DIGIT Tech News Roundup – 18th of January 2019

DIGIT Tech News Roundup

In this edition of the DIGIT Weekly Roundup, we highlight some of the top-trending tech and business news stories permeating the airwaves in the week beginning 14th of January.

DIGIT’s Top Trending Stories

Collection #1 Breach Exposes 773m Emails and 22m Password

A humongous data breach has been discovered in which 777,904,991 unique email addresses and more than 21 million unique passwords have been exposed.

The breach was reported by security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned website. Although it is unclear where exactly the data was stolen from, Hunt said it has been published on a “popular hacking forum”.

The stolen data, referred to by Hunt as Collection #1, appears to be the tip of the iceberg, though, as the figures take into account Hunt’s efforts to discount unusable information and duplicates. In total, the raw data set consists of 2.7 billions rows of email addresses and passwords.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

Dr Jamie Greaves ZoneFox CEOScottish Government Adopts ZoneFox Threat Detection System for Network

The Scottish Government has chosen Fortinet to provide a fully cloud-hosted service to protect all Government employees and data across more than 15,000 endpoints.

Analysis of viable market solutions led the Scottish Government to identify Edinburgh-based ZoneFox, recently acquired by Fortinet, as the preferred platform capable of offering an easy tool in regards to its usage and deployment, as well as a tool to boost productivity.

The ZoneFox threat detection and response solution, as part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, will provide the Government with ‘deep visibility’ by observing and monitoring user behaviour and data movement both on and off network.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

Edinburgh Man Jailed for Buying Guns on Dark Web

A Scottish man has been jailed for five years after trying to buy weapons and ammunition on the dark web.

48-year-old David Mitchell from Damside, Edinburgh, spent more than £2,000 worth of Bitcoin cryptocurrency to purchase a Glock 9mm handgun, complete with a silencer and 150 rounds of ammunition.

The National Crime Association (NCA) and Police Scotland seized the firearm at the point of exit from the United States.

Following the seizure, a fake parcel known as a ‘placebo’ was delivered to Mitchell’s work address in Dunfermline in place of the original package.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

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Domino’s Pizza Must Make its App Accessible to Blind People

Domino's Pizza websiteA US judge has declared that Domino’s Pizza must make its app and website fully accessible to blind people.

It follows a complaint from a blind customer, Guillermo Robles, who said he could not change toppings or use discount codes, and was ultimately unable to complete an order using the company’s iPhone app.

Robles argued that Domino’s Pizza was in breach of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, which states it is illegal for organisations to deny individuals with disabilities access to goods and services unless attempting to do so would put them under an “undue burden”.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

China Wants to Build Tech Cluster to Rival Silicon Valley

The Chinese Government plans to develop its own version of the USA’s Silicon Valley in southern China.

A ‘Greater Bay Area’ technology centre would host a population of 67 million people and span 56,500km squared, according to plans.

The region would incorporate Macau, Hong Kong and a section of mainland China.

In February, officials are expected to publicly unveil the full details of the plan, which were approved by politicians at the weekend.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

CRMSuiteCRM Releases of Open Source SuiteCRM 7.11

Stirling-based SalesAgility has released of open source CRM, SuiteCRM 7.11.

Dale Murray, CEO of SalesAgility, said: “Thanks to the innovative work of our developers combined with important contributions from our community we continue to advance SuiteCRM’s world class capabilities.

“As the maintainers of SuiteCRM we remain committed to the guiding principles of Open Source that are valued so highly by our customers and community.”

In addition to ongoing bug fixes, workflow and other enhancements, important new features incorporated into this release include Elasticsearch, and Google calendar synchronisation.

Elasticsearch is an open-source, broadly-distributable, readily-scalable, enterprise-grade RESTful search engine. It provides a highly flexible solution to centrally store and index data that can be accessed quickly via its API. SuiteCRM is expected to provide users with a faster and more scalable way to perform full text searches via Global Search on larger data volumes than before.

Google Calendar synchronisation enables users to authenticate using their Google login, and synchronise their meetings between a Google calendar – including updates, reminders, and invitees.

Want to find out more? Read the original article here.

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