Here is your cheat sheet: technology in the news this week

by | Mar 1, 2016 | Business Continuity, General Tech, Security

Technology isn’t an industry that stays stagnant. Technology in the news is a 24/7 occurrence.

For your reading pleasure, we’ve curated some of the headlines for technology in the news for the week of February 29, 2016.

Apple vs. the FBI Saga: What is the next chapter?

The debate between Apple and the FBI is contentious and complicated with no end in sight. While a judge sided with Apple yesterday and ruled the US government cannot force Apple to unlock the iPhone, federal prosecutors plan to object to the decision and take it up with the U.S. district judge overseeing the case.

Everyone seems to have an opinion, but do we really understand what is at stake? If Apple ultimately loses the battle with the US government, it could set the precedent for a lot of disturbing behavior, which would threaten the security of  all Internet users. The technology in question is explained here.

What is Blockchain technology? And everything you need to know about it

Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize financial transactions but companies will have to overcome several challenges in order to experience any benefits, according to industry experts.

Blockchain was developed alongside the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin. It works like a huge,  decentralized ledger which records every transaction and stores this information on a global network to prevent tampering. Find out more about Blockchain technology and the challenges with its use.

There’s a Genetic Technology Revolution Going On and the US isn’t Participating

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An exciting and promising development in the history of medical science may bypass our country, unless the US government takes action. Now.  As of now, there is a ban on federal spending for research involving human embryos. While there are real ethical and social concerns associated with such genetic research, other countries are using science to cure deadly disorders. To learn more about the genetic technology, please click here.

We hope you found this edition of technology in the news by Invenio IT  interesting. Thanks for reading and stay tuned next week for more technology in the news.

If you are interested in learning more about the latest technology in Business Continuity, please contact us.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!

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