UK announces code of practice to strengthen app store security
The UK's new code of practice incentivizes developers and publishers to implement stronger security measures.
A code of practice to boost security safeguards throughout the app sector has been announced by the UK government. The new voluntary policy intends to better shield users from harmful ap... Read more
IBM Consulting faces backlash after issuing back-to-office policy
IBM Consulting faces staff protests after releasing a back-to-office policy which the company expects to increase the creativity and productivity of its employees collectively.
A recent policy issued by IBM Consulting revealed that employees need to be in the office three days a week if they liv... Read more
TeamViewer’s ‘unclear’ renewal policies push customers into debt
The German software developer has been accused of obscure, illegal subscription policies.
A customer claims to have been billed for a renewal of TeamViewer’s remote access software services even though they had only purchased a one-year license. The aggrieved customer has reportedly been appro... Read more
Atlassian introduces soft-delete policies against data loss
Atlassian introduced soft-delete policies to prevent the accidental deletion of sites during maintenance or service outages. The update follows a recent incident where hundreds of customer sites were accidentally deleted.
In April, Atlassian was hit by a major cloud system failure after running ... Read more
Europe wants to work with new US administration on tech governance
The European Union said that it wants to work with the US on a common approach to govern tech and digital markets. Some of the proposed plans include the standardization of rules for technology applications like AI and ensuring that big tech is more responsible for their platforms.
EU lawmakers ... Read more
Google introduces stripped-down version of Android Enterprise
Google has announced a basic version of Android Enterprise for use by small companies. The package includes a number of basic security options to protect smartphones used by businesses.
Android Enterprise Essentials consists of a few basic features to secure an Android device from a company poli... Read more
Google squeezes App publishers for a cut of their sales
Google is going to enforce their policy for in-app purchases. Many app publishers are circumventing the Google payment solution. The policy states that 30% of app purchases through their Play Store must go to the tech giant.
Google's parent company, is cracking down on app publishers who have be... Read more
Apple does not block bug fixes anymore after guideline discussions
Apple has decided that it will no longer block important bug fixes for already published applications. It changes its app review and feedback process after discussions about the guidelines. Also, developers can now submit suggestions for changing the guidelines.
With the change, the tech giant n... Read more
Kubernetes version 1.19 finally released
After a postponed release date due to, among other things, the current pandemic, version 1.19 of container orchestration platform Kubernetes was released. Version 1.19 includes an extension of the support policy for patches, functionality around REST APIs and storage.
The latest version of Kuber... Read more
‘Number of data breach fines will increase in the coming years’
The number and value of fines that companies have to pay for mishandling user data will increase in the coming years, according to a new report by DSA Connect.
DSA Connect, a company that sells data management services, has polled a thousand employees and more than a third (37 percent) expect bo... Read more