Netflix Ads; Apple Sat Watch; 70% of Workers Want Some WFH; DoorDash Data BreachPosted: August 29, 2022 Filed under: Uncategorized Leave a comment
More is coming out about Netflix’s upcoming tier with ads. Engadget.com reports that the latest guesstimate is that they will charge between $7-$9 a month for the service. Right now, the most basic plan is $10 a month, and it doesn’t include HD streaming. For those who want the top tier, that’s going to run you about $20 a month, which gets you 4K content from the streamer. The ad-supported tier will supposedly have 4 minutes of ads per hour, is expected to hit in a half dozen markets by the end of the year, with a wide rollout in 2023.
It has been rumored for months that Apple plans to bring emergency satellite communication to the upcoming iPhones. According to 9to5mac.com, the initial iPhones would only have quick emergency calling or texting ability, but Apple ultimately plans to add full satellite connectivity. Now, Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg is catching wind that the next generation Apple Watches…not the ones due out next week, but next year…may ALSO have emergency satellite communication capabilities. With Tesla’s Starlink partnering with T-Mobile, it looks like the race is on to make our mobile devices work anywhere via satellite link.
In a new study for Deloitte called ‘2022 Connectivity and Mobile Trends,’ a whopping 70% of those surveyed want to keep at least some work from home. Venturebeat.com says it also found that more than 80% of remote workers said that their family and professional relationships, as well as physical and mental well-being have improved or stayed the same due to working from home. Out of the remote workers, 43% prefer work from home all the time or most of the time. 29% of all employed adults shared that preference.
A clever phishing attack at DoorDash has exposed a number of customers’ info exposed. Mashable.com reports that Doordash says an “undisclosed number of customers had their names, email addresses, delivery addresses, phone numbers, and partial payment card numbers” stolen. For drivers with the company, hackers were able to access names, phone numbers, and email address information. The hack came via a third party vendor. Employees of the vendor had credentials that were stolen that were then used to access DoorDash’s internal tools. The company said it cut off the third-party vendor’s access to its systems after discovering “unusual and suspicious” activity. They haven’t given a timeline for when this happened nor the number of people affected by the hack.