Good morning, Central Texas! Here's a look at some of the top local and national tech stories we're following for you today:
More hacks in 2018
In 2017, the list of companies hacked seemed never-ending. (Hello, Equifax!) Well, according to CNET, expect more of the same next year. The site recommends taking steps to protect yourself, such as backing up photos and other important files and looking into authentication apps.
SAS coming to East Austin
Software maker SAS said Monday that it will move its Central Texas operations to a new campus in East Austin, the American-Statesman's Shonda Novak reports. SAS will relocate from Northwest Austin to 1801 E. Sixth St., where Riverside Resources is building a five-story building that'll be ready for occupancy in early 2019.
Facebook Messenger for kids
While many find Facebook's Messenger app rather annoying, kids apparently love it. And in an effort to ease parents' worries about any bad guys who might be looking to chat with their kiddos, the social networking giant is rolling out new safety features, The Associated Press reports. For starters, parents will have to approve any "friends" children want to chat with via the app.
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