Facebook Inc. is spending $2 billion to get into virtual reality. In the real world, the deal highlights a high-stakes race among the tech industry’s giants for continued dominance over a rapidly changing digital landscape.
Here’s a stat we’ve heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every aspect of our lives, and we can already assume the average person spends a lot of time with gadgets.
Apple revealed on Friday that its mobile operating system has a critical flaw that could allow hackers and government officials to intercept ostensibly secure communications between the company’s smartphones, tablets, and the Web.