June 2022


Windows 11 is now available for all compatible devices. If you are not on a domain (network with a server), you may see your computer prompting you to update to Windows 11.

Office 365 users may see a warning that “security defaults will be enabled automatically for your organizations in 14 days”. Security defaults will enforce 2-Factor Authentication and disable some older email protocols that don’t support newer security methods.

Reminder: Support for Internet Explorer 11 will end on June 15, 2022.

Microsoft starts testing a new OneNote design overhaul.

Starlink satellite internet is now available to order in 32 countries.

Contact lenses as a computer screen.

Walmart is expanding its drone delivery service across six states.

Canada to ban China‘s Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks.

China … accused Canada of working with the U.S. to suppress Chinese companies.

China Orders Government, State Firms to Dump Foreign P.C.s

Homegrown hardware: Lenovo, Huawei Technologies Co., and Inspur Ltd.

China will primarily encourage Linux-based operating systems to replace Microsoft’s Windows.


What the ‘Work from Home’ revolution means for those who can’t.

Microsoft confirms a hiring slowdown in the latest sign of economic caution. Companies including Meta and Salesforce have similarly slowed hiring in recent weeks.

Lyft joins Uber in cutting back on new hiring.

PayPal is just one of the many tech companies that are reducing headcount or implementing freezing hires due to the economic slowdown.

San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast.

Drought in 2022 is severe.

Shanghai port’s return to normal operations will likely lead to a torrent of products heading west as manufacturers do their best to clear order backlogs.

Shanghai Port is Returning to Normal, but supply chains will get worse before they get better.


General Motors Suffers Data Breach Exposing Customer Info.

Hackers may have accessed sensitive customer information and illicitly redeemed reward points stored on user accounts. It’s believed that the attack resulted from a credential stuffing campaign using stolen credentials from a previous breach in hopes of the victims re-using their passwords on multiple sites.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases.

Vodafone is piloting a new advertising I.D. system called TrustPid, which will work as a persistent user tracker at the mobile Internet Service Provider (ISP) level.

Vodafone plans to assign a fixed ID to each customer and associate all user activity with it. The new system is in test phase in Germany and is intended to be impossible to bypass from within the web browser settings or through cookie blocking or IP address masking.


By Tim Torian

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