Before we start in on Thanksgiving festivities, provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile security and green energy related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 11/19-11/21.
The old smartphones that you have yet to part with, and do nothing but act as glorified dust catchers and paperweights, are now being labeled as security risks by the Trump Administration. They fear that these devices could be transformed into “counterfeit goods” if they were to get in the hands of underhanded recyclers and manufacturers. In order to prevent this, the Department of Commerce has proposed a severe restriction on the exportation of used electronic goods. However, as one critic points out, a ban on such devices would only provide a false sense of security while resulting in significant economic worry.
A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows that tech companies are not only committed to renewable energy but they are increasingly driving green power adoption. In fact, tech companies are becoming the number one buyer of green energy. Leading the pack is Google, who’s latest renewable energy analysis claims all of its data centers use renewable energy. The tech industry was already on pace to lead clean energy development but with the IoT take over, experts expect to see the renewable purchasing trend take off as well.
With tomorrow officially kicking off the Thanksgiving holiday, HOBI wishes you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving day. And with America Recycles Day still fresh on our minds, we also kindly ask that you take the initiative to continue to recycle responsibly during all of your holiday festivals. Provided are a few ways that you can go green during the holidays.