Factoids for July 25, 2018

July 25, 2018

Some useful factoids:

  1. 11 percent of Americans do not use the Internet, down from 48 percent in Year 2000. Source: TheHustle
  2. Google’s capital expenditures for 2017-2018 were $5.5 billion. This is a 2X increase over the previous year. Source: GeekWire
  3. The health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, were stolen. Source: Manila Times
  4. Stolen credit cards with PINS cost as little as US$8. Source: Daily Mail
  5. Almost two million start-ups were registered in the UK between 2013-2017 with 392,627 (20 percent) classified as technology firms. Source: Cambridge Network
  6. Companies selling flaws in software to government entities include Vupen in Montpellier, France; Netragard in Acton, Mass.; Exodus Intelligence in Austin, Tex.; and ReVuln (Malta). Source: Dark Government

Stephen E Arnold, July 25, 2018


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