Hashtag Trending – Fake Google Calendar invites, Google to build homes, U.S. chipmakers want a lighter Huawei ban

Criminals exploit fake calendar invites, Google to build homes, U.S. chipmakers want Huawei back.

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That’s all the news that’s trending today. It’s Thursday, June 20th, and I’m your host, Tom Li.

Trending on Google, criminals are baiting users to malicious websites through Google Calendar. We’re all vigilant against scam email scams, but fake invites in Google Calendar may not be immediately apparent. These attacks could arrive in fake contest winning messages and money transfer warnings, said Kaspersky Labs to Wired. To reduce the chance of them appearing in your calendar, the Independent recommend disabling the “automatically add invitations” setting in Google Calendar.

Trending on Reddit, Google will be leasing $750 million worth of land to build 20,000 homes in the San Francisco Bay area. The decision came in response to activist groups accusing Google of driving up housing prices due to high employee salaries. According to Reuters, the lot was originally reserved for offices and shops, but have been repurposed for Google’s new apartment complexes.

Lastly, trending everywhere, U.S. chipmakers are reportedly lobbying to alleviate the Huawei ban. Huawei is a massive customer of chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm, which produce components that power Huawei laptops and smartphones. The Semiconductor Industry Association also commented that consumer devices should not be grouped with Huawei’s networking equipment because they don’t pose the same security risks.

That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now. Hashtag Trending is a part of the ITWC Podcast network. Add us to your Alexa Flash Briefing or your Google Home daily briefing. I’m Tom Li, thanks for listening.

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Telecommunication and consumer hardware are Tom's main beats at Channel Daily News. He loves to talk about Canada's network infrastructure, semiconductor products, and of course, anything hot and new in the consumer technology space. You'll also occasionally see his name appended to articles on cloud, security, and SaaS-related news. If you're ever up for a lengthy discussion about the nuances of each of the above sectors or have an upcoming product that people will love, feel free to drop him a line at [email protected].

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