

If the U.S. Post Office has an ally, it’s Duel2 and play-by-mail games

In these fast-moving times where nothing takes a break, there is one form of slow-motion entertainment that has endured: play-by-mail games. The genre refers to mail without an “e” before it, with a notable game being Duel2, a gladiatorial simulator-RPG whose aging demographic makes it more like an AARPG. Given what is currently happening with […]

Hackers leak personal data of 1,000 Belarusian police on weekend of protests

(Reuters) – Anonymous hackers leaked the personal data of 1,000 Belarusian police officers in retaliation for a crackdown on street demonstrations against veteran President Alexander Lukashenko, as protesters geared up for another mass rally on Sunday. “As the arrests continue, we will continue to publish data on a massive scale,” said a statement that was […]

The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

This new iOS 14 feature gives your iPhone a different MAC address every time it connects, making it much more difficult for this sort of tracking to work. It’s set to be enabled by default for every new network you connect to. Know When Apps Snoop on Your Clipboard If you see a message about […]

Oculus Quest 2 getting Infinite Office with Logitech keyboard and adjustable passthrough

While presented as a new experience, what we see in the Infinite Office trailer is actually an evolution of the current Quest interface, introduced as an Experimental feature back in March and now the default. The Oculus Browser built-into Quests is Chromium-based, meaning it’s widely compatible with websites and web-based apps. It got multi-window support this […]

EU seeks new powers to penalize tech giants: FT

(Reuters) – The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalize big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals, […]

TikTok says it already committed to government oversight of U.S. data security

(Reuters) – Video-sharing app TikTok said on Saturday it has already committed to the U.S. government oversight of data security in the country, and that it was “disappointed” by the Trump administration’s decision to ban it from U.S. app stores from Sunday. The ban on new U.S. downloads of the app, owned by China’s ByteDance, […]