In June we presented our very first selection of interesting news stories from the month. You can read that piece here, or continue down the page for our IT News round-up, July 2021.
Amazon Receives Record GDPR Fine
This article on cnet.com details how Luxembourg’s CNPD issued the retail giant with a penalty of 746 million euros for violating the GDPR. It seems that Amazon’s data processing practices are not offering consumers enough protection. At the same time, they are potentially giving the company an unfair competitive advantage. Amazon were quick to point out that the fine was not issued for any data breaches…
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TikTok 2020’S Biggest App
This BBC News article reveals how the Chinese video-sharing platform was the most downloaded app in 2020. It took the top spot away from Facebook and was actually the only app not owned by Facebook to make the top 5. This growth in popularity even remained unaffected by Donald Trump’s attempts to have TikTok banned in the US.
Check Wi-Fi Before You Book With Airbnb
This piece was also published on cnet.com last month. It is now possible for rental owners to share wi-fi speeds with potential customers by including them in their listings. Given the huge uptake in WFH and remote working following the pandemic, the move certainly makes sense. Gone will be the days of booking a stay in a ‘dead zone’, but just how important is a wi-fi connection to you when you go on a break? Leave your comments below…
That is all from us for now, do leave us your thoughts on our IT News round-up July 2021 in the comments box. We will endeavour to respond to all!