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Key quotes from the world of technology, from articles and insights on Verdict.co.uk
“Businesses exploiting flaws in Google’s review system to rise up the ranks are putting other honest businesses on the back foot and leaving consumers at risk of being misled.”
Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at Which?, warning about Google not doing enough to fight fake reviews.
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““Millions of us use apps every day to check the weather, play a game or order a takeaway. So, complaints that Apple is using its market position to set terms which are unfair or may restrict competition and choice – potentially causing customers to lose out when buying and using apps – warrant careful scrutiny.”
Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority, on why the market watchdog has opened an antitrust case against Apple.
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“Connected cameras are supposed to provide an additional layer of security to organisations that install them. Yet, as the shocking Verkada security camera breach has shown, the exact opposite is often true. Worryingly, the attack wasn’t even very sophisticated and didn’t involve exploiting a known or unknown vulnerability. The bad actors simply used valid credentials to access the data stored on a cloud server."
Elisa Costante, VP of research at Forescout, on the Verkada hack that compromised 150,000 security cameras in places like Tesla factories, schools and police stations.
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“Patching and mitigation is not remediation if the servers have already been compromised. It is essential that any organisation with a vulnerable server take immediate measures to determine if they were already targeted.”
The US National Security Council on what security officers can do following the Microsoft Exchange Server breach that compromised an estimated 100,000 organisations around the globe.
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“Going on leave is so normalised. I can think of 10 people that I know of in the last year that have gone on mental health leave because of the way they were treated.”
A former Google employee said, speaking of an apparent trend within the company to ask workers reporting harassment to get mental health counselling.
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