Asia Pacific VCSEL for Data Communication Market Forecast to 2027

The VCSEL for data communication market in APAC is expected to grow from US$ 119. 35 million in 2019 to US$ 519. 91 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21. 0% from 2020 to 2027.

New York, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Asia Pacific VCSEL for Data Communication Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type and Material” –
The VCSEL (vertical cavity surface emitting laser) market players are investing heavily in exploring the commercial viability of this technology across the automotive industry.It would serve a similar purpose as that of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) systems.

Thus, the companies are focusing on developing larger and powerful VCSEL arrays to further expand their commercial application scope, such as the automotive industry.For instance, as per Automotive Electronics Council (AEC), one of the

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This popular SEO tool raised millions to transform into a data giant

Israeli SEO start-up SimilarWeb has announced that it has raised $120 million in funding.

The funding round, which SimilarWeb says it will use to invest in more R&D and expand its operations, was co-led by ION Crossover Partners and Viola Growth, and takes SimilarWeb’s total investment to $240 million thus far. 

At the moment, the company is not publicly revealing a valuation, but it was worth $800 million at the time of its last equity round in 2017.

“Since we joined the company three years ago, SimilarWeb has executed a strategic transformation from a general-purpose measurement platform to vertical-based solutions, which has significantly expanded its market opportunity and generated immense customer value,” Harel Beit-On, Founder and General Partner at Viola Growth, said.

“With a stellar management team of accomplished executives, we believe this round positions the company to own the digital intelligence category, and capitalize on the acceleration of the

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Nearly half of global consumers expect to be affected by a data breach

55% of consumers also believe companies simply aren’t doing enough to protect their data online

OpSec Consumer Barometer Report

51% of consumers think brands should be responsible for keeping consumers safe from fake products online
51% of consumers think brands should be responsible for keeping consumers safe from fake products online
51% of consumers think brands should be responsible for keeping consumers safe from fake products online

LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nearly half (48%) of global consumers expect to be hit by a data breach at some point in the future, while 30% have already fallen victim to one – an increase of 7% compared to 2019, according to new research from OpSec Security.

OpSec’s Annual Consumer Barometer surveying 2,600 global consumers also found that 46% of data breach victims have been contacted by brands about their data being compromised two to five times, while 9% have been contacted more than five times. This has led over half (55%) of consumers to

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AMD to Buy Chip Peer Xilinx for $35 Billion in Data Center Push | Technology News

(Reuters) – Semiconductor designer Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)

said on Tuesday it would buy Xilinx Inc

in a $35 billion all-stock deal, intensifying its battle with Intel Corp

in the data center chip market.

The deal, which AMD expects to close at the end of 2021, will create a combined company with 13,000 engineers and a completely outsourced manufacturing strategy that relies heavily on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) <2330.TW>.

The two U.S. firms have benefited from a more nimble approach to grab market share from Intel, which has struggled with internal manufacturing.

AMD has long been Intel’s chief rival for central processor units (CPUs) in the personal computer business.

Since Chief Executive Lisa Su took over AMD in 2014, she has focused on challenging Intel in the fast-growing business of data centers that power internet-based applications and services and are fuelling the rise of artificial intelligence and

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Nitro Software hacked with customer data offered for sale on the dark web

Australian document productivity company Nitro Software Inc. has suffered a data breach with customer data being offered for sale on the dark web.

The company, which provides services to much of the Fortune 500, was hacked sometime earlier this month. In a statement last week to the Australia Stock Exchange, Nitro advised that they had been impacted by a “low impact security incident” involving “limited access to a Nitro database by an unauthorized third party.”

“Low impact” is an interesting choice of words. According to Bleeping Computer, the data stolen included the company’s user and document databases along with 1 terabyte in documents created by Nitro’s customers.

The data, offered at a starting price of $80,000 on a dark web site is said to include 70 million user records containing email addresses, full names, bcrypt hashed passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses and other system-related data.

