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2017: Top searches, breakthrough technologies and biggest breaches
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2017: Top searches, breakthrough technologies and biggest breaches 

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It’s no secret that Google has been tracking us. Everything that we searched for on Google is being complied to see what the trends are and what we are interested in.

https://trends.google.com/trends/yis/2017/CA/

Technologies in 2017

Looking back at 2017, there were some really innovative and breakthrough technologies that made the news. These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding right now; and others will take a decade or more to develop.

https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

Biggest data breaches in 2017

We’ve heard about so many data breaches during the year. As businesses continue in the path of digital transformation, some are making mistakes that others can learn from.

The year 2017 was a record one for data breaches.

What were the top 10 largest data breaches of the year?

Tech Bytes:

Google has announced that it is bringing Google Assistant to older phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up. With this update, Google will be covering up to 80 percent of its active Android base with Google Assistant. This update has been rolled out to users with the language set to English in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada and Singapore, as well as in Spanish in the US, Mexico and Spain. It’s also rolling out to users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil and Korea.”

A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter’s tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app. Threads, as the company is calling them, let you string together tweets by tapping a new plus button in the tweet composer. “A few weeks ago, we expanded our character count to make it easier for people to fit what they’re thinking into a Tweet,” the company said in a blog post. “But we know people also may want to serialize a longer story or thought, or provide ongoing commentary on an event or topic. That’s where this update to threads comes in!”

Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today, Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your photos and videos.

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