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Summary:

  • Google and Carrefour offer a new way of shopping
  • 10 billion euros invested by operators in 2019
  • Twitter gives voice on iOS
  • The key figure: 50.6% of teleworkers face technical problems
  • Convenient : How to secure your telework station?

Google and Carrefour offer a new way of shopping

“Ok Google, I want to do my shopping. So here’s the key to using the new Carrefour / Google service launched yesterday. The promise ? Order and pay for groceries with the Google Assistant voice assistant, coupled with carrefour.fr. A world first according to the actor of the large distribution, which allows to order his races by voice and informally. A partnership that could compete with the e-commerce giant Amazon, which is struggling to establish itself in the food industry.

10 billion euros invested by operators in 2019

Despite declining revenues, operators invested a record 10.4 billion euros in their mobile and especially fixed networks in 2019, 510 million euros more than in 2018. It remains to be seen whether these the latter will be able to maintain this pace in 2020.

Twitter gives voice on iOS

Twitter introduces a new means of expression on its platform, vocal this time. Each voice tweet captures up to 140 seconds of audio. The social network says that the creation of voice tweets will initially be accessible to a limited group of Twitter users on iOS, but it plans to make this functionality widely available to all iOS users “in the coming weeks”.

The key figure: 50.6% of teleworkers face technical problems

The Covid-19 pandemic forced many employees to switch to remote work. Fluxon decided to interview 1,005 employees in this situation with the aim of analyzing changes in behavior and the difficulties encountered. Among other information, we learn that more than half of the employees were faced with technical problems.

Practical: How to secure your telework station?

The CESIN security experts’ club recommends to companies, regarding telework:

  • to provide and configure the stations, preferably;
  • to equip the workstations with an effective device for updates and anti-virus, EDR and proxy protection for surfing the internet;
  • introduce multi-factor authentication for access to SaaS applications in the cloud;
  • condition VPN access to strong authentication;
  • set up password reset;
  • to set up support for users;
  • educate and inform all users about Covid-19 contextual attacks;
  • disseminate a tutorial on teleworking;
  • disseminate protection measures against the most frequent cyberattacks and strengthen security monitoring in general;
  • supervise and secure videoconferencing;
  • by way of derogation, to extend the expiration date of the passwords (until the next programmed expiration) to avoid that the users do not find themselves blocked at the time of the request for renewal of the password;
  • initiate, if not generalize, the electronic signature for all management acts not yet fully dematerialized.

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