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Bridge Bytes: Weekly Tech Roundup 20.12.2019

10 months ago by Nathan Baldwin

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As the decade draws to a close we take a look at some of the most iconic pieces of tech over the last decade. Google have disrupted the entire gaming industry with a new acquisition and over 3,000 Ring camera users have had their personal information leaked. So, put the mince pies down and terabyte out of the latest tech news.

Ring Security Camera leaks personal information of 3,000 users

The word ‘irony’ springs to mind: this week it was reported that the personal information of over 3,000 Ring camera users had been ‘compromised’. According to a report led by BuzzFeed, log-in details, including passwords and email addresses were leaked in a breach of data security. Using these details an intruder could gain access to home addresses, phone numbers, names and payment details. Ring have issued a bizarre statement denouncing the claims, stating “It is not uncommon for bad actors to harvest data from other company's data breaches and create lists like this so that other bad actors can attempt to gain access to other services.” Nobody is quite what sure what that means, but it seems Ring have left it tactfully ambiguous.


Google take aim at the gaming industry

Google have announced the acquisition of gaming development company, Typhoon Studios. The announcement has confirmed what many people were thinking. It has been speculated that Google are looking to take over the gaming industry, with their flagship development studio, Stadia Studios, Google have announced plans to create a game streaming platform. Typhoon Studios are yet to release a game with their first market release being pegged for late January. Will Google move closer towards total world domination?


Just what the world needs… another edgy online banking service

All sarcasm aside, a new banking app have announced plans to launch a banking card that consolidates all of your bank accounts and finances into one app. Curve, a London based FinTech company, promises to bridge the gap between Visa and Mastercard and international transactions through utilising API’s. Curve’s Head of OS Products stated: “Customers want to send money to their friends and family with just a few touches. Now they have one simple, smart platform which can move money from any account to any account, securely and fee free”.


We reminisce over the last decade of tech

Earlier in the week took a look at some of the best, worst and most iconic bits of tech from the last decade. From the rise of mobile banking to the advent of crypto currency we cover it all. Take a trip down memory lane here…