Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, July 6, 2021

News | July 7, 2021

The Tech Newsletter  

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Here’s one thing to look forward to after a long weekend: The Tech Talk Newsletter is back! Let’s catch up on the latest technology news, marketing insights, and more. 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Who needs a laminator? A new update from Google is making it possible to store digital versions of either Covid-19 test results or vaccination records on Android devices. Commonly used to house important documents like boarding passes or tickets, this reimagination of the Passes API would allow developers at authorized health and governmental organizations to store vaccine related data directly on users’ devices. While Google has been careful to emphasize that this update in no way constitutes a “vaccine passport,” it does create an interesting new dynamic for the near-future of international travel or large-scale events.  Learn more

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Vacation calls! But is your data safe on the go? As we all get more comfortable with travel once again, it’s important we don’t get too comfortable with lax remote security. Before accessing sensitive information on the move, be sure that you have multi-factor authentication turned on and are able to connect through a secure network. If you’re unsure of the safety of your Wi-Fi, consider using a VPN or personal hotspot instead.  

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: In 2004, which tech giant claimed that “in two years, [email] spam will be solved?” 

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight  

Domino’s has teamed up with sports-betting dynamo DraftKings in a new play to show off their speed. Harkening back to the pizza giant’s infamous “30-minutes or less policy,” the new promotion will allow DraftKings users to predict the percentage of carside orders that will actually be delivered in Domino’s promised two-minutes or less. The pot? Players with the best calls have a chance to win a share of $200,000.  Learn more

Trivia Answer: Bill Gates  

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