Google added in-app messaging and JIRA integration to Firebase, its default platform for app developers. Another updated feature allows users to export Crashlytics data to BigQuery for analysis and Google's Data Studio for visualization.
Innolux has entered a partnership with FamilyMart to launch a smart convenience store in Taiwan and plans to open 20 more. The stores will feature digital signage and use internet of things networks, cameras and sensors to gather and analyze data and inspect equipment.
Cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin has filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T after nearly $24 million in digital currency was stolen from his account. Terpin has accused the company of failing to protect customers' private data, and he alleges that AT&T employees "actively cooperate with hackers in SIM swap frauds by giving hackers direct access" to customers.
Uber has hired former NSA general counsel Matt Olsen to serve as the company's chief trust and security officer beginning next month. Olsen will replace Joe Sullivan, who left the company after a massive data breach was disclosed, while chief legal officer Tony West noted that "trust" was added to the title to emphasize the company's commitment to protecting customer data.
The longer the incident response time when responding to a breach, the worse the effects can be, writes Pete Burke. He offers tips for reducing your company's incident response time, including streamlining your procedures and using the right security tools.
President Donald Trump has reversed Presidential Policy Directive 20, a set of regulations from the Obama administration that required an interagency process before the US could engage in cyberattacks. While Trump's reversal will ease some of the restrictions on an offensive approach to cybersecurity, critics warn the change could make the process to launch a cyberattack longer.
Advantix has acquired the managed mobility business of TeraNova. The companies will continue to operate under their own names in their respective areas of expertise, while teaming up to launch iXtera, an internet of things and telecom expense management channel-enabled supplier.
The US Treasury Department issued a report encouraging regulators to support technology that will make the financial system more competitive, particularly with innovations in artificial intelligence, blockchain and machine learning. The report also called on government officials to remove barriers to allow financial corporations to experiment with cutting-edge processes.
Alibaba Group has unveiled its Asean Partner Alliance Program for Alibaba Cloud, with plans to enroll 150 technology partners and train 600 professionals by next year. The company has focused on growing its Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia presence, offering localized cloud products for consumers in those areas.