Equifax hack may affect up to 143M people, Google Drive changes comingIn this week's wrap-up, credit-reporting company Equifax says it was the victim of an enormous data breach. Meanwhile, Google lets the world know its plan to replace the Google Drive desktop app.
This is CNET and here the stories that matter right now. EQUIFAX a credit reporting company announce it was the victim of a data breach that may have affected up to 143 million US customers. The company also said some residents of the UK and Canada were impacted. The data stolen included customer names, social security numbers, birthdates and addresses. The breach occurs from mid May thru July. Equifax run to the bridge on July 29th and say it has fixed, the company is working with law enforcements to find out who committed the attack. Google announced that the Google Drive desktop app will be shut down on March 12th 2018, to be clear this is about the application you use on your PC or Mac to synch files to Google Drive in the cloud. If you want to keep automatically uploading files to your Google drive, you can use the google back up and sync app instead. Disney's CEO Bob Iger said that Disney's upcoming video streaming service will include Marvel and Star Wars properties. Iger also mentioned the service will have up to five original series as well as exclusive movies. Disney currently has a deal with Netflix that is set to expire in 2019. Iger did not announce a firm launch date or pricing for Disney's future service. Silicon Valley has spoken out against the potential repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Illegals program, or DACA. President Donald Trump is reportedly considering axing the program, which allows children of undocumented immigrants to work in the U.S. But, more than 300 tech leaders, including Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook, and Google C.E.O. Sundar Pichai have warned, a repeal could put workers at risk and strip up to 460 billion dollars From the national GDP. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app available for iOS and Android.