Tech News: 5 Things to Know in Australia Today

5 things to know in Australia today

Good morning, I hope you stay dry this miserable Thursday. Here are some of the things that are happening in the world of technology to brighten your day.

1. Google Pixel 7 is upon us

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference in May, we got a glimpse of the company’s 2022 flagship, the Google Pixel 7, and its older brother, the Pixel 7 Pro, but at the Made By Google event, which is taking place all night long (12 a.m. Oct. 7 EST). United States.), we’ll take a better look at the next generation of Pixel phones. Contact us tomorrow to get all the details about the latest range of Pixel devices from Google.

2. Google settles US “location data” case

I lived in Google City and two years ago, the attorney general of Arizona A lawsuit against Google Claiming to trick people into giving up their location data, even after they’ve tried to turn off the company’s location data settings. Google agreed to pay US$85 million (just under $120 million) to settle the lawsuit this week and fix an incorrect description of what the Location History setting actually does. If it sounds familiar, it’s because there is a similar case in Australia. In August, Google agreed to pay $60 million in fines to settle allegations that it misled some users about personal location data collected through Android devices for two years.

3. The launch of Overwatch 2 is not going as planned

One of the biggest games of the year got off to a rough start, with Monitor 2 It has problems, including a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that affected launch day operation. Blizzard President Mike Ybarra announced yesterday on Twitter that Monitor 2 servers They were subject to a “mass” DDoS attack. Things haven’t gotten much better, with a second DDoS attack and the servers are still quite unstable.

4. Next Prison Security Company Victim of Data Breach

The Guardian is reporting that current and former employees of a security firm that provides services to prisons across Australia (including formerly the Federal Government’s Manus Island Offshore Detention Center) had their personal information stolen. The company, G4S, said it had had a “cyber incident” that gave an unauthorized third party, “or malware,” access to its systems. The compromised data includes tax file numbers, bank account information, and medical examinations.

5. Hacker Capital One gets only 5 years

You still talk about data breaches, and if you think back to 2019 when US bank Capital One was hacked into the accounts of 100 million credit card users, you’ll remember it was one of the biggest breaches of the time. Well, today, former Amazon software engineer Paige Thompson, the woman who cost the company at least $270 million (about $380 million on Australian terms), was sentenced to just five years of probation in Washington court.

Bonus item: Today in Elon Musk is the main character, we present to you X, “Applying Everything”. Someone should tell him to log out.

See you early and bright tomorrow for Made By Google.

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