Top Industry Technology Articles for December

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Here’s my compilation of industry technology articles for December.

There’s a lot of movement in the technology industry over the last month. Here are a few articles the piqued my curiosity. Each month, I’ll compile my favorite tech articles and share them with you. If you have topics you want me to include, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to include them in my research and compiling of articles.

Hyundai dropped $1.1 billion for 80 percent of Boston Dynamics

December 11, 2020, Hyundai, the auto manufacturer announced the acquisition of controlling interest in Boston Dynamics, one of the leading companies in robotics. Hyundai is known for investing in future technologies. 

US House passes bill to tear down judiciary’s paywall

Among our top industry technology articles, The US House passed a bill (The Open Courts Act) on December 10, 2020, that will enable the public to access Federal court records through their PACER website. This bill advances the judicial system’s desire for more transparency.

Four major browsers are getting hit in widespread malware attacks

Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Yandex, four of the most popular web browsers are infected with nefarious malware. The virus, Adrozek, compromises the security of web browsers, adds unwelcome extensions, and will change user settings. 

Cloudflare, Apple, and others back a new way to make the Internet more private

Cloudflare, Apple, and content-delivery network Fastly have introduced a new way to fix a decade-old issue regarding privacy and DNS settings. The new security technique prevents service providers and network snoops from seeing the addresses of end-user who visit or send emails.

Google promises “spectacular” city GPS improvement with 3D building data

Google is working on an update that will leverage Google Maps’ 3D building data to calculate how buildings interfere with GPS, and it says Android’s new “3D mapping aided corrections module” can correct for GPS bounces.

Uber abandons dreams of self-driving domination, sells self-driving unit

Aurora, one of the leading startups developing self-driving cars will take over Uber’s self-driving division. In addition, Uber is sinking $400 million into Aurora and will hold a minority stake in the company along with having representation on their board. This strategic divestment in self-driving technology is an interesting move for Uber.

Want me to add a topic to my monthly research? Drop me an email and I’ll be happy to add it to my list!