Given the inherent immutability of the blockchain technology, it’s a popular choice for projects that involve creating verifiable databases to ensure that information integrity is maintained, and this is especially important when lives are at stake. But there are some lingering questions involving users privacy, especially regarding these coronavirus tracking apps. Governments are introducing intrusive surveillance systems to track the virus, and the principle question being asked is whether or not we can trust them to remove them once COVID-19 is contained.
On a March 18, 2020 call to NYC media, Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook is experiencing "big surges" in usage. Voice and video-calls on WhatsApp (owned by FB) and Facebook Messenger are 200% higher than normal.
Match (MTCH.Q) and The Meet Group (MEET.Q) join forces to provide love in the age of social distancing
Let’s start with a controversial statement: social distancing is possible for the short term, but unsustainable long term. Our species isn’t evolved to be apart for too long. We need human interaction or switches get flipped in our brains and our mental health deteriorates. Granted, there are of course fringe elements—strange stories about soldiers lost on an island for thirty years following the end of the second world war—but they’re the exception rather than the rule. For most of us isolation is bad news.
Tencent Cloud’s, the cloud computing arm of Tencent Holdings (TCEHY.Q), latest acquisition of the Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard (MTCS SS) will help them keep their data safe.
WebSafety (WBSI.OTC) announced a new dedicated website with details on their DriveSafety anti distracted driving App launching next month.
Social media has been a part of our lives for over two decades now, and it plays a big role in our social organizing. But the biggest companies have gotten too big, and with their size, comes complacency. They think they’re untouchable so they get lazy, and when companies that handle your personal information get lazy, they act irresponsibly.
Remember when meeting a romantic partner off the internet indicated you were somehow socially deficient? It was a hush-hush thing that everyone did. Definitely the elephant in the room. You’d show up one day at a wedding with a new girl (or guy) on your arm, and whenever someone asked you how you met, you’d flub it off with a canned answer like ‘at work’ or ‘at school’ when the reality is you met in a html chat on the far side of the internet.
Facebook (FB.Q) CEO Mark Zuckerberg rolled over and bared his throat in front of the U.S. government yesterday, begging them to lay out regulations for online content.
Cryptocurrency token exchange, Hyperion Technologies, acquired two blockchain technology products from Vanbex Labs, which is presently being investigated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for fraud related to their 2017 initial coin offering (ICO).
Facebook’s (FB.Q) stock price has cratered by more than $20 in the past two months on the back of privacy scandal after scandal. We can now add to that the amount of class-action lawsuits presently in various stages of litigation, but somehow this company keeps on keeping on.