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Tech Talk: March 2018 Issue

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Uber Hits the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars After Fatal Accident

This crash may be the one to total Uber’s reputation. A female pedestrian in Arizona died after one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles struck her as she was walking across the street. The company subsequently pulled all of its autonomous vehicles off public roads in Arizona, as well as in major cities San Francisco, Toronto and Pittsburgh. An Uber spokesperson reported, “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”


8 Cybersecurity Trends for 2018

From Equifax’s disastrous breach that affected an estimated 145.5 million people to the WannaCry ransomware attack that shut down over 300,000 machines, including medical devices and cars—it’s not a stretch to dub 2017 the year of the hack. These eight cybersecurity trends for 2018 will determine whether or not we’ve learned from mistakes of the past. 


Facebook Faces Major Controversy

Reports leaked that UK-based data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica exploited user data from about a million Facebookers for the purpose of targeted political ads for the UK’s Brexit referendum campaign, as well as for Trump’s team for the 2016 election. Now the social media network is facing the brunt of this scandal for enabling this illegal use of data. This news comes in the wake of major changes in security regulations imposed by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   


Client Highlight: Cloudability Named Best Business to Work For in Oregon

Oregon Business magazine released its 25th annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon. The list recognizes businesses who make employees a top priority through excellent workplace practices. Cloudability landed the 29th spot on the list for its exceptional employee benefits and organizational culture. Get an inside look at what Cloudability does in this video we produced for them!