EMPIST Tech News Roundup: Friday, January 25, 2019

News | January 25, 2019

Top tech news of the week: What an eventful week for tech news! Get the latest on Facebook, email phishing scams, cybersecurity, Amazon, and much more. Keep reading!  

Millions of Bank Loan and Mortgage Documents Have Leaked Online 

TechCrunch | Wed Jan 23, 2019 — Wait until you hear this tech news! This issue all started with an Elasticsearch database was run on a server without a password. That means decades of data was able to be accessed by hackers. The number reached over 24M documents regarding loans and other financial information in the United States. Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Captial One, and HSBC Life Insurance were among the names of banks affected by the data breach. Read the full story >>  

Facebook May Proactively Close Pages and Groups Before They’re in Violation of Policy

TechCrunch | Wed Jan 23, 2019 — Facebook is cracking down on the rules! The tech company announced stricter guidelines on page content that are in-line with their Community Standards. These new guidelines will make it harder for users to post falsely stated news or inappropriate content. Previously banned pages will have a tough time getting past the new Facebook page regulations.  Read the full story >>  

2019: The Year of Tech Startup Exits in Brazil 

Forbes Wed Jan 23, 2019 — What’s the latest tech news in Brazil? After the success of local tech companies in Brazil last year, the market for tech startups is booming. Many have predicted that Brazil’s entrepreneur Romero Rodrigues will hit the ground running with new tech deals in 2019. Read the full story >>  

 Hackers Impersonate These 10 Brands the Most in Phishing Attacks 

TechRepublic Wed Jan 23, 2019 — The best way to stay safe online is to be a step ahead of the hackers. IT professionals have created a list of the top 10 companies impersonated by hackers via phishing emails in North America. The top 10 companies in order are Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Bank of America, Chase, DHL, Facebook, DocuSign, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. Read the full story >>  

Amazon Is Piloting Its Own Delivery Robot

TechCrunch | Wed Jan 23, 2019 — Tech news and robots. Can you imagine a robot delivering your packages? Well, Amazon is not far from launching this concept. Amazon’s six-wheeled robot is now in its testing phase. Your future Amazon orders may be rolling down your sidewalk in a prime robot! Read the full story >>  

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