Google gives Chrome OS developers a new resource hub | Twitter's new API for 3rd-party developers goes live | Dropbox releases password manager, secure vault features
August 13, 2020
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Google has rolled out ChromeOS.dev, a resource for technical information, product announcements and code samples, and has introduced full Android Emulator, which will allow developers to write and test Android apps on Chromebooks. Google has also introduced minor updates to the Linux beta and Android Studio.
Full Story: TechCrunch (tiered subscription model) (8/12),  SiliconAngle (8/12) 
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Twitter has launched the basic free level of its new API after a delay caused by its recent high-profile security breach. The new API offers third-party developers features such as conversation threading, spam filtering and a real-time tweet stream.
Full Story: The Verge (8/12),  Reuters (8/12) 
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Dropbox releases password manager, secure vault features
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Dropbox has made three new features available to the public following their beta testing: a new password manager, a secure vault for sensitive files and computer backup functionality. Enterprise customers also get access to a new branded sharing feature, plus a traffic-and-insights feature for tracking shared files.
Full Story: VentureBeat (8/12) 
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Cybersecurity training company SANS Institute reports a data breach of 28,000 records. Noting that no organization is immune to cyberthreats, the company said the leak occurred as a result of a phishing attack that led to 513 emails being forwarded to an unknown email address, exposing personal data but no financial records.
Full Story: TechRepublic (8/12) 
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Verizon exec: 5G edge deal with AWS will prove significant
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Verizon's new 5G edge compute partnership with Amazon Web Services will speed up developers' work coding their apps and provide value to the telecom by helping it provide solutions for business and consumers, Senior Vice President Adam Koeppe told analysts. He said Verizon's extensive fiber backbone and backhaul network will aid developers in building lower latency apps.
Full Story: FierceWireless (8/11) 
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Juniper Networks brought out four Mist AI-powered, Wi-Fi 6-enabled access points aimed at serving remote workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The idea is to bring the latest in wireless connectivity to smaller businesses.
Full Story: CRN (US) (8/12) 
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IT Workforce
Cybersecurity has soared to the top of the priority list for high-level IT executives in recent months, finds a survey by identity management provider Hitachi ID. The reshuffling of priorities, largely as a result of the pandemic, finds many chief information officers shifting their focus away from updating on-premises infrastructure and buying new hardware.
Full Story: TechRepublic (8/11) 
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CompTIA News
CompTIA has launched a new initiative to provide critical cybersecurity threat intelligence to companies involved in the business of technology. The CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) is a focal point for dealing with cyberthreats to technology vendors, MSPs, solution providers, integrators, distributors and business technology consultants. Visit CompTIA ISAO for more information about the program.
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The technology vendor community continues to play a critical role in ensuring state and local governments manage and succeed during these trying times. To battle COVID-19 and ensure the delivery of services, a number of tech vendors are providing free or discounted products and services to state and local clients. The CompTIA Blog has a list of some of the ways tech companies are helping their public sector customers.
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The CompTIA Tech Career Academy has added a permanent online campus to its current lineup of city-based campuses to help adults launch new careers in information technology (IT). The first program for the online campus, IT-Ready Technical Support, trains and prepares adults for jobs on an IT help desk. Visit the CompTIA Tech Career Academy for more details.
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