Moto Z3 Users Can Get 5G Access via Snap-On Module in Early 2019

Today’s topics include the release of Motorola’s Moto Z3 smartphone, which will be upgradable to 5G, and research indicating CEOs and other executives routinely steal company IP.

Motorola announced last week that its new Moto Z3 smartphone will go on sale exclusively through Verizon on Aug. 16 and will be an upgradable device that will accept a snap-on module which will provide faster 5G cellular service in the future.

The Moto Z3 features a 6.01-inch display with protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover glass, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and an Adreno 540 graphics processing chip. Also included is 4GB of memory, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD slot for expandable storage up to 2TB, dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera.

The handset will retail for $480. Pricing has not yet been announced for the 5G Moto Mod accessory, but it is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively starting in early 2019.

According to a July 24 study from information security vendor Code42, a majority of CEOs and other business leaders engage in risky behavior that jeopardizes their businesses' intellectual property.

Code42’s researchers found that a high percentage of executives admit to having knowingly flouted data-security best practices and company policies by doing one or more of the following: taking intellectual property upon leaving their previous employer; keeping a copy of their work on a personal device; clicking on questionable links; and downloading unsanctioned software.

Two of the study’s key conclusions were that even strong data security policies and perimeters are no match for human emotion and behavior, and without visibility to employee endpoints, IT can’t protect valuable company data despite being expected to.