Data breaches in 2020

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Three places where data is on the ballot this November

The data in question is the wireless information transmitted by cars, known as telematics. If the question passes, cars made in 2022 or later and sold in Massachusetts would be required to have standardized, open-access telematics systems accessible to the owner or anyone else. In practice, this means third-party repair shops, who are leading the support for the bill. 

Ultimately, the debate is about consumers’ right to choose who gets to repair their devices. 

Massachusetts passed the country’s first right-to-repair law in 2013, requiring car manufacturers to sell diagnostic data to third-party shops. But that did not include wireless data, which would be covered by this measure. 

Car manufacturers are opposed, saying the measure does not give them enough time to safely update car systems without exposing them to security risks. But each side also has broader support at the national level. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration echoes concerns

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A CX-Centric Future Powered By Customer Advocacy, Micro Data + Emotion

If the pandemic has made one thing clear, it’s that the only constant is transformation. Consumer behavioral shifts are perpetual and brands that develop the right blueprint to conform to these changes in real-time, will be the victors. Because of this, a few key points on the horizon must be kept sharply in focus as 2021 approaches:

  • Digital transformation will only continue to accelerate amidst the new playing field.
  • 1:1 commercial intimacy centered on empathy and emotion will be pervasive, and the worlds of B2C and B2B will continue to become indistinguishable.
  • CX will consequently remain the ultimate battleground.

With that in mind, following are the Top 5 insights I believe brands and their leadership need to keep abreast of as the new year unfolds.

1 – CMOs and CEOs will need to work more

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Google Purportedly Removes 3 Kid’s Apps Over Data Collection

Researchers allege that three children’s apps that had more than 20 million downloads between them were violating Google’s data collection policies.

Researchers allege that three children’s apps that had more than 20 million downloads between them were violating Google’s data collection policies.
Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images)

Just because a children’s app looks innocuous doesn’t mean it’s not doing some shady stuff in the background. Google has reportedly taken action against three children’s apps in the Play Store—Princess Salon, Number Coloring and Cats & Cosplay—for allegedly violating its data collection policies, according to a report in TechCrunch.

Per the report, Google took action on the apps after researchers at the International Digital Accountability Council, a nonprofit privacy watchdog, informed it of the violations. None of the links to the apps in the Play Store currently work, which seems to support the theory that they went bye-bye for a reason. In a statement on its website, the IDAC stated that one of the problems was related to

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Yes on Prop 24 Campaign Announces Endorsement from Data Privacy Advocate and Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser

Yes on Prop 24 Campaign Announces Endorsement from Data Privacy Advocate and Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower, Brittany Kaiser

PR Newswire

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an endorsement from renowned consumer privacy expert Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, data privacy advocate and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy.

Yes on Privacy, Yes on Prop 24 (PRNewsfoto/Californians for Consumer Priva)
Yes on Privacy, Yes on Prop 24 (PRNewsfoto/Californians for Consumer Priva)

Kaiser, featured in the Netflix documentary “The Great Hack,” was a whistleblower against mega-data-broker Cambridge Analytica, and helped bring to light the company’s manipulation and misuse of Facebook data that impacted both the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and the U.K. Brexit referendum. She also testified before the U.K. Parliament and was a witness for the Mueller Investigation.

“I support Prop 24, which would be the strongest, most

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Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform.

The researchers say the disputed tool is vital to understanding how Facebook has been used as a conduit for disinformation and manipulation.

In an Oct. 16 letter to the researchers, a Facebook executive demanded they disable a special plug-in for Chrome and Firefox browsers that they have distributed to thousands of volunteers across the U.S. — and delete the data obtained. The plug-in lets researchers see which ads are shown to each volunteer; Facebook lets advertisers tailor ads based on specific demographics that go far beyond race, age, gender and political preference.

The executive, Allison Hendrix, said the tool violates Facebook rules prohibiting automated

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