Rampant Referrals – Part 14

Rampant Referrals - Part 14

Recap.As a quick recap last time, we concluded the ‘Who’ of communications and communications-sabotage. This means that we’ve largely covered the ‘what’, ‘who’ and the ‘why’ of communications, leaving the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how ‘ and I’d like to start to cover all that now in another section around ‘environment’ – or more specifically –…

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iPhone Smishing Scam Warning

Apple has warned iPhone users to be on their guard against a new ‘smishing’ (SMS phishing) scam where the perpetrators are posing as Apple. The scam involves the scammers contacting iPhone users with the excuse of needing to sort out a login issue.  The targeted users are sent a URL which actually leads to a…

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Shadow AI and Shadow SaaS Risks?

A Next DLP survey (conducted at RSA Conference 2024 and Infosecurity Europe 2024) has revealed how the rise of ‘Shadow SaaS’ and ‘Shadow AI’ may be putting businesses at risk of data loss, lack of visibility, and data breaches.  What Are Shadow SaaS and Shadow AI?  Shadow SaaS refers to the use of software-as-a-service (SaaS)…

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AWS Studio : Apps In Minutes!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a public preview of its new AI-powered AWS App Studio which it says uses natural language to create enterprise-grade applications in minutes, without requiring software development skills.  What Is It?  AWS App Studio is a newly launched platform by Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to enable users to create…

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WhatsApp Voice Transcriptions

It’s been reported that WhatsApp may soon be introducing voice-note transcriptions, which should save time, make it easier for users in noisy environments, and improve the efficiency of communications.  Voice Notes  WhatsApp’s’ Voice notes (introduced in 2013) is a feature whereby users can record audio messages within the chat interface. Users simply press and hold…

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15X Samsung Profits (But Workers Strike)

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics has reported that it expects its profits for the three months to June 2024 to have increased by a massive 15-fold on last year.  AI Driving Chip Prices  Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip, smartphone and TV maker and the company’s (predicted) profit jump to $10.4 trillion from $670 billion…

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Apple To Be Observer On OpenAI’s Board

It’s been reported that following the recent announcement that ChatGPT is to be integrated into Apple’s devices and its new “Apple Intelligence” technology is to be across its suite of apps, Apple is to take up an observer role on OpenAI’s board.  Bloomberg reported that with effect from later this year, Apple ‘Fellow’ and head…

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Costly Cloud Licensing & Public Sector Skills

In this insight, we look at how recent reports have revealed how the UK’s public sector is facing the dual challenges of potentially losing £300 million through restrictive cloud licensing and the limitations of an open-source software skills gap.  Restrictive Cloud Licensing Costs  A report from the cross-party think tank, The Social Market Foundation (SMF),…

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SpaceX To Destroy International Space Station

NASA has given Elon Musk’s SpaceX the contract to ‘deorbit’ (and destroy) the International Space Station at the end of its operation as NASA transitions to commercially owned space destinations closer to home.  SpaceX To Develop The Deorbit Vehicle  US space agency NASA has chosen SpaceX to develop and deliver the U.S. Deorbit Vehicle that…

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‘Pay or Consent’ Model Breaches Rules

Following an investigation into whether the big tech companies are complying with the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) rules, the European Commission’s preliminary findings say that Meta’s ‘Pay or Consent’ model for data-sharing is in breach of its new rules.  Investigation  The European Commission (EC) launched an investigation into Google, Apple, and Meta to determine…

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