Davos: Technology poses new risks to jobs, economies and society

Rapid advances in technology could have destabilising effects on employment and economic growth, and could exacerbate social unrest, the World Economic Forum (WEF) warned this week. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. Society’s failure to keep pace with technology change will be…

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WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service. Facebook claims that no one can intercept WhatsApp messages, not even the company and its staff, ensuring privacy for its billion-plus users. But new research shows that the company could in fact read messages due to the way WhatsApphas implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol. Boelter said: “[Some] might say that this vulnerability could only be abused to snoop on ‘single’ targeted messages, not entire…

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Ryan tells undocumented family deportation force ‘not happening’

WASHINGTON –  House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday that there will not be a deportation force tasked with evicting illegal immigrants from the U.S. “That’s not happening,” he said during a televised town hall meeting. “That’s not true.” President-elect Donald Trump made immigration one of his top priorities during his campaign. He received rousing responses each time he vowed to deport people who are in the country illegally — up to 11 million. That position softened after Trump won the election, when he said he’d start with 3 million…

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New Nokia 8 Flagship Leak Reveals Stunning Technology

The Nokia 6 was announced at the end of CES this month to the delight of many in the smartphone world – the Finnish name has been absent for a long time – but that handset may not have been the only Android-powered Nokia handset on display in Las Vegas. GSM Arena is reporting on a handset reminiscent of the new Nokia 6 with design echoes of previous Nokia handsets. It was being used by Qualcomm to demonstrate the power of the latest SnapDragon 835 system-on-chip to perform image stabilisation compared…

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Only a two-state solution will bring peace to the Middle East. Let’s help to realise it

It’s time that a decision was made as to whether Israel and Palestine can live side by side. Without change soon, the option will not be there. Israel’s 50-year military occupation of Palestinian territory harms us all. The British minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, has deemed it “unacceptable and unsustainable”. Hope of change came when the UN security council, after eight years of silence, adopted a resolution with strong UK support once more condemning Israeli illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and when the US…

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Paris draft: 2-state solution best for Israel, Palestinians

In a strong message to Israel and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries are expected this weekend to reiterate their opposition to Israeli settlements and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state as “the only way” to ensure peace in the region. France is hosting more than 70 countries on Sunday at a Mideast peace summit, in what will be a final chance for the Obama administration to lay out its positions for the region. According to a draft statement obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, the…

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Latest Trends of Business Analytics and Enterprise Software Publishing Market 2015 – 2021

Business analytics & enterprise software publishing industry includes development and distribution of customer relationship management (CRM), business analytics, business intelligence (BI), predictive analysis software, collaboration software and other enterprise oriented software solutions. Additionally, it offers training and consulting services related with these softwares. The business analytics & enterprise software publishing market includes publishing activities for business analytics solutions such as predictive analysis software and enterprise software solutions such as enterprise resource planning. Recently, business analytics and enterprise software publishing industry has witnessed a steady growth and with technological advancements the…

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Simplifying procurement hassles for effective SCM

Current challenges of procurement: The main challenge lies in ‘purchasing the right product, at the right price, at the right time’. The hotel purchasing function supports virtually every department within the property – whether purchasing chemicals for housekeeping or stewarding, office supplies for marketing, computer supplies for accounting, or food and beverage products sourced both locally and from overseas for the restaurant outlets. Challenges foreseen in 2017: The biggest hurdle faced by procurement managers will be to understand the political scenario and what impact it can cause during a political unrest, especially…

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UK authorities want details of US investigation into Fiat Chrysler emissions tests

The UK Department of Transport said on Friday (13 January) it was urgently seeking details over allegations Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) cheated emission tests. On Thursday, the US Environmental Protection Agency opened a probe into the carmaker, suggesting approximately 104,000 vehicles produced by Fiat Chrysler “may be liable for civil penalties”. The company is accused of illegally using a hidden software that would allow excess diesel emissions to remain undetected. “We are urgently seeking further information from the US Environmental Protection Agency […] and will also be seeking information from…

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