Big Tech Troubles & Almost a Cyber Catastrophe

April 19, 2024 by
Big Tech Troubles & Almost a Cyber Catastrophe
Lighthouse IT Solutions, Matthew Almendinger

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This week, Matt & Griff discuss some less than savory behavior coming from a lot of big tech companies, starting with the U.S. Government accusing Apple of holding a monopoly on its App Store due to their oppressive policies. Additionally, Facebook has been found to be performing several shady activities, including intercepting messages from Snapchat users and colluding with Netflix. After a class action settlement, Google has agreed to make Incognito mode on their web browser somewhat incognito and stop collecting so much information about its users. Undeterred by this, Alphabet, the company that owns Google, is looking to acquire HubSpot, which could be the largest acquisition it has ever made. A potential TikTok ban in the U.S. still looms, and many social media platforms would love to try and fill the spot. One of those platforms is LinkedIn, which is introducing a TikTok-like video feed. The last of the big news stories is that a Microsoft developer found a supply chain attack within a major code library that could have caused worldwide damage.

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