On this episode of Bottom Line I.T. hosts Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen break down the technobabble by providing news, practical tips, and answers to your most pressing technology questions.
AT&T and Verizon investigated in possible antitrust case https://mashable.com/2018/04/21/verizon-att-esim-collusion/?utm_cid=hp-h-3#ilseHBjW7OqD
So reports The New York Times, which notes that the Justice Department is investigating the two companies for possibly working together to stifle a technology known as eSIM. If deployed, eSIM would make it easier for people to jump from provider to provider — no new physical SIM card required — potentially leaving AT&T or Verizon behind in the process.
For Warehouse Workers, Technology Starts to Look More Like Home https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-warehouse-workers-technology-starts-to-look-more-like-home-1524475790
Smartphones, apps and even emojis are finding their way to logistics operations as companies look to lure workers raised on mobile tech. When Bert Hooper brings on new workers at TechStyle Fashion Group’s 450,000 square-foot warehouse, he tells them, “If you know how to use a smartphone and you know how to use an app, you can do about any operation that we have in our facility.”
Artificial intelligence will wipe out half the banking jobs in a decade, experts say http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-artificial-intelligence-bank-jobs-20180423-story.html
Advances in artificial intelligence and automation could replace as many as half the nation’s financial services workers over the next decade, industry experts say, but it’s going to take a big investment to make that happen.
Vevo’s YouTube account hack hits popular music videos, causes biggest video ever to disappear
Vevo’s YouTube account appears to have fallen victim to hackers today, as a number of high-profile music videos have been defaced. The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” disappeared from YouTube briefly after being defaced by hackers.
Tech Firms Sign ‘Digital Geneva Accord’ Not to Aid Governments in Cyberwar https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/us/politics/tech-companies-cybersecurity-accord.html
More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, announced a set of principles on Tuesday that included a declaration that they would not help any government — including that of the United States — mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises from anywhere,” reflecting Silicon Valley’s effort to separate itself from government cyberwarfare.
Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, deadlines and facts https://www.csoonline.com/article/3202771/data-protection/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-requirements-deadlines-and-facts.html
GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that does business in Europe needs to know about GDPR.
(What does this mean for businesses?)